Ministry of Reconciliation Schedules Spring Workshops

(Jan. 30, 2007) — The Ministry of Reconciliation (MoR) has announced its workshop schedule for spring 2007. “This spring, there is something for everyone,” said Annie Clark, MoR coordinator and staff member for On Earth Peace. “We have offerings for those who are looking for an introduction to reconciliation and conflict transformation skills and those who are seasoned practitioners.”

Offerings include

A Matthew 18 workshop at Glendora (Calif.) Church of the Brethren on Saturday, Feb. 24. All Church of the Brethren members in the Los Angeles area and neighboring communities are invited to attend.

Two workshops for Shalom Teams: a Midwestern Regional Matthew 18 Training for Trainers at Camp Mack in Milford, Ind., on March 9-10, and a basic Shalom Team Workshop at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor (Md.) on April 18.

A workshop on Appreciative Inquiry for church leaders, practitioners, and Shalom Team members on April 19 at the Brethren Service Center. In this workshop, leaders learn skills needed to guide congregations through change by utilizing the positive assets of the congregation.

A Ministry with Difficult Behaviors workshop on April 21, sponsored by Atlantic Northeast District for pastors and congregational and district leaders at Myersville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren.

A 30-hour Christian Conciliation and Mediation workshop on May 4, 5, 11, and 12 at Crest Manor Church of the Brethren in South Bend, Ind.

The season wraps up with a pre-Conference workshop on Saturday, June 30, at the Annual Conference venue in Cleveland, Ohio, on Exploring Consensus Decision-Making.

Registration is required for all workshops. For more information, including details about content, cost, and schedules, go to or contact coordinator Annie Clark at or 260-982-8595.


The Church of the Brethren Newsline is produced by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of news services for the Church of the Brethren General Board. Annie Clark contributed to this report. Newsline stories may be reprinted if Newsline is cited as the source. To receive Newsline by e-mail go to Submit news to the editor at For more Church of the Brethren news and features, subscribe to “Messenger” magazine; call 800-323-8039 ext. 247.


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