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 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 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 people in contact with their own heart issues so they can learn to navigate the turmoil of conflict by reconciliation; first to God, and then with others.
Learning how to be a peacemaker 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.
I have watched, endured, and seen God victorious over conflict my entire life. I am thrilled to be serving in this calling as a Christian conciliator and pastoral counselor, having previously served a 24-year career in the United States Marine Corps.
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.
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. These are wonderful ministries all over the world to serve you!
For further understanding of topics connected with Christian conciliation and peacemaking, check out this indexed archive of external resources.
Feel free to review this index page for clients who are preparing for their conciliation event. It will help you understand better the scope of what Christian conciliation offers.