“Relationship before Issues, except after Trust”
Conflict often has an underlying relationship component in addition to the presenting issue(s). Our approach is to deal with both by
- – Facilitating effective communication between parties to promote understanding
- – Drawing out the underlying reasons for the conflict
- – Dismantling barriers to constructive change
- – Guiding and encouraging them toward resolution
Applying Biblical Principles of Conflict Resolution
Foundational to such principles include honesty, personal responsibility, respect, transparency, and vulnerability. The process provides parties the opportunity to achieve resolution and reconciliation at the lowest possible level of formality and outside influences. We will consider accepting any case regardless of the religious convictions of the parties, provided they are willing to respect these basic principles common to all communities of faith.
Resolving the Causes of Conflict
Mediation is a voluntary process that allows participants to reach a mutually agreeable resolution with the assistance of an impartial facilitator (the mediator) or, in marital cases, a male/female team of mediators. Our process focuses on the root causes of the conflict. It is collaborative rather than adversarial, encouraging each party to accept his or her responsibility for the problem and for its solution. Parties are free to make their own decisions as they are guided through the process. We encourage parties to identify and deal with root causes of conflict as an essential element in reaching a lasting resolution of their conflict as well as reducing the potential for future conflicts.
Our services include conflict coaching for individuals uncertain how to approach a dispute; mediation, arbitration or a combination thereof.