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Adjudication Practicum -

Foundations of Christian Adjudication

Adjudicate disputes


At a Glance

When parties are unable to agree on a solution to the material issues in their dispute, they may submit their issues to be decided by an adjudicator. Unlike mediation, adjudicators serve as judges, making decisions on behalf of the parties. Christian adjudicators not only consider civil laws and rules, but also how the Scriptures apply in rendering their decisions. Christian adjudication helps keep disputes between Christians out of the public courts.

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When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertain to this life?


1 Corinthians 6:1-3

Who Should Attend?

All reconcilers will benefit!

If you have been trained in conflict coaching and mediation, this training will enhance your skills for serving people in conflict. Some parties are unable to reach agreement. Adjudication training prepares you to issue a final decision, bringing their conflict to an end. Pastors, principals, elders and other lay leaders, teachers, business owners, attorneys, executive and mid-level managers, counselors, social workers, and even parents will benefit.


This training equips you with the foundational skills for adjudicating disputes. This is especially important when parties are unable to agree on their own or through mediation. Your decision will bring finality to their substantive issues.

Personalized Feedback

A Special Training Feature

You will receive personalized feedback from your instructors, including reviewing a decision you write for a case study you adjudicate.

The Same Instruction as our Live Practicum

But it's Available Anytime (by appointment) & Anywhere!

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Join a cohort from around the country (& world) to learn how to mediate small groups reconcile! We utilize our webinar platform for teaching, and also use our exclusive Coach's Corner and Reconciler Chat technologies to provide world-class learning through lecture, demonstration and practicum experience. All the benefits of our live practicums without the travel!

Join the course from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is an internet connection and the ability to use Zoom! You can test your Zoom connection here.

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Technology Requirements

We understand, this isn't for everyone

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The successful student in this course will be familiar with these online technologies. Throughout the course we will switch between these various modes of presentation and connection. Your proficiency with these will be valuable to your learning experience. You are encouraged to try out each below. The backbone of them all is your internet connection. You can check your internet speed here.

The other requirement for a successful online learning experience is a sufficiently fast tablet or laptop because it will be processing a lot of video data. If you're not sure about your setup, please call us and we can help you test it out! If you can easily watch Youtube and other video streams, then you're probably okay.

Lecture & Demonstration

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During plenary portions of the class, we will be connected via Zoom. There, you will be able to see and hear the instructor, as well as view the presentation slides. You can listen with your computer or through a phone call. You can raise your hand to ask questions and participate in plenary debrief discussions. You will view the coaching demonstrations through this platform as well. You may test your Zoom connection here.

Role Play Practice

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The role play experience is one thing that sets this training apart. We will utilize Coach's Corner, AoR's video chat room customized for reconcilers. This facilitates your working with another student and allows the instructor to observe and offer feedback. It  requires a camera, mic and speakers on your computer. Check it out here. Be sure to try the video connection to ensure your mic and camera are connecting.

Small Group Discussion

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Small group discussions are vital for learning from one another. We will routinely give you opportunity to interact with your cohort peers in small "breakout rooms" for these discussions. It requires a camera, mic and speakers on your computer. 

Connect w/Students

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To facilitate discussion among students, you will be able to message one another through the webinar platform while class is in session and you can also message one another outside of class through online discussion forums the Text/Chat feature of our website. You access this feature through almost any browser.

So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?

1 Corinthians 6:4-6

Special Feature of This Online Course

Cohort Resource Page - Always Available!

An integral part of this course experience is your cohort resources page. This is a special page of our website reserved for you and the rest of your cohort. This course is not the firehose experience of many in-person training courses. It is immersive and gives you access to all of these resources on-demand throughout the course and for future reference! You can always come back for a refresher! Your cohort page includes:

  • Each recorded lesson, including student Q&A from your cohort

  • Demonstration recordings

  • All course manuals, resources and handouts

  • Discussion forums with everyone in your cohort

  • Opt-in cohort roster to stay in touch with your peers

  • A terrific reference for you even AFTER the course!

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Auditing foundational courses is INCLUDED! $650 value!

Audit/Review Foundational Courses

This is an advanced course and assumes you are familiar with the foundational elements of coaching and mediation. If you have not experienced AoR's Coaching Practicum since 2016, is is highly recommended that you audit these courses prior to attending this course. Even if you have taken them recently, you are welcome to review again.

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Coaching People to Reconcile


Mediating People to Reconcile

Valued $650 but FREE with this course!

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To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? But you yourselves wrong and defraud–even your own brothers!

1 Corinthians 6:7-8

Pre-requisite Study

Registrants need to complete Coaching People to Reconcile and Mediating People to Reconcile (or similarly approved training courses) prior to taking this course. In addition, registrants will:

  • Read Chapter 1 and Case Study #1 of the manual Adjudication Training: Foundations of Christian Adjudication.

  • Read Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation and answer questions online.

  • Access the Cohort Resource Page to begin interacting with your cohort and reflect on the importance of Christian adjudication.

Sponsor This Event

While there is no cost to host a Mediating People through Conflict event, the cost to sponsor this event for up to 10 people is $1,750 teaching fee, plus $70/person materials fee, plus travel expenses for instructor(s). An additional teaching fee of 1,750 is required for each additional 10 students. Contact Us today to schedule your event.

This allows the lowest per-person cost of just $345, which is 40% savings off retail registration!

Attend This Event

Visit our Training Calendar to find this event near you. Registration is $699 but with Ministry ($100) and Early-bird ($75) discounts is as low as $524 plus materials.

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