The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.



The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

…So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another

Romans 12:5


With today’s rising level of anxiety in society and its resulting impact on families, there is little doubt that such anxiety will impact the church with increasing intensity in the years ahead.  The resulting elevation of pressures within congregations and the increasing demands which that places on clergy make it imperative that leaders step back occasionally from the fray to assess their own capacity for managing themselves in a calmer, more differentiated way.

Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting.  It will provide a safe forum for processing challenging situations in one’s ministry, while also facilitating reflection on a way of thinking about the human condition which has implications for all aspects of life.

Program outline and brochure

For more details, including a program description and schedule, click here.


Participants are required to read Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions by Dr. Roberta Gilbert and One Family’s Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory by Michael E. Kerr.  Participants will also be asked to fill out a family diagram before attending.


The Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process meets three times during the year for three successive days each time, thus providing a total of nine days of training.  Now that the 2018-2019 series has begun, registration for both Group A and Group B is now closed.  The dates for Group A, Group B, and a special series next year in North Carolina are as follows:

Group A

October 22-24, 2018

February 18-20, 2019

April 29-May 1, 2019

Group B

November 5-7, 2018

February 25-27, 2019

May 6-8, 2019

Special Event in Charlotte

March 11-13, 2019

June 3-5, 2019

September 9-11, 2019

Group A and Group B will be held in Lombard, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago and approximately 30-45 minutes from both O’Hare and Midway airports.  Directions to the site and hotel information will be sent with confirmation of registration.  The event in North Carolina – sponsored by the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, but open to the general public – will be hosted by St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, 1901 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC.  For a detailed brochure about Clergy Clinic 2019 in Charlotte, NC – including dates, rates, required reading, and other important information – please click here.

PLEASE NOTE:  The three 3-day sessions of our Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process are typically held in the western suburbs of Chicago, beginning in October or November of one year and ending in April or May of the next.  As noted above, the Clergy Clinic scheduled in Charlotte, NC is the only one being held outside of Chicago in the foreseeable future, and is all contained within the same calendar year.  Because it is being sponsored by a judicatory, some of the procedures are different from the LMPC-sponsored events.  For basic details, please consult this Save-the-Date brochure.

Once arrangements with the host church have been finalized, registration for Clergy Clinic 2019-2020 will begin.  The dates for Group A are:  October 28-30, 2019; February 17-19, 2020; and April 27-29, 2020.  The dates for Group B are:  November 11-13, 2019; March 9-11, 2020; and May 18-20, 2020.  For further details consult this brochure.


Registration for the 2018-2019 Clergy Clinic, both Group A and Group B, is now closed.  Registration for 2019-2020 will begin once we have confirmed a site and have scheduled our three guest presenters.  You can register for Clergy Clinic, or any of our events, at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/720852.  Please be aware that, if you choose to register online, you will be assessed a small non-refundable service fee by Brown Paper Tickets.  

If you prefer to register by mail and avoid the service fee, you may fill out the registration form that can be found on the brochure (not yet available for 2019-2020) and mail it, along with full payment, to our office.

Registrants who enroll and pay in full by the pre-registration date save $200 on tuition.  For the 2019-2020 series, the discount deadline is September 16, 2019.  Basic information for Clergy Clinic 2019-2020 – such as fees and dates – is available on this Save-the-Date brochure.

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Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

101 W. 22nd Street, Suite 206 Lombard, IL 60148

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