The term conciliation is classically defined as “the action of mediating between two disputing people or groups.”
Christian conciliation is a decades-old, yet still-emerging model of relational conflict resolution that blends disciplines of biblical counseling, alternative dispute resolution, education, 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 become peacemakers.
James 4:1 tells us plainly 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 hurting people in contact with their own heart issues so they can learn to navigate the turmoil of conflict and reconcile within themselves and then be able to reconcile with others.
Conflict brings opportunity to grow spiritually and emotionally with God, within oneself, and with one another. However, if conflict results in unresolved anger, resentment, bitterness, anxiety, or depression in a relationship where communication is difficult, Christian conciliation offers a safe, encouraging process by which real breakthrough in relational healing is possible.
Renewal Conciliation Services stands ready to provide this process to bring about strengthening, encouraging, and comfort through reconciliation.
I have watched, endured, and seen God victorious over conflict my entire life. I am thrilled to be serving in this new calling, having previously served my country as a United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.
Conciliation, Training and Education, and Operations Consulting. Renewal Conciliation Services provides expert processes in dealing with a wide spectrum of relational conflicts and organizational assistance.
From August through December 2018, I produced a weekly live call-in radio talk show that promoted peacemaking and Christian conciliation concepts and practices. Check out my archive to learn more about this ministry!
Click through for a selection of Christian conciliation organizations I wholeheartedly endorse. It is by no means an exhaustive list of the entire global network.
For your further understanding of topics and concepts connected with Christian conciliation and peacemaking, check out this indexed archive of external resources.
Feel free to review this index page, which is for clients who are preparing for their conciliation event. It will help you understand better the scope of what Christian conciliation offers.