Date(s) - 3rd Nov 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Northridge Vineyard Church
This first course will help you focus on what God is doing in your relationships and help you be someone who makes peace rather than fakes it or breaks it!
In this training, you will:
- learn a simple framework for understanding and dealing with conflict
- gain powerful peacemaking principles and relational tools
- understand the biblical foundations of peace and reconciliation
- discover gracious ways to deal with difficult people
- have time to reflect upon your personal experience of conflict and peacemaking
- learn how you can begin supporting a building a culture of peace in your community/spheres of influence
- discover opportunities to glorify God, serve others and grow to be like Christ, even in the midst of conflict.
This level of training is suitable for all Christians as we work together to promote peacemaking in our own lives, families, workplaces, churches and communities.
Teacher PD accreditation – Completion of the Everyday Peacemaking training (our first day of training) contributes 6 hours of NESA Registered PD towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Teachers in other States can self-assess for PD credit on this basis. Relevant Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 4.3.2, 6.2.2, 7.3.2. Accreditation for professional development for teachers in NSW is provided by the National Institute for Christian Education. To obtain PD credit for this course you must provide your accreditation number in the registration form below
If you require a vegetarian or gluten-free meal, please email [email protected]
Bruce Burgess is the National Director of PeaceWise and is Australia’s first Certified Christian ConciliatorTM. He holds degrees in Arts, Law, Christian Studies and Theology and is an international conference speaker. Bruce’s peacemaking work has led him to become involved in teaching and working with schools, workplace disputes, church and para-church based conflict, and victim-offender cases. Bruce has a passion for seeing both adults and kids’ lives transformed by the power of the gospel of peace, for building cultures of peace and for seeing God break through to repair, restore and sustain healthy relationships. Bruce is married to Helen and they have two high school aged kids. Bruce constantly thanks God for being the amazing God of peace that he is, who has provided so much help, wisdom and grace for living life - which is especially needed in the cauldron of teenage parenting!
Kath is a passionate and gifted speaker, educator and pastor, with a rich and varied background in Theology, Leadership and Nursing. Kath, along with her husband Phil, serve on the National Board of Vineyard Australia and founded Northridge Vineyard Church in Thornleigh, Sydney. Kath is a conference and retreat speaker and is passionate about spiritual formation. She has a history in ICU nursing, Midwifery, Education and Research and holds a Masters in Adult Education and a Masters in Theology and Christian Leadership, frequently mentoring other women in Christian Leadership. Kath became a PeaceWise trainer in early 2018 and has a deep desire to share the positive transformation that comes with the principles of a gospel of peace, lived out in relationships and communities.
Phil is a Pastor, Engineer and qualified PeaceWise Trainer, with a strong heart to love and serve others. Phil, along with his wife Kath, serve on the National Board of Vineyard Australia and founded Northridge Vineyard Church in Thornleigh, Sydney. Phil enjoys building and consulting as an Engineer, and has qualifications in theology, teaching which he uses regularly both in his home church and in other settings. Phil and Kath have two adult children - a daughter who is married and a son – and they love spending time with their family. Phil has a deep desire to share the positive transformation that comes with the principles of a gospel of peace, lived out in relationships and communities.