Certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution for Church Leaders

In ACU’s online graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution for Church Leaders, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help you manage conflict effectively within a church setting while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement. Whether you are already in a leadership role (elder, minister, deacon), or looking to influence positive change as a church member, this certificate will help you gain the ability to leverage conflict for significant breakthroughs.

Work toward the graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution should you decide to pursue a graduate degree.

Ready to mediate or resolve conflict within your church? Contact ACU today to learn more about taking conflict resolution courses online.


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What outcomes can you expect from your conflict resolution certificate?

  • Increased confidence in working within a church setting to navigate, mediate, and resolve conflict at the interpersonal and organizational level. 
  • Added value in reconciliation within the church body.

Degree Highlights

Required Hours

Program length: 12 months

Credit hours: 15

Example Coursework

CONR 602: The Dynamics of Interpersonal Conflict

CONR 603: Negotiation

CONR 604: Mediation

CONR 617: Managing Conflict in Churches


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Upcoming Start Dates

August 27, 2019

October 22, 2019

Admissions Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Purpose essay, 2-3 pages typed
  • Resume