Welcome to Crossroads Resolution Group
Whether you are a pastor, business leader, or spouse you may find yourself in a conflicted relationship or situation and not sure how to proceed or where to turn. Crossroads Resolution Group exists to work alongside churches, groups, organizations, and individuals and help them respond to and resolve conflicted relationships and situations in a biblically faithful manner benefiting those involved and those watching.
We hope you experience the blessing of Hebrews 13:20-21!
Ministry Partner with Relational Wisdom 360
CRG conciliators are RW360 Certified Relational Conciliators™, Certified Relational Wisdom Instructors™, and Certified Christian Conciliators™ serving on the Institute for Christian Conciliation panel of mediators and arbitrators.
What is Christian Conciliation?
A Road to Reconciliation and Resolution
‘Make every effort to live in peace with all men . . .’ Hebrews 12:14-15
‘If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.’ Romans 12:18
The Three Common Steps of Christian Conciliation
- One or both parties may receive individual counseling/coaching on how to resolve a dispute personally and privately using biblical principles.
- If private efforts are unsuccessful, the individuals may use mediation, a process in which one or more mediators meets with them to promote constructive dialogue and encourage relational reconciliation and voluntary settlement of their differences.
- If mediation is unsuccessful, the parties may proceed to Christian arbitration, which means that one or more arbitrators will hear their case and render a legally binding decision.
When to Consider Christian Conciliation
Christian conciliation is effectively used to settle a wide variety of disputes and relational conflict, including contract, employment, family, personal injury, church, landlord-tenant, real estate, creditor-debtor, and professional conflicts. The monetary claims in these cases can range from nothing to several million dollars.
Individual/Family Case Examples
- The birth mother of a child wants to reverse an adoption
- Elders and pastors of a church are locked in conflict
- A highly conflicted married couple desires reconciliation
- A family fights over a deceased parent’s estate
- A husband and wife struggle with an impending divorce
- A family is frequently disturbed by their neighbor’s barking dog
- Two ranchers disagree on road right-of-way
- A divorced couple disagrees constantly over child support and visitation
- A family is stuck in conflict over a family business
Organizational Case Examples
- A homeowner accuses a builder of doing defective work
- An employee claims she was improperly fired from her job
- The owners of a business can’t agree on how to divide its assets
- A partner in an oil and gas development venture believes he has been defrauded
- A patient alleges that a doctor performed surgery improperly
- An author claims his publisher broke a contract
- A company claims its competitor’s product infringed on its patent
Church Assistance Examples
- A key church member doesn’t trust a pastor and lets others know
- A group of church members want new leadership and takes action to create the desired result
- A pastor wants a long-term elder to resign
- A church leadership team (elders, deacons, pastors) is divided over the vision of the church
- A congregation-wide conflict has erupted after a controversial issue was discussed in a business meeting
- A senior pastor wants to fire an associate pastor
- The elders are split over whether to let a senior pastor go