Organized by: Heidi D'Alessandro
EVENT DATE Sep 20, 2014
Hi there! I am working toward my Certification in Christian Conciliation through Peacemaker Ministries. Would you partner with me?
WHAT Christian conciliation is a process for reconciling people and resolving disputes out of court in a biblical manner. It looks to scripture to get to the heart of conflict and to glean wisdom on how to approach any dispute one might be facing. My role is to serve either as a coach for an individual who would like guidance and support through a conflict, or as a mediator between two parties who have not been able to resolve a dispute on their own. I will also be trained as an arbitrator, which means I can hear a case involving two parties and render a legally binding decision.
WHY Because conflict is here to stay. And it can break apart families, friendships, businesses, and congregations, just to name a few. It can be the cause of great emotional pain and anxiety, not to mention financial loss. However, if we can view conflict from a biblical perspective, we would see that instead of a burden, it can become an opportunity for reconciliation and surprising joy and freedom. But that Biblical perspective is not intuitive, and it is certainly not easy. We need to encourage one another in this!
WHO Me! All Christians have been given the ministry of reconciliation, but because of an amazing experience I had receiving coaching during a tough dispute, I have felt a special call to train and serve in this area. Without the guidance of a coach to help me truly approach that conflict in a way that would bring glory to God, I am certain I would have lost a dear friend. To this day my friend and I remain grateful for that difficult yet transforming time in our lives. My goal is to be that kind help to those in need.
WHEN The next Peacemaker Ministries conference is this September in Colorado Springs. I would like to raise support by September 20th, 2014. This will begin the first leg of the certification training/process (which can take about 2-3 years to complete).
WHERE My team serves within our local church, Trinity Baptist Church, in Manhattan.
COST The total cost of my certification, including training & conference fees, hotel & transportation, is $2,400. I would love to raise $1,800 to offset the cost!
FINALLY There is something about receiving financial support that catalyzes determination and strengthens integrity. It would be an honor to work toward this goal knowing that I am responsible to you, and It would be a privilege to utilize what I learn for the benefit of the community. I pray that I would steward this call well and serve you all faithfully.
Would you support me in this endeavor?
If you are not able to contribute financially, your prayers and curious questions as to my progress would be wonderful! That kind of support is priceless!
Thank you, so much.
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