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New Workshop Introduction: Restorative Conversations: Storytelling, Healing and Community Building

This one-day workshop introduces church leaders to the key concepts of circle processes and ways in which circles can be used within their congregations. Restorative conversations are useful when working through difficult or polarizing topics, processing shared painful experiences, building community, and dealing with certain levels of conflict in the church setting. The workshop covers the historical roots, biblical foundations, and core values and beliefs of restorative conversations. In addition, the key elements of circle processes will be demonstrated for participants by engaging in circle processes during the workshop.  The workshop will benefit all levels of leadership including pastors, lay leaders, youth leaders, and Sunday school teachers. Limit of 20 participants per session. 

Join Us In Phoenix This Fall!

The final session of our Mediation Skills Training Institute scheduled for this year will be conducted in person at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ.  The registration fee includes tuition, a hard copy of the MSTI manual, daily snacks, meals, and lodging (5 nights, beginning Sunday, Nov. 13). In addition, Conflict Transformation Skills For Churches will be held in person on Saturday, September 24 at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix, AZ.  We hope you will join us for one of these outstanding opportunities for Christian fellowship, spiritual enrichment, and professional growth!

LMPC Events Calendar for 2023

We have a number of events from which to choose, both single-day and multi-day, both in-person and online.  Make plans now to attend traditional favorites like Conflict Transformation Skills, Healthy Congregations, Mediation Skills Training Institute, Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process , and/or Advanced Clergy Clinic. We are also pleased to introduce Restorative Conversations, a new one-day workshop led by Dr. Devon Miller, Associate Director of LMPC. Multiple sessions of each workshop are available. Please consult this preliminary LMPC 2023 Calendar for events and dates.

Guest Presenters for Advanced Clergy Clinic 2022-2023

We are pleased to announce our trio of guest presenters for the next series of Advanced Clergy Clinic:  Daniel Papero, Kathleen Smith, and Tod Bolsinger. Dr. Papero is on the faculty at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington DC and is the author of Bowen Family Systems Theory.  Dr. Smith is an associate faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family who maintains a private therapy practice in our nation’s capital and also hosts the TV show Family Matters.  Dr. Bolsinger is a published author, an ordained Presbyterian pastor, and an assistant professor of practical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Join us for ACC 2022-2023 and take advantage of their expertise!