What is the mission of The Preferred Path Ministry?

Using principles found in Scripture and integrated with tools from the behavioral sciences, this non-denominational ministry offers guidance and support to help Christian communities:

  1. Enhance communication;
  2. Build consensus on specific topics; and
  3. Resolve conflicts involving individuals and/or groups.

How does it work?

This website offers guidance in following a Preferred Path that helps bring order to situations that are often chaotic.  Any person can follow the Preferred Path Steps unilaterally (without cooperation of the “other side”). Or, parties can take the Steps together.

What if I need help with a case?

Click Help Line for professional help in bringing parties together for a collaborative solution.

What courses are offered?

This ministry offers a complete menu of educational and skill building courses that can be used locally.  Click Training & Consultation to learn more.

Can this site be used to prevent disputes in church and family life?

Yes. You can integrate the Preferred Path into church and family life, which increases the likelihood that parties will resolve issues early, instead of ignoring or avoiding problems that might lead to greater cost later on. To learn more, click Integration into Church and Family Life.

Who sponsors this ministry?

This ministry is a service of Blue Lion Conflict Solutions, LLC (, whose founders, Karl A. Slaikeu, Ph.D. and Diane W. Slaikeu, J.D., have decades of experience in helping businesses, non-profits and faith based institutions integrate collaborative methods of conflict resolution into daily life.

How can I learn more about the program?

See FAQ or contact us directly.