Since 1983, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) has provided resources for conflicted churches, in addition to training judicatory leaders and pastors in principles grounded in family systems theory useful for managing self in the midst of anxious churches, while addressing conflict in transforming ways.
This year, LMPC will be on the West Coast on three occasions, providing training and resources for church leaders. Twice we’ll be leading the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders: first, in March 16-20, 2015, the MSTI will be held at Hope United Methodist Church, in San Diego, California. Then, we will be at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon, October 5-9, 2015.
The third visit will be in May 1-2, 2015, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, Oregon (Portland area). This occasion will be for a Healthy Congregations workshop, which uses family systems theory for teaching healthy functioning in churches in face of anxiety and negative, reactive forces. Church Discount Coupons are available on our website, www.LMPeaceCenter.org, to facilitate groups from the same congregation to attend together.