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Luncheon Speaker for July 16th
at the Belo Mansion at Noon
Don Kelly of Peacemakers
Have you ever wondered if you could bridge the gulf between the secular practice of law and the scriptural principles so many of us have been taught, such as grace, mercy and peacemaking? Our speaker in July will provide the tools to start buildingor strengthen your bridge. Whether you use it only in resolving conflicts between Christians or in other settings also will be addressed.
Having given us as Christians peace with God, Jesus enables us to mirror his peace to others by inspiring us to love, worship, glorify, obey, and serve God with all our hearts. He unites us in spirit and purpose with other believers in his body, the Church, empowering us to lovingly restore and forgive others, even our enemies. He enables us to put off sinful ways and be renewed in his likeness, making us ambassadors of his life-giving, reconciling power. In this presentation, Mr. Kelly will discuss the principles of the biblical peacemaking process and how the process differs from secular mediation.
Don is a qualified court-appointed mediator in both Texas and New Mexico, and has been a mediation trainer since 1996. He has served as President of Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc. in Fort Worth, was recognized as mediator of the year and was inducted into that organization’s Millennium Mediators Hall of Fame. He has served as President of the Tarrant County Association of Mediators and a member of the College of Texas Mediators board. He is a Peacemaker Ministries Certified Christian Conciliator ™ and arbitrator. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is a PhD student at UTA. He is based in Ft. Worth and provides his services through Peacemaker Services.
Come grow with us (spiritual growth never stops if you keep seeking it). Bring a friend!
What Is Next For The Church?
CLS conducted its seminar on practical legal steps to address same-sex concerns and related nondiscrimination laws. The webinar was held on July 8th, and Kim Colby, Rob Showers and Sally Wagenmaker made outstanding presentations of the issues and practical guidance.
In case you missed it, or want a copy for future reference, The webinar recording has been uploaded to the CLS website.
Webinar Recording Link: clsnet.org/church-guidance-webinar
On the same page, you can find a copy of the Church Guidance White Paper and the PowerPoint itself:
If you would like to contact CLS national, the email address is: email@example.com. Why not take a step to support CLS’ national advocacy for Christian values by joining CLS? It takes about five minutes, and based on my personal experience I believe you’ll be glad you did.
Upcoming Programs at CLS Dallas
Here’s the lineup for our upcoming monthly lunches on Thursday at the Belo Mansion. Pick some out that you think will be of interest to your friends and fellow lawyers, and bring them along!
August 20 Mallory Martin, International Justice Mission
September 17 Dr. Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
October 15 Sherri Adams and Laura Schlenker, Collaborative Law
November 19 Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT Dallas)
2015 CLS National Conference
The 2015 CLS National Conference will be in New Orleans this year from October 1-4, 2015.
Hope to see you there!
You can see the information here and even register early if you wish.