Welcome to RESOLVE
Resolve is a Christian Mediation and Arbitration Service which exists to encourage and assist Christians and others to respond to conflict in a biblical manner.
Our Primary purpose is to help resolve disputes between individuals in commerce or church and reconcile the parties involved.
“If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault between you and him privately…But if he does not listen, take along one or two others (mediators)…” Matthew 18:15-16
What is RESOLVE?
Resolve was borne out of a desire to provide a biblically faithful mediation and arbitration service for those involved in commercial, church and other conflicts. It exists to encourage and assist the resolution of disputes and to facilitate reconciliation of the parties. To this end it provides teaching, training and a mediation and arbitration service, including ADR (alternative dispute resolution) & ENE (early neutral evaluation).
“If you … remember that your brother or sister has something
against you…” – Matthew 5:23
“First go and be reconciled to them…” – Matthew 5:24
It seeks to serve all Christians and others regardless of faith position wherever disputes cannot be resolved through the local church or individuals known to the parties.
The Directors and the members of the Panel are drawn from widely different backgrounds, professions and church denominations.
Resolve is also able to call on persons from a variety of areas, expertise and experience who may be appointed to act as mediators or arbitrators according to the nature of the dispute.
It is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
1 Corinthians 6:1-8 says…
“If any of you has a dispute against another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgement instead of before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge the trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
Therefore if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church! I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you who is wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? But instead one brother goes to law against another – and this in front of unbelievers!…
Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead you yourselves cheat and do wrong and you do this to your own brothers”.