“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11, NIV).

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11, NIV).

Services

Initial consultations are conducted with no charge and no obligation to learn of your situation and to explain more fully about Christian conciliation services. A detailed fees and expenses estimate is provided prior to service acceptance. Renewal Conciliation Services is not usually covered by medical insurance, as it falls within the alternative dispute resolution spectrum of professional services. Complete confidentiality is in compliance with the Guidelines for Christian Conciliation

 

Education and Training

Education and training events are cost-effective opportunities for audiences of all sizes to receive invaluable concepts and skills of peacemaking. The following menu of event packages is available:

  • Peacemaking Principles (c) (by permission of Judy Dabler of Creative Conciliation)

  • Peacemaking in Premarital Counseling

  • Peacemaking in Christian Schools

  • Peacemaking in the Workplace

  • Christian Conciliation and Christian Counseling: Congruences, Techniques, and Distinctives

  • Understanding Culture (c) (by coordination with Judy Dabler of Creative Conciliation)

These in-person seminars are usually half-day or full-day events. Unique seminars of any length can also be crafted to fit your needs. They are biblical, interactive, fun, penetrating, and relevant to the present culture of conflict that has laid siege to practically every area of our lives.

Seminars are typically commissioned by churches, schools, or other professional organizations, either for open registration (as a vehicle for cross-organization and/or community outreach) or for closed registration (if an organization has a particular focus to address with its members). 

Conciliation

Four main types of conciliation events are available across a wide range of scheduling options from two-hour weekly sessions to all-day intensive meetings over several consecutive days.  

Coaching helps one party in conflict resolve conflict personally. This service resembles biblical counseling with distinctive education features. 

Mediation helps two or more parties in conflict find relational healing together. Married couples, families, and organizations experience this type well. Mediations usually occur in an intensive, all-day format between two and five days and include pre-event coaching for each party.  

Interventions are for larger groups of parties within an organization who are professionally connected. This type can include coaching, mediation, case management, training and education, consulting, and culture assessment.

Case Management is the vital glue that brings conciliations together. It includes administration, logistics coordination to ensure the event happens in a timely and well-coordinated manner, and client coaching to prepare for the conciliation event.

For all four types of conciliation events, we begin with requiring all parties to read or listen to either The Peacemaker by Ken Sande or Resolving Everyday Conflict by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson. These books provide crucial foundations in concepts and vocabulary used in conciliations.

For additional overview of the conciliation event process, feel free to review Summary of the Conciliation Process.

Operations Consulting

Maxx’s public sector career coupled with his graduate education makes him uniquely skilled to analyze, design, implement, and empower performance systems for organizations of any size who wish to promote a culture of peace. Synergistic specialties include:

Administration – streamlining filing systems and access pathways.

Case Management – equipping exemplary pre- and post-support for peacemaking services, including vital preparation coaching for clients and smooth administration/ logistics coordination with conciliators.

Culture and Bias Awareness – imparting concepts, resources and techniques to develop strong discernment and appreciation skills.

Information Management – developing the right combination of high and low tech to create powerful and intuitive interfaces.

Marketing and Public Affairs – helping attract, engage, and keep customers and enhance relationships.

Operations Planning – empowering workflow management from the horizon to day-to-day.