For Independent Peace Advocates

For Independent Peace Advocates

If you have prepared yourself to help Christians and churches constructively and biblically address conflicts and disputes, we invite you to post your professional profile on our site as an Independent Peace Advocate. Peace Advocates who ask PeacePoint to post their profiles must meet the following minimum training, experience, and continuing education requirements.

1. Initial Training

Peace Advocates must successfully complete one of the following training programs.

  1. PeacePoint Coaching Training (PAT 110) and PeacePoint Mediator Training (PAT 120)
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  1. OR
  1. Peacemaker Ministries Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training
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  1. OR
  1. Basic Mediator Training PLUS PeacePoint Crossover Training (PAT 130)
    Basic Mediator Training must include a minimum of 24 total hours of training in mediation process skills including, but not limited to, the following topics: conflict theory, negotiation, dynamics of the mediation process, issues identification, generating options, caucusing, managing party interaction, ethics, impasse strategies, philosophies of mediation and mediator styles, role of the mediator and simulated mediation role-plays providing performance-based evaluation. Applicants must provide a detailed course description and a certificate of completion or a letter from the training organization.
  2. PeacePoint Crossover Training (PAT 130) encompasses the following topics: disputes and conflicts – similarities and differences; the priorities of peacemaking; roles and responsibilities of the Peace Advocate; understanding disputes and conflicts from a biblical worldview; anatomy of reconciliation; the role and use of Scripture; the role and involvement of church authorities; the biblical-legal interface; practical framework for the Peace Advocate. Visit Education & Training for opportunities.

2. Prior Experience

Peace advocacy skills must be used if they are to remain sharp. Therefore, Peace Advocates must document not less than 20 hours of combined service as a coach, a mediator, or an arbitrator during the twelve (12) months immediately proceeding any year in which they request that their profile be posted. Not less than 5 of the 20 hours required must involve acting as a mediator or as an arbitrator in a matter or matters in which all of the conflicted/disputing parties were present. Mediations may be informal or formal.

Prior Experience requirements are waived for Peace Advocates who complete their Initial Training during the 12 months immediately preceding the year in which they request their profile be posted and for persons who are active Certified Christian Conciliators with Peacemaker Ministries or active candidates for certification through Peacemaker Ministries. Verification of certification status from Peacemaker Ministries is required.

3. Continuing Education

All Peace Advocates must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning. Therefore, Peace Advocates must participate in 10 hours of continuing education during the 12 months immediately preceding any year in which they request their profile be posted. Continuing education may be obtained through any combination of the following:

  1. Participating in training or education seminars, programs or workshops offered by PeacePoint, Peacemaker Ministries or any other approved dispute/conflict resolution organization or ministry. This training and education may be obtained in-person, online or by listening to audio recordings. Click here to access a list of the resources that are currently approved for credit.
  2. Reading approved books or publications and writing a brief (half-page minimum/two page maximum) summary of what was learned from the material. Click here to see a current list of approved books and publications. Your suggestions of other books and publications for approval are welcome.
  3. Preparing articles or other writings for publication or distribution on subjects related to the resolution of disputes or reconciliation of conflicts preferably, but not necessarily, in the context of the Christian Community. An outline of any proposed writing must be submitted to PeacePoint in advance for approval and assignment of credit hours.

Continuing Education requirements are waived for Peace Advocates who complete their Initial Training during the 12 months immediately preceding the year in which they request their profile be posted and for persons who are active Certified Christian Conciliators with Peacemaker Ministries or active candidates for certification through Peacemaker Ministries. Verification of certification status from Peacemaker Ministries is required.

4. Initial and Renewal Profile Posting Requests

Individuals wishing to post their profiles as Independent Peace Advocates must submit a Peace Advocate Profile Posting Request for the first year they wish to post their profiles and for each year thereafter. Our Posting Period is April 1 to March 31. Initial requests must include a completed Request form, an up to date Peace Advocate Profile (using the template below) and a current “head and shoulders” color photograph. Only a completed Request form is required for renewal requests unless you wish to change your profile or photograph. Active Certified Christian Conciliators with Peacemaker Ministries or active candidates for certification should use the ICC Profile Posting Request. PeacePoint reserves the right to decline any Initial or Renewal Request submitted and to remove any posted profile at any time in its sole discretion.

Peace Advocate Posting Forms
Church Leader Assessment (WORD)
Profile Posting Request (WORD)
Peace Advocate Profile Template (WORD)
ICC Profile Posting Request (WORD)

5. Peace Advocate Profile Maintenance Fees

At this time, PeacePoint does not require the payment of any fee in connection with the posting of Peace Advocate Profiles on its website. It may become necessary to do so in the future as the number of Peace Advocates grows and the work involved in administering Peace Advocate online profiles increases. PeacePoint will provide advance notice of any fees or costs that will be charged.