Do I need to read it all now?
The chapter headings of the manual are self explanatory, and you will note that the chapters are grouped into three sections:
Chapters 1-7: Getting Started
- These chapters give you all you need to know to organize your team, register it, and start working with your church leaders. Read these chapters as soon as you can.
- Chapters 8-15: Doing Peacemaking
These chapters explain how and when to teach peacemaking, and how to begin working with people who are in a conflict (and which conflicts to avoid). A number of these chapters will develop your skills; it’s okay to skim through them now, but be sure to read them carefully before you start working with people.
- Chapters 16-19: Running Your Ministry
These chapters talk about all the things you need to do to run a healthy ministry on into the future. They talk about things like common mistakes and getting support from Peacemaker Ministries. We suggest you also read these soon.