Here is a selection of Christian conciliation organizations I wholeheartedly endorse. It is by no means an exhaustive list of the entire global network. Click on their logos to access their websites.
Judy Dabler is a premier Certified Christian Conciliator ™ and licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri with more than 25,000 hours of biblical reconciliation experience. She is also the mentoring and collaborative force behind Renewal Conciliation Services.
The ICC Peace mission is to “boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ by supporting peacemaking communities in resolving legal and personal conflicts and reconciling relationships in a biblically faithful manner.” The foundation of ICC Peace is the Institute for Christian Conciliation™ which has for two decades provided training, certification, and conciliation services through its network of Certified Christian Conciliators™.
From their website: “Ambassadors of Reconciliation is an international ministry founded to equip Christians and their churches for living, proclaiming and cultivating lifestyles of reconciliation.” They have an extremely robust education and training services arm as well as direct connections to the full spectrum of reconciliation services.
From their website: “In modern terms, relational wisdom may be defined as your ability to discern emotions, interests and abilities in yourself and others, to interpret this information in the light of God’s Word, and to use these insights to manage your responses and relationships successfully.” Ken Sande’s book The Peacemaker remains the foundational work for the biblical peacemaking movement.
From their website: “Peacemaker Ministries is a non-profit, nondenominational ministry whose mission is to equip and assist Christians and their churches to respond to conflict biblically. Peacemaker Ministries is fervently working to train and equip all Christians (2.2 billion) in the world to respond to conflict biblically in their churches, marriages, workplaces, and communities.” They specialize in webinar and seminar services.
From their website: “PeaceWise exists to provide practical help and real hope to a conflict-weary world. We help individuals, organisations and communities learn life-changing biblical peacemaking principles and build cultures of peace. We teach personal peacemaking and Christian conflict resolution skills, provide Christian mediation and other help for conflict situations and share the reconciling power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. All our teaching has a strong biblical foundation, and we seek to be instruments of God’s love in all we do.” This ministry’s outreach focuses on Australia, and they also have a huge number of resources available online. Of particular note is their wonderful project called PeaceWise Kids, which is a web-based, peacemaking learning program for children and youth; check it out at www.peacewisekids.org.
From their website: “We live in a world surrounded by people. Conflict is messy, inconvenient, costly, uncomfortable and, unfortunately, unavoidable. If you are in the midst of something that can no longer be ignored or you don't have the power to change it on your own, we are here to help. We’re not counselors or legal advisors – we are peacemakers.” Conflict To Peace operates locally in Northern Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, and also travels outside the area if requested. They specialize in the conciliation services of coaching, mediation, and arbitration.
From their website: “Our goal at Pathway is to live out the ministry of reconciliation. First, to be reconciled to God and second, to be reconciled to one another. There are times though when assistance is needed to help us achieve those goals. We would love to help you discover the freedom that comes when we truly are reconciled to God and to others.” Based out of Toronto, Rob and Karen are among a small but growing group of conciliators in Canada.
From his website: “Scott Owen has been ministering the Word in churches for 30 years. He has been certified with the Association for Certified Biblical Counselors for over 20 years. He is also a Certified Christian Conciliator ™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation. He has a Masters in Biblical Counseling and is also the lead counselor and trainer at CrossWalk Ministries.” This vibrant ministry offers “conciliation coaching and mediation. We utilize biblical principles and a proven structure to help parties resolve personal as well as material conflicts.”
From his website: “We live in a world where civil discourse is a lost art. A facilitator or mediator can assist in conversation which will promote understanding and help keep relationships intact. RESOLVE provides an unbiased party to guide the participants as they identify conflict drivers, such as miscommunication, differences in vision and direction, expectations, and fairness.” Matthew Watkins is a working attorney in Northern California who incorporates peacemaking practices throughout his ministry.