“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2, NKJV).

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2, NKJV).

Christian conciliation

The term conciliation describes the action of mediating between two people or groups in conflict.

Christian conciliation is a decades-old and still-emerging model of relational conflict resolution that blends disciplines of biblical counseling, alternative dispute resolution, education and training, and consulting, all centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a uniquely powerful experience that helps individuals, couples, families, schools, churches, and organizations find relational peace by developing skills to live successfully as peacemakers.  


“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NIV)

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NIV)

Why Christian conciliation?

James 4:1 reveals where conflict comes from: “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you” (NIV)? Christian conciliation lovingly brings people in contact with their inward battling desires and heart issues so they can learn to navigate the turmoil of conflict toward reconciliation; first with God, and then with others.


“‘Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift’” (Matthew 5:23-24, NIV).

“‘Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift’” (Matthew 5:23-24, NIV).

When Christian conciliation?

Learning peacemaking skills is best done before conflict damages relationships, though it is never too late to begin the process of reconciliation. Conflict often results in unresolved anger, resentment, bitterness, anxiety, or depression in a relationship where communication is difficult. However, conflict also brings opportunities; to grow spiritually and emotionally with God, within oneself, and with one another. Christian conciliation offers both proactive education as well as safe, encouraging processes to reconcile damaging conflict.


About

Maxx Godsey has seen God victorious over conflict his entire life. He is thrilled to be serving in his calling as a Certified Christian Conciliator™ and pastoral counselor, having previously served a 25-year career in the United States Marine Corps.

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Services 

Education and Training, Conciliation, and Operations Consulting. Renewal Conciliation provides a wide spectrum of services - from healing of personal relational conflict to assisting organizations improve their own processes.

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Work It Out! Live

From August through December 2018, Renewal Conciliation produced a weekly live call-in radio talk show that promoted peacemaking and Christian conciliation concepts and practices. Check out the archive and explore these free resources of peacemaking!  

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Network

Click through for a selection of wonderful Christian conciliation ministries all over the world ready to serve you!

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Resources

For further understanding of topics connected with Christian conciliation and peacemaking, check out this indexed archive of external resources.

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Preparation

This index page is for clients who are preparing for conciliation services. Feel free to review to help you understand better the scope of what Christian conciliation offers.

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