Peace Curriculum for Adults
This short list of curricula is for an in-depth, guided study on topics related to peace. We recommend these resources, but as with any curriculum not created in-house, our Faith & Practice may disagree with some ideas and information. We trust your judgment in utilizing what is helpful for you, while understanding that no curriculum will be perfect. That said, these are excellent resources we hope you will find helpful. Of course, there are many other good resources out there, so feel free to do your own searching as well!
Second Mile is a peace curriculum that invites congregations and small groups to enter a journey of worship, study, action and reflection that will help them become active signs of Christ’s peace in a broken world.
Second Mile is sponsored by Church of the Brethren, Mennonite Church, USA, Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. and Mennonite Central Committee Canada. Available online at gosecondmile.org
Adult Personal Conflict Style Inventory
View it online at www.peace.mennolink.org
The Peacemaking Church Resource Set – personal peacemaking
The Peacemaking Church Resource Set is designed to change the way your people think about conflict and help your church on its journey toward a Culture of Peace. A full curriculum, including an eight-week small group study to enable your entire church to learn the basic principles of personal peacemaking as well as Model sermons and foundational teaching to help the pastor gain leadership support and cast a vision for a culture of peace in your church. The Peacemaking Church Resource Set is designed to change the way your people think about conflict and help your church on its journey toward a Culture of Peace. The Peacemaking Church Resource Set contains three key components: the Pastor’s Box, the Small Group Box, and the Peacemaking Team Box. Combine the sermons and small groups in an eight-week teaching season for your church. View it online at www.peacemaker.net
The Peacemaker (Updated Version): A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict (Baker Books, Updated ed. 2003) (Available from the YM Lending Library)
Ken Sande describes powerful biblical principles you can use to resolve everything from simple personal offenses to family and marital conflicts, church divisions, business and employment disputes, and complicated lawsuits. Includes practical illustrations and detailed application questions. Chapter 1 available free online.