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!
Kevin has over 25 yrs Pastoral ministry with a focus on personal application of Biblical principles into everyday life. He has recently retired as Regional Minister for Hunter Baptist Churches and currently is a BaptistCare Chaplain.
Kevin is also a founding Board member of HunterHarvest, Kingdomworks, and CityServe Charities, and is the PeaceWise Regional Ministry Coordinator in the Hunter. He has worked for many years in challenging and conflicted situations to see God glorified through transformed relationships. Kevin trained for ministry at Morling College & has degrees in Engineering, Arts and Theology. Kevin is a trained PeaceWise conflict coach and mediator, and is convinced that Biblical peacemaking skills are more essential than ever in today’s world.
Matt studied Intercultural Studies and spent 25 years in the Middle East raising his family with his wife Robyn. They worked in multicultural teams and various training settings. Returning to Australia 5 years ago they completed graduate studies in Counselling which they practiced since as well as opening a relational coaching business called Relational Wellness. They have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Matt loves travel and training and sharing his journey with Jesus with others.
Robyn has always loved communicating. She received her first degree from Biola University in California in Communication and Intercultural Studies. After marrying Matt, they moved to the Middle East where she had the opportunity to teach English, raise their children and become a trainer and relational coach. On returning to Australia in 2015 she completed graduate studies in Counselling as well as getting trained as a conflict coach and mediator with PeaceWise. Robyn loves welcoming people into her home (especially when it includes cooking), walks in nature, travelling, and spending time with her family. She is passionate about seeing relationships flourish, and seeing people experience hope and grace.
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.