Participants in the next Mediation Skills Training Institute being offered by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center can decide whether to attend a virtual or in-person class.


The hybrid event is slated from Monday to Friday, August 2-6, 2021, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Those who prefer not to travel may attend via Zoom.


The Mediation Skills Training Institute (MSTI) is designed for clergy and other church leaders who want to learn how to deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational or other forms of group conflict. Registration costs $750 and is due before July 21. Click here for a brochure about MSTI and click here to find online details, including a registration link.

    Other training programs being offered by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center include:

    SHALOM – A series of 90-minute webinars about timely and timeless issues relating to the pursuit of peace and justice at 10:30 a.m. July 13 and 28 and August 10 and 24. The cost is $30 per session. Click here for a brochure about the topics and here for a registration link.

    Leadership and Anxiety in the Church: A Family Systems Perspective – This one-day session scheduled for August 19, September 29 and November 4, 2021 identifies differentiation of self and anxiety as two key variables impacting human function. The workshop is designed especially for clergy, staff and lay leadership from the same congregation to attend together. The cost is $109 per person, with a $15 per person discount if four or more from the same group attend. Click here for a brochure about the program and here for a registration link.

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