LMPC SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

 Please Note:

For most of our events, online registration ends about 5 days in advance in order to allow us time for various administrative tasks.  If registration has closed for the event in which you are interested, please call our office at 630-627-0507 and we may still be able to accommodate you.

If you would like to attend our Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders but find the cost prohibitive, please send an explanatory email to Admin@LMPeaceCenter.org.  We may have funds available to assist you.

Group Discounts are available for our one-day events: Conflict Transformation  Skills for Churches (CTS), Healthy Congregations (HC), and Leadership and Anxiety in the Church (LAC).  Restrictions apply.  Groups may wish to record their members’ names and contact information on this form.  If you have any further questions, please call our office at 630-627-0507 or email us at Admin@LMPeaceCenter.org.

 

Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches

Six Sessions Available in 2021:  January 16, February 13, March 22, April 10, June 3, or November 3

Conflict is a normal part of life; unfortunately, the church is not exempt.  This workshop will give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to manage conflicts within their congregations in a healthier manner.  Join us and learn to regard conflict not as a negative force, but as a positive opportunity for reconciliation, spiritual growth, and a renewed awareness of God’s will for your church.  

 

Healthy Congregations

Six Sessions Available in 2021:  January 30, February 18, March 27, April 17, June 15, or December 2

Healthy Congregations uses the insights of family systems theory to help church leaders become more effective stewards of their congregations. This workshop was developed by Dr. Peter Steinke and is based on the work of Dr. Edwin Friedman, author of Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue.

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Five Sessions Available:  May 3-7, June 21-25, August 2-6, October 11-15, or November 15-19, 2021  

This 5-day event is designed to equip church leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. It also includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory. Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings, including the business and academic worlds. Join us and found out for yourself why a previous participant described MSTI as “The best and most thorough model for mediation with individuals and congregations that I have experienced in more than three decades of ordained ministry”!

Leadership and Anxiety in the Church

Five Sessions Available:  May 13, June 9, August 19, Sep. 29, and Nov. 4, 2021

Rooted in Scripture and grounded in Bowen family systems theory, this workshop identifies differentiation of self and anxiety as two key variables impacting human functioning.  Leadership and Anxiety looks at the challenges presented by the rising levels of anxiety being experienced in churches today, as well as the role that self-differentiated leadership can play in calming such anxiety.  Works of fine art illustrating Biblical themes help facilitate theological reflection on the themes being presented.     

MSTI Refresher Course

Three Sessions Available in 2021:  Tues, May 11; Sat, June 12; or Tues, September 14  

Are you a graduate of our Mediation Skills Training Institute?  Has it been a while since you’ve taken the training?  Would you like a reminder of the basics without having to take the entire 5-day course over again?  Then this is the workshop designed just for you! 

Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process, Group A

The Clergy Clinic meets three times per year for three successive days each time: Oct. 25-27, 2021; Feb. 14-16, 2022; and May 2-4, 2022.  Group B is identical in content – only the dates are different.

Clergy Clinic is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting. Participants are required to read Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions by Roberta Gilbert, and One Family’s Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory  by Michael E. Kerr.

 

Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process, Group B

The Clergy Clinic meets three times per year for three successive days each time: Nov. 8-10, 2021; Mar. 7-9, 2022; and May 23-25, 2022.  Group A is identical in content – only the dates are different.

Clergy Clinic is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting. Participants are required to read Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions by Roberta Gilbert, and One Family’s Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory  by Michael E. Kerr.

 

Advanced Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process

The Advanced Clergy Clinic meets three times per year for three successive days each time:  Oct. 18-20, 2021; Feb. 7-9, 2022; and April 25-27, 2022.  

This event is for graduates of our Clergy Clinic or those who have had significant previous training in Bowen family systems theory.  Online registration is not yet available for this event.  To learn more or to register, contact the LMPC office at 630-627-0507.

 

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Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

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

630-627-0507

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