Conflict is a normal part of life. Within our respective communities, we are given daily opportunities to learn more about how we approach conflict as individuals, couples, families, neighbors and groups, and how we can improve upon these approaches. CMP is here to walk with you in that journey. Since each person and situation is unique, we seek to discover what will best fit your needs.
Sometimes asking for help is the hardest decision anyone can make while in conflict, but professional assistance is often effective toward pursuing peace and finding freedom from the negative consequences of prolonged bitterness and estrangement. Our conciliators are experienced, trained and credentialed by various professional agencies, including the Institute for Christian Conciliation (a division of Peacemaker Ministries). They are available to provide any of the following services:
Mediating actual marriage, family, neighborhood, workplace, and organizational disputes
Facilitating dialogues, discussions, peacemaking, reconciliation and small groups
Coaching, consulting and training in the skills of conflict management, interpersonal communication, mediation, peacemaking and reconciliation
In the process, we believe that positive conflict transformation and genuine reconciliation require the use of our best skills as well as reliance upon Jesus Christ as the one mediator who reconciles us to God and each other, and the guiding presence and empowering of the Holy Spirit. We therefore:
Seek peace with justice
Encourage negotiated agreements and forgiveness
Support the ministry of reconciliation as a career for some and a lifestyle for all
Seek to build and benefit from relationships within the broader faith and peacemaking communities
Ground all of the above in the teachings of the Bible
As a diverse, faith-based practice, we do whatever we can to help folks to be reconciled to one another by making "every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification" (Romans 14:19, NIV). If you prefer a mediator with another approach or perspective, we encourage you to select from among the qualified professionals at the statewide Mediation Association of Colorado (MAC) or the nationwide Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
"Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness." (James 3:18, NIV)