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 […]

No Stomach for Change

November 11, 2022

What should churches do now that Covid is relatively over, and things are moving back together? If you answered that question by saying, “What my church really needs to do […]

The Wait is Over! Announcing the Peacemaker's Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands 2024

After five years, the pilgrimage through the Holy Lands led by Rev. Richard Blackburn will be open again! This pilgrimage will include:

  • Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, the Old City, Via Dolorosa, Yad Vashem, Sabeel:
    Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, and much more…
  • Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, Community Peacemaker Teams in
    Hebron, Diyar Consortium, the ministries founded by Rev. Mitri Raheb, Wi’am, the Palestinian
    Conflict Resolution Center.
  • Galilee: Nazareth, Cana, Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves, Church of the Beatitudes,
    Church of the Primacy of Peter, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, and other sites, including the Sea of Galilee.

To find out more, view this flyer and the trip website. You can book your trip via the flyer or the website. Reach out to Rev. Richard Blackburn to make your interest known and to be one of the first people to sign up!

Introducing: A New Contracted Training Workshop, Pastoral Transitions

When a church goes through a transition of leadership, often times anxiety is felt
among staff and the whole of the congregation. An anxious church is limited in
promoting the work of the Gospel. If you and your church find yourself in the midst
of a pastoral transition, consider hiring the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center for
this two-hour workshop to help you navigate this transition well. Click here to find out more!

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.