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Everyday Peacemaking

22 July 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm

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Nepean Christian School
836 Mulgoa Rd,
Mulgoa 2745

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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

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Steve has been married to Trish for 37 years. They have three adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. He was a High School Maths teacher for 15 years, then did theological study for 2 years at SMBC and 3 years at Moore College. He has served in Anglican churches in north-west Sydney, Bowral and the Illawarra for the past 25 years. He recently completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Family Counselling, and is now working together with Trish as a counsellor, focusing on supporting couples, but also working with men, especially in the area of grief and mental health. Steve enjoys kayaking, ocean body-surfing and walking along Lake Illawarra. He also enjoys the challenge of doing Sudoku puzzles and Cryptic Crosswords. He has done the Peacemaking, Conflict Coaching and Mediation training courses with PeaceWise and has led Everyday Peacemaking courses for churches and married couples. He has also enjoyed the opportunity to support men through online conflict coaching. He has found the PeaceWise material really helpful in understanding himself better and in enabling him to pastor, counsel and guide people.

Trish Roberts

Trish Roberts

Trish has worked as a newspaper journalist and after completing a Diploma of Bible and Missions at Moore College, served with her husband Steve in each of the churches where he was a Minister. Her focus was in children's and women's ministry and she particularly enjoyed teaching Primary and High School SRE. She recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling from St Mark's National Theological Centre in Canberra and is now working as a counsellor, focusing on supporting single and married women, as well as partnering with Steve supporting couples. Trish enjoys catching up with family and friends, walking outdoors, ocean swimming and art. Her own relationship with God has been restored by using several of the peacemaking tools and she enjoys seeing how they renew others too.

Wendy Konemann

Wendy Konneman

 Wendy Konemann is a PeaceWise Ambassador and is also a practising Christian counsellor specialising in marriage counselling, conflict coaching and mediations.  Wendy undertook the PeaceWise training in 2011 and is now a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with Peacemaker Ministries.  Wendy has been involved in mediating church, organisational and marriage conflicts both in Australia and in the United States and has provided biblical peacemaking training to churches and Christian schools around Australia.  She has been a speaker and trainer at events in Australia, the United States, Jordan, and The Netherlands.

Description

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. 

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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