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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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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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.