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Training Opportunities

BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz offers a wide array of training opportunities led by our staff. All our trainings are interactive and work with a variety of learning styles. Attendees go home with new tools they can use and share right away at church, home, school, and work. Past trainings have been hosted by individual churches, colleges and seminaries as well as by regional and state groups. Events can be stand-alone or incorporated within a bigger event such as a conference or retreat. We'll work with you to assess your needs and to create a training event that works well in your time frame and your context. The trainings can be adapted for interfaith and secular settings. A weekend church event can also include a Sunday School lesson and/or sermon on request.

BPFNA Partner Congregations pay for only travel and materials!

Click here to be directed to our Conflict Transformation page for information on trainings specifically focused on Conflict Transformation.

Find out more

Contact Executive Director LeDayne McLeese Polaski at 704-521-6051 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule a training.

Social Change: Creating Movements that Create Change

We often talk about wanting "to change the world" -- what are the key components of successful movements that do just that? This workshop explores effective movements to create equality, justice and beloved community and what makes them work.

Timing: 90 minutes
Cost: Negotiable but typically $200 plus travel

Activism 101: What's My Role in Creating Change?

Movements for change are created and sustained by ordinary people who take action for the world they want to see. This interactive workshop will explore YOUR unique role -- how to find it and how to sustain it.

Timing: 90 minutes
Cos: Negotiable but typically $200 plus travel

Social Change and Activism 101 can be combined into one 3-hour session.

Trauma Awareness and Resilience: Breaking Out of the Cycles of Harm

Possible Topics include:

  • The Affects of Trauma
  • Victim/Survivor Cycle
  • Aggressor/Offender Cycle
  • Breaking Out of the Cycle
  • Transformative Initiatives and Stories

Timing: 3 to 4 hours (Can also be offered as a full-day session or weekend retreat with additional topics.)
Cost: Negotiable but typically $300 plus travel

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