Peacemaking Ministry

The Grace Church Peacemaking Ministry helps Christians use conflict as an opportunity to honor God, serve others, and grow to be Christ-like. Our ministry has adopted the Peacemaker's Pledge as a practical guideline for resolving conflict biblically, and we follow the Rules of Procedure of the Institute for Christian Conciliation.

The Grace Church Peacemaking Ministry offers the following services:

•Bible studies, classes and seminars
•Conflict coaching (meeting with one person to provide biblical advice)
•Mediation (meeting with both parties to facilitate discussion and agreement)
•Arbitration (meeting with both parties to decide issues that the parties are unable to resolve)
 
Although some of our reconcilers work in professional fields outside the church, they do not provide professional counseling or legal advice when serving as reconcilers within the church. If you have legal, financial or other technical questions, you should seek advice from an independent professional, and our reconcilers will be happy to cooperate with them and consider their counsel in light of Scripture.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality is an important part of the reconciliation process. We will carefully guard the information you entrust to us and will not share information with others unless they have a legitimate need to know. Detailed information concerning confidentiality is provided in the Rules of Procedure of the Institute for Christian Conciliation.

Reconciler Information
The men and women of the Grace Church Peacemaking Ministry Team have the following general qualifications:

  1. A personal and active relationship with Jesus Christ
  2. Membership and continuing fellowship in Grace Church 
  3. Completion of Peacemaker Ministries' Reconciler Training Program
  4. Familiarity with and adherence to the Peacemaker's Pledge 
  5. A warm, gracious and encouraging spirit 
  6. An ability to share God's plan of salvation and biblical direction consistent with Grace Church beliefs and values 
  7. A commitment to exemplify the spirit-filled life in all aspects of life

Other Resources
If you would like to explore ways to resolve conflict personally and privately, we recommend Ken Sande's books The Peacemaker and Peacemaking for Families. Additional resources and practical information are available through Peacemaker Ministries' website, www.Peacemaker.net.

Contact Information
To schedule an intake appointment, or for more information or assistance, please call Shelly at 952-224-3023 or e-mail sgeoffroy@atgrace.com. We will respond to all inquiries.

Volunteer Opportunities
For more information on training and service opportunities, contact the Care and Connecting office at 952-224-3023.