The conciliation process is based on the principles summarized in Ken Sande’s book, The Peacemaker, which has sold over 500,000 copies in nineteen languages. The Handbook for Christian Conciliation provides a detailed description of the conciliation process, including:
- Three Levels of Peacemaking
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Rules of Procedure
- Standard of Conduct
- Model Mediation/Arbitration Agreement
- Conciliation Clauses for Contracts and Wills
Our services are provided by conciliators who have been trained in relational wisdom, biblical peacemaking and Christian conciliation and serve according to the requirements and standards set forth on this page. This combination of skills gives these conciliators the ability to provide an array of ministry services.
- They are equipped to provide biblically grounded conflict coaching, mediation and binding arbitration for church, ministry, organizational, business, employment, legal, leadership, family and marital conflict.
- When working with conflicted groups, conciliators offer to mentor the leaders in relational wisdom and conflict coaching so they can continue leading their organizations toward genuine reconciliation.
- Conciliators can also help organizations build their own in-house Peace Sower Teams by identifying and training members who can serve the organization in an ongoing volunteer capacity as conflict coaches and mediators, as described in Guiding People Through Conflict.
Dealing with Trauma, Power Imbalances and Abuse
Conflicts involving emotional trauma, power imbalances or abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, child, elder, spiritual, etc.) require the involvement of conciliators or other professionals who are specifically trained to deal with these types of issues. If your situation may involve any of these dynamics, please indicate that when completing the form below.
Requesting Legal Advice
RW360 does not provide legal advice or representation. If the situation you are facing requires such assistance, please contact one of these organizations:
- Brotherhood Mutual Legal Assist for Ministries (free advice on many practical and legal issues faced by churches and ministries)
- Christian Legal Society Christian Lawyer Directory (contact information for Christian attorneys)
Requesting Conciliation Assistance or Opening a Case
- If you are a party in a dispute and would like to request a personal interview to learn more about our services, receive preliminary advice on how to deal with a conflict, or open a formal conciliation case, please complete our Request for Conciliation Assistance form.
- If you are seeking to reconcile other people who are in a dispute and need guidance on how to serve them as an informal conflict coach, mediator or arbitrator as described in Guiding People Through Conflict, please complete the form on our Conciliation Hotline page.
- Additional Conciliation Providers
- Three Levels of Peacemaking
- Introduction to Christian Conciliation – Frequently Asked Questions
- Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation
- Standard of Conduct for Christian Conciliators
- Conciliation Clauses for Contracts and Wills and Supporting Court Decisions
- Conciliator Grievance Policy