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At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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In ACU’s online graduate Certificate in Conflict Management 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.



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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.


15 hours

12 months


The Dynamics of Interpersonal Conflict



Managing Conflict in Churches

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Upon completion, graduates will have:

  • 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.
  • Better understanding of yourself and how you handle conflict in your personal relationships.
  • Increased empathy for others to become a truly effective conflict management specialist.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Submit a current resume.

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