I’m in a conflict. What should I do?
Follow the steps Jesus gave us in Matthew 18:15-20.
- STEP 1: Make sure you are prepared to respond biblically
- STEP 2: Go to the other person to work it out
- STEP 3: Take one or two others along
Resolving Conflict through Christian Conciliation – Pay particular attention to the section on “Conflict Coaching,” since this will probably be the primary role you will play.
I’m trying to help someone who is in a conflict. What should I do?
First, prepare yourself to give godly counsel.
Helpful Resources from the Book Store
- Peacemaking Principles Pamphlet
- The Peacemaker
- Peacemaking for Families
- Peacemaking Women
- Peacemaker Workbook
- Guiding People Through Conflict
Training to prepare you
Once you have prepared yourself, guide the person you’re helping toward resources that point to Jesus Christ and the hope we have through the Gospel.
- This website
- The listed resources available through the online bookstore
- Local church leaders and your church’s peacemaking team
I’m a party to a contract that has a conciliation clause (language that says disputes must be resolved by mediation or arbitration under the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation). What should I do?
- Read Dispute Resolution through the ICC
- Call to schedule an intake appointment. Prior to the scheduled appointment you must have provided forms as listed in first step.
- Read the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation
My church is in a conflict. What should I do?
First, make sure you are prepared to respond biblically yourself. Then please read our materials related to Getting Help with a Church Conflict.