Online Workshop – Transforming Conflict: Tools for the Toolbox

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Conflict abounds in our society, our communities, our churches, and our families.  But how do you respond to it?  Do you immediate­ly see conflict as negative? This workshop seeks to provide practical and proven methods for approaching conflict as an oppor­tunity for growth, improvement, and restoration of right relation­ships. Through stories and familiar scenarios, Lydell Steiner and Craig Mast of…

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Online seminary course deals with congregational conflict

Online Anabaptist Short Course: Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication: April 14 – May 25. Join Betty Pries, Ph.D., to explore the possibilities and pitfalls of courageously engaging differences within congregational life in this six-week online noncredit course at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. No grades, no papers! CEUs available. Register by March 17 and save $50. See ambs.edu/shortcourses.

Peace Center plans online workshops

Update: Please note that the date for Healthy Congregations has been changed to Jan. 30. Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is offering two of its workshops, Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches and Healthy Congregations, online during January. Both workshops will take place on Zoom. Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches will take place Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. ET to 3:30 p.m.…

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Connexus offers conflict transformation resources

When conflict occurs, how do we respond? Connexus, an organization serving Wayne County and Holmes County, is working to transform the culture of conflict by reconciling relationships and developing community. Leaders from Connexus will present information about conflict transformation to two Wayne County congregations this month. Lydell Steiner and Craig Mast will lead “An Introduction to Connexus and Conflict Transformation”…

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A time for prayer

We find ourselves in a time of great divisiveness, both in America and in many places around the world. We find ourselves in a time where the United States and Iran are on the brink of war. This is a time for us Christians to unite and pray for peace: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but…

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Healthy Conversations Workshop

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Sonnenberg Mennonite Church will host a Healthy Conversations Workshop Nov. 9-10. Jes Stoltzfus Buller, the peace education coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee, will be the facilitator for this workshop. There is no charge for the workshop, but participants are asked to RSVP  by Oct. 31 to Sonnenberg Mennonite Church by email at sonnenbergmc@embarqmail.com or by phone at 330-857-8222.   Please see…

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