Frequently Asked Questions

How can conflict be used?

When we appropriately manage conflict, we not only resolve issues, but use it as an opportunity to grow and become Christ-like.

What is the reconciliation process?

Reconciliation is the church’s process of using trained Christian mediators—who are neutral—to aid parties in conflict towards biblical resolution.

What do you mean by neutral mediators?

The facilitators are unbiased towards the parties, but not unbiased towards God’s Word. They guide the parties in God’s Word, the ultimate authority by which parties are encouraged to operate.

Who are the mediators?

The mediators are selected leaders of the church who have a passion for helping people resolve conflict biblically and are trained and experienced in conflict resolution. Our mediators have attended the Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training provided by Peacemaker Ministries and some are Certified Christian Conciliators.

Why would I use the process?

Believers are encouraged to use the process out of obedience to God’s Word. Matthew 18:16 stipulates that one or two others are used to help parties settle unresolved disputes.

What kind of disputes do you mediate?

All types of disputes are eligible for mediation, including marital conflict, contracts, property issues, or other relational issues, legal or non-legal.

Who will know that I requested that the conflict be mediated?

The entire process is confidential and will not be shared with those who are not officially involved in the process.

What about child care?

Child care is not provided.