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!
Bronwynne has been involved with PeaceWise since 2010 working as a coach, mediator and trainer. She has a passion for helping people reconcile with God and each other, whether in marriages, families, schools, ministries or business. Bronwynne is a trained counsellor, and also works in lay ministry and has experienced the pain of conflict handled poorly. She loves to train organisations in Biblical principles that deepen an individual's understanding of conflict, and give them a structure and confidence to step towards challenges, being reminded of how God loves us in our mess as He seeks to restore us.
Bronwynne loves hanging out with her adult kids, their partners and Stuart, her husband and sidekick of now 33 yrs, generally around great food, with all being foodies. She loves entertaining and welcoming people, travelling to far away places, laughing and when there is a spare moment to read a good novel.
Wayne Forward is the CEO of PeaceWise. With a background in Mental Health Nursing, pastoral ministry, missions and leadership mentoring and coaching, Wayne has seen the destructive impact that conflict can have on relationships personally and professionally. He has also seen the amazing power and testimony that comes when reconciliation happens through biblical peacemaking. As a national trainer and mediator for PeaceWise, Wayne brings a wealth of experience to helping others respond to conflict differently and experience why Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Wayne is married to Amy. They have three children. When not with PeaceWise, you will likely, find him cycling or training for an upcoming triathlon.
Angie has been saved by grace and is thankful for that as she parents her two loud children, cares for her chocolate-coloured collie, and loves her husband of 12 years. Angie manages the content and relationships at PeaceWise and has done since returning to work after maternity leave. Before then, Angie taught Year 1 and still teaches casually at the local primary school. Angie has Bachelor of Primary Education, a Graduate Certificate in Psychology and is pursuing Clinical Psychology. Many years ago, Angie coordinated the children’s ministry at her church alongside her husband. With a passion for helping children grow and thrive in the world that God has created, Angie believes peacemaking to be a valuable life-skill that allows people of all ages to realise the peace that God has designed for them, both with him as their king, and with each other.
This is a closed event for members of this organisation only.
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.
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.