The Art of Peacemaking

November 22, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 Back in the 1960s, the psychologist Abraham Maslow famously wrote, “If the only tool you […]

Anticipating our fall Advanced Clergy Clinic speaker, Dr. Jenny Brown

September 14, 2023

Jenny is Director Emeritus and founder of the Family Systems Institute (FSI) in Sydney, Australia. FSI has been providing training and clinical services in Bowen family systems approaches since 2004. […]

Churches: Plums and Pills

May 2, 2023

Where are all the staff? So many businesses seem to be a shell of themselves. Staff are around and working hard, but there is a general sense that there are […]

The 20-Year Evolution of Clergy Clinic

March 30, 2023

One of the signature programs offered by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process. This has been offered for several decades with nearly two thousand clergy […]

Promoting Peacemaking – wherever and whenever we can

March 16, 2023

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center focuses on training people across the country in biblical education regarding the principles of peace; conflict resolution training; and community building techniques. We also welcome opportunities […]

The Fierce Art of Peacemaking: Part 2

January 17, 2023

In my last post, I referenced a poem by Joy Harjo in which she likens conflict resolution to the performing and literary arts. Lest you think Harjo—or I, for that […]

Recognizing the Prophetic Voice Through Community

January 9, 2023

The New Year is often a time of turning pages in life, between reflecting on past chapters and finding meaning to guide writing the next. As Christians, we seek guidance […]

The Art of Asking Questions

December 27, 2022

I recently attended a remote one-hour workshop on Facilitated Dialogue led by Rachel Viscomi from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. One piece of guidance she shared was that […]

The Fierce Art of Peacemaking: Part 1

December 21, 2022

A few years ago, my daughter gave me a book of poetry called Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. The book was written by Joy Harjo, who at that time was […]

Using Structured Process as a Support in Times of Change

December 7, 2022

Last week Tammy Martens wrote about the use of family diagrams as a tool for analyzing family emotional systems, “for observing the family as it adapts to life”. There is […]

Only 3 More One-Day Sessions for 2023!

Looking to add a few final training sessions in 2023? Register today because there are only three more workshops left for 2023!

Restorative Conversations on November 2nd

Healthy Congregations on November 29th 

Fractured Lives, Fractured Churches: Healing the Breach on December 14th

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 InstituteLeadership Development Through Family Systems, and/or Advanced Clergy Clinic. We also have two new trainings we are introducing this year: Restorative Conversations and Fractured Lives, Fractured Churches: Healing the Breach.

Multiple sessions of each workshop are available. Please consult this preliminary LMPC 2023 Calendar for events and dates.