Institute for Christian Conciliation
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is ICC Peace?
"ICC Peace" is the same entity as The Institute for Christian Conciliation. We chose it as the www.ICCPeace.com domain name because it was available, short, and easy to remember.
2. What is the difference between Peacemaker Ministries and the ICC?
Peacemaker Ministries will continue to reach out to churches to equip believers to pursue the Path of a Peacemaker through excellent workshops and training while the ICC continues to do what the ICC has done in the past, specifically: case management, training, development and certification.
"Our mission is to develop the ICC as a vibrant, financially-preferable model
for church and court-approved resolutions that encourage discipleship and
the faithfulness of God's Word in all types of legal, civil, and relational disputes."
4. What role will the Certified Christian Conciliators have in the ICC?
Conciliators are the heart of the ICC and whose ongoing commitment, training, and vision determine the impact and multiplication of biblical peacemakers on a global scale. Our hope is to reach out, listen, and serve you well as we all bring a unity of purpose to the wide network of conflict coaches, mediators, and arbitrators who are a part of the ICC certification process. We welcome your input in this quick survey: http://tinyurl.com/icc-welcomesurvey
5. Will the ICC continue accepting cases?
Yes, the ICC has already transitioned to new leadership and is actively engaged in case administration.
6. How will the new ICC be different from the previous one?
The heart of the ICC will remain the same. The new ICC will also be updating training courses, inviting more conciliators to teach through online webinars, increasing case administration services, and adding more opportunities to connect and specialize. We'd like to increase your opportunities to learn from one another as well as multiply the fellowship of peacemakers in your home church, community, and regions. We want to highlight your area of interest and expertise so that we can better match referrals to you.
7. Will you add more advanced and specialized training?
We'll expand and update current advanced courses. We have several Christian attorneys who understand well the challenges and need for legal professionals to become Certified Christian Conciliators™ [CCC] for more complex court-approved mediations and arbitrations. We know that communities are continuously more fractured, needing CCC who serve strategically within churches and on the mission field. We anticipate the wide spectrum of conflict, including crises that are extreme, such as relational abuse. We hope to equip CCC with all the support and training they need in fulfilling the mission to which God has called them.
8. Will you have annual conferences?
There is nothing better than a gathering of biblical peacemakers from all over the world. However, before planning conferences, we'd like to bring more opportunities directly to your door through conference calls, online webinars, online training, social media, and much more. We will have multiple paths of training throughout the year with even more access to regional foundation and advanced courses. We'd love to hear your ideas for annual and regional events: Take the survey
9. I was thinking about becoming a biblical peacemaker. Will the ICC help me?
Absolutely! The ICC is recognized globally for providing training and highly respected certification for all biblical peacemakers. Fill out this survey today, and get started
10. I used to be a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with Peacemaker Ministries but haven't done much for a while. Do I have to start over?
Let's build on what you have already accomplished and work together to see how we can maximize your training. The mission of biblical peacemaking is a form of "alternative" dispute resolution [ADR] and requires ongoing training and practice---so we'll work with you on increasing your skills as a part of your ICC membership. ICC Membership information will be ready in 2017.
11. Who are the new directors of the ICC?
We are grateful for the opportunity to love and serve the Lord through peacemaking. Each of us brings a unique perspective to the ICC and a genuine excitement for its renewal. We all share a deep respect for what Peacemaker Ministries has accomplished through so many years and want to carry forward that legacy. We are all located in southern California.
Matthew W. Argue, JD will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer. Matt is a full-time mediator/arbitrator/Christian conciliator with over 27 years of experience as an attorney in complex business, real estate and construction disputes throughout Southern California. As a mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Argue has successful resolved over 450 cases in mediation, over 300 cases in arbitration and over 75 cases as a conciliator. He is an active member of the San Diego Chapter of the Christian Legal Society and acts as the CLS Board's liaison for biblical peacemaking in the local church.
Judy Steidl serves as the new Chief Operations Officer overseeing training, certification, case management and online networking. She is the director of multiple peacemaking organizations in southern California including Grace Mediation and Emmanuel Faith Church's RESOLVE, a regional model for biblical peacemakers serving within local churches. In 2016, she initiated Safe@Home, a ministry of encouragement and support for women recovering from domestic abuse.
We know that there are many of you who have invested heart and soul into the Institute for Christian Conciliation. We want to thank you for every seed you've planted. We pray often that the Lord will bless you and your families as you serve so many in His name.
12. How do I contact the ICC now?
You can call toll-free at 1-844-707-3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to hear from you! We'll respond personally to every survey submitted: http://tinyurl.com/icc-welcomesurvey
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13. More questions?
This quick 5 Question survey will get you started: http://tinyurl.com/icc-welcomesurvey