On November 7 from 9am at 402 Wagga Rd we are hosting a Personal Peacemaking Seminar.
What will you learn?
Conflict provides opportunities
Conflict is almost always uncomfortable, but it can also be very valuable. It provides opportunities for good that aren’t found in other ways. Come and learn how, in the midst of conflict, you may glorify God, do good for others, and grow to be like Jesus.
Apologies must have substance
Too many people think that an apology is just saying “sorry”. Come and learn how to make a full and proper apology that opens the door to repaired relationships.
“I forgive you” means something
Have you ever had someone say they forgive you and then cut you off so they have nothing more to do with you? Have you done that yourself? Come and learn the four promises that put meat on the bones of forgiveness.
The seminar will be conducted by Bruce Meller from the Presbyterian Ministry & Mission committee. Ministry & Mission exist to promote the formation, development and staffing of healthy, multiplying Presbyterian churches. They aim to help churches be as effective as they can be for Jesus. In their experience, the biggest hindrance to effectiveness is unresolved conflict in the lives of church members and in congregations as a whole. They want to help fix that.
In the Personal Peacemaking seminar, we get the chance to learn to address our own conflicts well and answer four critical questions:
- How can I please and honour God in this situation of conflict?
- How can I show Jesus’ work in me by taking responsibility for my contribution to this conflict?
- How can I lovingly serve others by helping them take responsibility for their contribution to this conflict?
- How can I demonstrate the forgiveness of God and encourage a reasonable solution to this conflict?
According to Ministry & Mission over 80% of respondents have rated the course as “excellent” and 85% have said they would “strongly recommend” the course to others.
It costs $40 and includes a workbook, lunch and all refreshments.
Registrations close Sunday, 1 November, 2015.
Please note that you will need to pay $40 on the day either in cash or via cheque made out to “Presbyterian Church Funds”.