LivingPeace Ministry


Are you in a conflicted situation?

LivingPeace is an MVPC ministry working toward a culture of peace in our church, homes, workplaces, school and neighborhoods.
It’s also way of living in which we are inspired and equipped to use the reconciling power of the Gospel in relationships and in the conflicts of daily life. LivingPeace is designed to help anybody of any age.

MVPC has a trained team of peacemaking coaches that can provide one-on-one guidance as well as mediation with both sides of a conflict.
Call us now and we will explain the process, ask a few clarifying questions and connect you with the next best step for your situation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call Kristen Maloney at 925.963.8870 or Kathryn Badalich at 925.998.2728 and request an initial confidential conversation.

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Frequently asked questions

What does it mean to respond to conflict biblically?

As Christians we are called to respond to conflict in a profoundly different way than the world responds. According to God’s Word, conflict provides an opportunity to glorify God, serve others, and grow to be like Christ. The Bible gives us the good news of the grace and peace we can experience through His Son, Jesus. Jesus, in turn, gives us the model, motivation, and means to breathe grace and peace into our conflicted relationships.

How are LivingPeace coaches trained?

Our coaches have completed training through Peacemaker® Ministries, a national organization. They serve under the guidance of our church leadership.

What about confidentiality?

LivingPeace coaches keep the highest standards of confidentiality for those we help. We maintain confidentiality to encourage open and honest communication with your coach.

How long does it take?

The approach will vary case-by-case. For some, it may simply be one discussion with a coach to gain some perspective and advice. For others, it may require a longer process involving both you and the person with whom you’re in conflict.

What can I expect?

Coaches can meet with you in person or speak on the phone. It may take a single conversation or a series of work-sessions, but you’ll always manage your own involvement. Whatever the path may be, we welcome the opportunity to serve you!

What if it doesn’t work?

God defines “success” in terms of our faithful obedience to His Word. Regardless of apparent outcomes, you can experience peace knowing you glorified God by allowing His Holy Spirit to develop you as a peacemaker. “Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:18

Testimonies*

“I thought I had lost a close friend forever, but God worked through a coach in my church to help me see how to reach out to her and rebuild our friendship.”

“We had reached a serious deadlock in our marriage and we thank God for the mediator who helped us to understand and forgive each other.”

“I was frustrated with my supervisor and frequently gossiped about him. It really helped to have someone to talk with and plan how to relate to him in a better way.”

“Conflict with our son had gotten so intense that we were yelling at each other. We made an appointment for conflict coaching. The coach gave us the advice we needed to work out our differences and have a more peaceful family.”

“My business partnership went through a difficult transition. Because we were all Christians, we were able to meet with a church mediator who helped us to handle things fairly.”

“I made one of my neighbors really mad. She glared at me for several days, but then I talked with a coach. He showed me how to approach her and ask for forgiveness. It has been a witness to the whole neighborhood.”

*Representative testimonies from those who have applied biblical peacemaking principles to conflicts in their relationships.