Arbitration may be used to resolve a broad range of issues.
However, arbitration may not be used to resolve all legal issues including:
- Issues that are solely within the jurisdiction of the family (e.g., how to teach or discipline children)
- Issues that are solely within the jurisdiction of the church (e.g., determining doctrine, dismissing a pastor, or exercising church discipline)
- Issues in which civil courts will not relinquish jurisdiction (e.g., child custody, support, and visitation)
We do, however, provide a process to help the elders of a church address these issues while reserving the jurisdiction for the decision with the church.