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SIM Learning Event

15 August 2022 - 17 August 2022
8:30am - 11:30am UTC each day

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SIM Learning Event

Working cross-culturally, brings unique challenges (e.g. understanding how to navigate cultural differences in responding to conflict). This training will equip participants to know how to apply biblical principles to conflict when working cross-culturally.

Our presenters

Wayne Forward

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.   

Stephanie Schwarz


Steph’s vision is to see Christians equipped with a common biblical understanding for peacemaking. Steph believes that peacemaking skills are effective for conflict resolution and enriching community life – in churches, families and global contexts. Steph works as a Psychologist in private practice and in the missions sector. She is delighted to be able to present PeaceWise training to people who are keen to nurture their relationships and communities.


This is a private event for members of SIM International. 

In these training sessions, you will:

  • 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
  • gain a deeper understanding of the role of the human heart in more serious conflict
  • discover a powerful tool to understand the drivers of your and others’ behaviours
  • become better equipped to respond well to challenging people and situations
  • engage further with principles of confession and forgiveness
  • more seriously explore the concept of a culture of peace and how  you can support it in your community/spheres of influence

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