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!
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 are founding pastors of 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 are founding pastors of 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.
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.