Everyday Peacemaking (online)
Tired of being buffeted by conflict around you? Wondering what God is doing when peace is absent? Join this LIVE online course (via Zoom), which 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!
Josh is a Barrister and Mediator who lives, works and worships in Darwin with his wife Sarah and 5 young children. Josh serves as an elder of his local church Emmaus Road Christian Church, and trains/lectures in mediation and dispute resolution. Josh has served in ministry governance teams over the years in both the local church, for the Baptist Union of the Northern Territory, and currently for PeaceWise. Josh has had involvement with PeaceWise since 2012, and has a heart to see the Gospel of Christ brought to light in all areas of conflict - especially within the church. God said that the world will know that we are his Disciples by our love shown for one another. It's this that fuels Josh's great desire to let the world see Christ through loving and well handled conflict; interaction that demonstrates the power of forgiveness freely given by a loving God and shared by His people.
Natalie worked long-term with Youth With A Mission, an international missions organisation. She facilitated several Discipleship Training Schools and led teams around the world to serve and to help the students grow in their own personal development. She also led other teams within the organisation, finishing with leading a team responsible for getting a vessel deployed to PNG to bring medical assistance. She has a diploma in counselling and other certificates around counselling and training. Her background is diverse but her desire to be in the field of peacemaking came when staffing a peace camp in Kurdistan in 2018. Since then she has maintained a focus on peacemaking, is currently doing further study in Religion, Peace, and Conflict, and maintains involvement in the team she went to Kurdistan with, The Peace Collective. She is passionate about us as followers of Jesus knowing what is true for right relationships, and taking the risks to live that out because it is the best way to live and is how other people know God is real! She loves the ocean, meals with people, film photography, and her family.
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.
Please note our cancellation policy:
Up to one month before the course – $25 admin fee
From 1 month to 1 week before the 1st day of training – 50% of the fee will be refunded.
Within one week before the course – no refund will be given*
*For illness or emergency, a refund or fee credit will be supplied. A fee credit must used within 1 year. Registrants are responsible for registering for future training with credit supplied.