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This August 11-12, we are excited to share an opportunities to participate in a two-day training of restorative practices for faith communities. This training, which will be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., will introduce FaithCARE’s framework and vision for restorative congregations. Participants will learn how to design and facilitate listening circles while incorporating restorative practices to enrich interpersonal relationships, small groups, teams and congregational life.

>>REGISTER for this training 

The cost of this training is $100 and includes lunch - if you would like to apply for a $50 scholarship, please email Rev. Eric Kas with Scholarship in the email subject line. 

In this training, you’ll learn how restorative practices can enrich:

  • Leadership meetings
  • Staff meetings
  • Bible studies
  • Small groups
  • Youth group
  • Congregational discernment

 This training is recommended for:

  • Lay Leaders and Members
  • Pastors
  • Council and Board members
  • Leadership teams
  • Pastoral care teams
  • Interim ministers
  • Denominational staff

Learn more about Becoming a Restorative Church and participating in the Restorative Congregation Cohort at


**please note, due to unforeseen circumstances the earlier training opportunity that we had offered on August 9th-10th, is no longer being offered.**


Thanks for the comment, Ben! There are a group of 8 of us across North America who are becoming trainers of Restorative Practices in Faith Communities (by FaithCARE, a part of Shalem Mental Health Network) and two people from Ontario and two people from British Columbia will be leading trainings in the future. Stay tuned for the dates!

Feel free to send me an email as well if you'd like to connect more on this: [email protected]

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