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ICC Rules of Procedure
for Christian Conciliation™

By downloading The Guidelines for Christian Conciliation (“Guidelines”) and The Rules of Procedure For Christian Conciliation (“Rules of Procedure”), I agree the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure are the sole and exclusive property of the Institute for Christian Conciliation (“ICC”) and that the ICC owns all copyrights and other intellectual property interests in the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure. I agree not to post the Guidelines or the Rules of Procedure on any website or otherwise distribute the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure without express written permission of the ICC. The permission granted to use the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure is not exclusive and is revocable at any time by the ICC. The right to use the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure does not create a lease or any legal right or interest in the Guidelines or Rules of Procedure. All prior permissions for use of prior versions of the Rules of Procedure are hereby revoked.

Agreement for Use of Guidelines and Rules with Permission


By downloading The Guidelines for Christian Conciliation (“Guidelines”) and The Rules of Procedure For Christian Conciliation (“Rules of Procedure”), I agree the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure are the sole and exclusive property of the Institute for Christian Conciliation (“ICC”) and that the ICC owns all copyrights and other intellectual property interests in the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure. I agree not to post the Guidelines or the Rules of Procedure on any website or otherwise distribute the Guidelines and the Rules of Procedure without express written permission of the ICC. 
 
Introduction
The Rules of Procedure were revised in December 2021. The new version is labeled by date: “2021/December”. Pursuant to Rule 5F, the Rules in effect when the conciliation is initiated shall apply to the conciliation. To purchase printed copies of the  current version of the ICC Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation™ click here.
 
What are the Rules of Procedure?
The ICC Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation™ (“Rules of Procedure”) are trademarked and maintained through Ambassadors of Reconciliation  d/b/a the Institute for Christian Conciliation™.  They provide a framework for all mediation and arbitration cases through the Institute for Christian Conciliation and many other biblical peacemaking organizations throughout the United States and internationally.


Who can use the Rules of Procedure?
The Rules of Procedure can be used by local conciliation ministries, churches, or any other organization or person who desires to help parties resolve conflicts pursuant to these Rules of Procedure. If the parties select the ICC as Case Administrator pursuant to Rule 5, then the parties are ensured that the conciliators will be operating under the Guidelines for Christian Conciliation (including the Standard of Conduct and the Statement of Faith).


Please note that Ambassadors of Reconciliation has no control over persons or organizations that use these conciliation procedures outside of its direct administration, and therefore, cannot be responsible for the services they provide. For these reasons, when parties select their own conciliators, they should carefully consider the training and experience of the individuals who may serve them.


What purpose do the Rules fulfill?
The Rules of Procedure, identifiable by number, provide an extensive scaffolding upon which a dispute can be resolved.  They help distinguish the difference between biblical and secular dispute resolution.  While the Rules of Procedure are not intended to provide legal or other professional advice, they are designed to provide an introduction and procedural framework for biblical mediation and arbitration, otherwise known as “Christian conciliation”. Parties who use conciliation clauses in their written agreements, bylaws, and contracts agree to resolve their disputes according to the Rules of Procedure. Sample conciliation clauses may be found here.

 

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