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Everyday Peacemaking

01 August 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm

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Village Church Annandale
122 Johnston St
Annandale NSW

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Everyday Peacemaking

Tired of being buffeted by conflict around you? Wondering what God is doing when peace is absent? This first course will help you focus on what God is doing in your everyday relationships and help you be someone who makes peace rather than fakes it or breaks it!

Our presenters

Allen Sibley

Allen is married to Jenny, they have 6 adult children, two grandchildren and live in the north-western suburbs of Sydney. He originally trained as a teacher but then went into the IT industry for over 20 years and completed an MBA along the way.  He moved into the Christian not-for-profit world in 2007 where he has worked and voluntarily served in organisations such as BaptistCare, IntegriCare, Bedford College, the Baptist Assembly Council and PeaceWise, where he is the Chief Operations Officer. Allen has been a Christian since age 15 and has been a member at Parramatta Baptist Church since 1991. He is a peacemaking work-in-progress and looks forward to continuing his peacemaking journey through sharing the PeaceWise principles.

Deborah Bensted

Deborah Bensted

Deborah originally trained as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, remaining in the Health Sector for some years in both clinical and public education areas. She has a Bachelor of Theology and has worked in church ministry in teaching and leadership roles. Besides her training role in PeaceWise, she also works on the Ministry Staff of St Matthews Anglican Church at Manly.

Description

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 and 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.

For persons such as those in full time pastoral ministry, teachers or lawyers, if the content of the training is relevant to your professional development or continuing accreditation or education requirements you may claim one 'unit' for each hour of attendance, subject to the rules of the relevant programme. 

Book with safety!  100% refund if training is postponed due to COVID-19 impact

Special offers

Please note early bird discounts are automatically applied to tickets purchased at least 2 months prior to the event. Concession and repeat delegate discounts are applied at checkout. Please note reduced rates cannot be combined.

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Cancellation policy

Please note our cancellation policy:

  • Up to one month before the course – $25 admin fee

  • From 1 month to 1 week before the 1st day of training – 50% of the fee will be refunded.

  • Within one week before the course – no refund will be given*

  • 100% refund if the training has to be postponed due to covid-19

* For serious illness or emergency, a fee credit will be supplied to be used within 1 year. Registrants are responsible for registering for future training with credit supplied.

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Covid-19 Information

PeaceWise will continue to comply with all current Commonwealth and State/Territory government health requirements for all in-person training events. All trainers and others who will be present at the training event on behalf of PeaceWise will have returned a negative result to a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) the evening before the training day. If a PeaceWise person returns a positive RAT, PeaceWise will endeavour to have an alternative person/s run the activity, and if this is not possible, the event will be postponed or cancelled, as appropriate.

What people are saying

"Fabulous course. Great framework for understanding a biblical foundation for peacemaking. I love that the material caters for a range of learners."

Tanya
training attendee

"It was great to see so clearly that the gospel was driving every aspect of the course."

Mark
training attendee