Conflict Reconciliation

When families and organizations are in conflict, it can make even simple tasks seem impossible. The conflict very often becomes more personal the longer it goes on, and without intervention, could have long-term repercussions. Peacemaker Ministries specializes in walking with families, churches, ministries, and workplaces through difficult conflict to resolution and reconciliation.

Starting the Reconciliation Process

When a group signs up for reconciliation with Peacemaker Ministries, they will start with an assessment – the assessment helps establish the condition of each person involved and whether reconciliation can be pursued (reconciliation may not be practical if some involved are not willing to engage in honest, humble communication). If all parties are willing to move forward, the next step is intake with the peacemaker expert. This is a one on one phone call with each person involved to further assess the conflict and the individuals to prepare for active discussion.

Bringing Everyone Together

Once the intake process is over, everyone will come together to begin the reconciliation process. This involves just as much time alone, contemplating responsibility and actions as it does engaging others. A big piece of reconciliation is ownership of each person’s responsibility of the conflict. It’s been said, if you’re 5% wrong, own 100% of your 5%. That’s Peacemaker’s approach.

The Goal of Reconciliation

The last part of the process is to help the group decide on a path forward, and to define the relationships after the process is over. Even successful reconciliation can lead to needing a different way of relating after the conflict. Most importantly, a successful reconciliation means healthier people, healthier families, and healthier organizations – not just with the conflict at hand, but also in future difficulty as well.

“Brian (peacemaker expert) was able to bring clarity, help us admit faults, and heal hurts from the previous months. He walked us through a process of identifying our key areas of disagreement and come to a healthy place of understanding. He helped us shape a plan for moving forward. I learned a great deal about myself as a leader that will benefit me as I lead our ministry into the future.”

-Rochelle, Ministry CEO

Interested in Starting a Reconciliation Process?