‘’My righteousness draws near speedily my salvation is on the way &
my
ARM will bring justice to the nations’’ 
(Isaiah 51:5)

Christian Resolve & Reconciliation

About Us

CMAS RESOLVE

CMAS (Christian mediation and Arbitration Service) was founded & affiliated by a small group of members of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (‘ICCC’) in the early 1990s in response to the need outlined in 1 Corinthians 6 to resolve disputes without going to court. 

The principal focus was initially on resolving commercial disputes between businessmen in a biblical manner.

CMAS started with a flourish and considerable interest but activity was less than expected. In the late 1990s, the work was renamed ‘Resolve’ and interest and activity revived. Some of the present Board became involved around this time. Since then, activity has been somewhat erratic with a very great record in successful mediation outcomes and holding of several teaching & training sessions in different parts of the country but in the recent years, the number of requests for Mediations has dropped off considerably. 

In 2017/8 we undertook some research and it became clear that many Christian businesses, church organisations, groups and individuals, were resorting to settling disputes by going directly to secular LAW,
rather than following biblical principles.  

We also found that there was surprisingly little Christian understanding of or on biblical dispute resolution, which was disappointing considering the level of disunity in Christian relationships and the ever increasing pressures on families, business, etc. being experienced in  recent years.         

In response to these issues & looking ahead to what the Bible says about the future, we in Resolve sense that it is imperative to encourage & assist Christians & others to understand the times we are entering & the need to respond to conflict in a biblical manner reconciling the parties involved. 
is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee (it is not a charity).

It is administered by a Board of Directors (see The Board) who are drawn from widely different backgrounds, professions & church denominations. 

 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.

 Resolve is also able to call on persons from a number of different
 areas of expertise and experience who may be appointed to act as
 mediators or arbitrators according to the nature of the dispute.


PURPOSES OF RESOLVE
  1.  The principal purpose of Resolve is to assist in the
    biblical resolution of disputes between Christians and others regardless of faith position in reconciling the parties by providing advice, mediation and, if necessary, arbitration
    .

  2.  Christians for the purposes of Resolve are all believers who recognise and publicly confess the Trinity of one God, Father of Jesus Christ whose virgin birth, divinity, atoning death for the salvation of mankind, bodily resurrection and Lordship are the foundation of their faith.

  3.  It is a fundamental principle of Resolve that reconciliation between the parties shall be pursued at all stages of any dispute.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe:

  • In the unchanging and infallible word of God as laid down in the Bible – which we consider to be the truth for all mankind and for all time and sufficient for all matters of faith and conduct. 
  • That there is one eternal God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death, bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His return in glory and power.
  • In the good purposes of God exemplified in the creation order, that humankind is made in the image of God but that humankind’s sin has affected every area of life.
  • That the penalty for sin is eternal death, that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead.
  • That faith in Jesus involves personal repentance and trusting in him for forgiveness of sins. 
  • That personal regeneration by the Holy Spirit is necessary for the salvation of sinful humankind and for believers to live godly lives.
  • In the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal damnation. 
  • That prayer is powerful, and that God the Holy Spirit works through prayer to change hearts and minds so the will of God is done on earth as in heaven.  
  • That the church as the body of Christ is called to fulfil the Great Commission, to strive for the unity of the Holy Spirit and to live out the truth of the Gospel in words and in practical service. 
  • That Christian believers should be filled with grace and forgive others and while judging actions, should not judge non-believers personally. 
  • In the free expression of the Christian faith in words and conduct and that people are free to accept God or reject him.  It is permissible for Christians to disobey governing authorities when they are commanded to do what God forbids in his Word or are prevented from doing what God commands in his Word.

THE BOARD

Roger G Ball

Chairman
Previously UK ICCC President
Originally in Banking, IT and
family run Intl. business

Grahame H T Scofield (FCCA)

Financial Adviser & Accountant
Advises many charities and Not for Profit organisations
from a Christian perspective

David Tidy

Pastor & Intl. Prayer Reconciler
Teaches Intercessory Prayer Action, spiritual warfare
and National Reconciliation

Philip Quenby

Originally partner in Intl. Law firm
Writer, Filmmaker and Historian of British History
 from a Christian perspective