Go and be Reconciled: What does this mean? Conference


Welcome to Ambassadors of Reconciliation's second international conference.  We are excited you are here! We will be meeting in Charlotte, NC. With many local attractions, Charlotte provides many exciting opportunities for sightseeing, activities or just relaxing.

Our conference is packed with inspirational speakers  and dozens of educational workshops led by peacemaking experts and centered on God, His Word and His plan for cultivating lifestyles of reconciliation.



Sign up now to secure the last few seats! Just $199!

Now a Seminar-Only Option! Attend the BRAND NEW Go and be Reconciled Seminar for just $35!

A Life-Changing Event!

Whether you are new to biblical reconciliation or you have been through training and already serve as a reconciler, this conference has something for you! This conference will include opportunity to attend any or all of our seminars and training plus much more!  Here are a few reactions from previous attendees:

"My sister and I hadn’t talked for two years. Following the seminar, I took the first step and now we’re reconciled."

"Seeing conflict as an opportunity helped me to stop running away from my family problems!"

"I asked my employee for forgiveness, which led to a discussion about my faith in Christ. Now he wants a copy of the Bible study I attended!"

"You don’t know how much this changed my life – just ask my wife and children!"

You will be challenged in the same way to live, proclaim, and cultivate lifestyles of reconciliation in the family, workplace, and church:

Pre-Conference Training Schedule

Monday & Tuesday, May 2nd & 3rd

May 2-3, 2016: Coaching People through Conflict Practicum, Charlotte - FULL!

Wednesday & Thursday, May 4th & 5th

May 4-5, 2016: Coaching People through Conflict Practicum, Charlotte, NC $279 
May 4-5, 2016: Mediating People Through Conflict Practicum, Charlotte - FULL!
May 4-5, 2016: Reconciling Husbands and Wives, Charlotte, NC (NEW COURSE!) $279

Conference Schedule

Thursday, May 5th

4:00pm-7:00pm Registration
7:00pm-8:00pm General Session - Ted Kober, Senior Ambassador and Founder, AoR
8:00pm-9:30pm Reception

Friday, May 6th

7:00am-8:15am Registration
8:15am-9:30am General Session - Rev. Dr. Jeff Gibbs
9:30am-9:45am Break
9:45am-11:00am Workshop Session 1
11:00am-11:30am Break
11:30am-12:45pm Workshop Session 2
12:45pm-2:00pm Lunch (Included with your registration!)
2:00pm-3:15pm Workshop Session 3
3:15pm-3:45pm Break
3:45pm-4:45pm Workshop Session 4

6:30pm-8:00pm Fundraising Banquet (All are welcome, meal included in your registration!)

Saturday, May 7th

8:15am-8:45am Devotions
8:45am-9:00am Break
9:00am-10:15am Workshop Session 5
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:45am Closing Session - Rev. Dr. Jeff Gibbs

Conference Location

Messiah Lutheran Church
8300 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277-9752


Messiah Lutheran Church in Charlotte, NC will host our Go and be Reconciled Conference this year. You can click here to view the location in a map. 

Messiah Lutheran provides a terrific venue with easy access just 30 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, a beautiful sanctuary for our worship and comfortable rooms for workshops. There are many nearby hotel and restaurant options as well.


  Ted Kober serves as Founder and Senior Ambassador of Ambassadors of Reconciliation. Ted’s speaking includes presenting seminars on biblical peacemaking, training leaders in mediation, and leading board governance workshops. His international work includes equipping church body leaders from 33 different countries and 6 continents. Ted has published articles, Bible studies, devotions, and his book Confession & Forgiveness (CPH, 2002). He provides consulting for business and church leaders and serves on conciliation panels in a wide variety of cases, including complex church interventions. For thirteen years, Ted served in various leadership roles for Peacemaker Ministries and continues to serve as an adjunct instructor. He served as a reconciler for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and on the synod’s board of directors. Prior to his work in reconciliation, his business background includes owning or managing interests in more than 30 different companies. He successfully resolved fifty-nine separate legal disputes in one estate. He has served in numerous lay leadership positions at Trinity Lutheran Church in Billings, Montana, and occasionally plays organ for worship. He lives in Billings with his wife Sonja, and they have one grown son David.

  Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs joined the faculty at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1992; he teaches New Testament. Dr. Gibbs is a teacher and a writer, a pastor and a preacher. Raised in eastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, and southeast Texas, Dr. Gibbs entered seminary in 1975. After seminary training, he was ordained into the pastoral ministry in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in 1979 and called to two congregations in northwestern Oregon. Serving there for 10 years (1979-89), Dr. Gibbs learned how to be a pastor and a preacher. By mere human ways of speaking, the ministry was successful. By 1996, numerical growth enabled the two-point parish to divide and for a new pastoral candidate to be called to one congregation while Dr. Gibbs continued as pastor to the other. Since Christianity in any of its traditions is not strong in the Pacific Northwest, there were many adult baptisms, as new Christians joined the congregations. Through it all, however, it seemed certain that only God knew what was really happening, and the only thing to do was to preach and share the Word of Christ and to try to love the people of God and others in the community. At the encouragement of others (mostly especially his wife, Renee), Dr. Gibbs entered doctoral work in Bible Studies in 1989 at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, Va. He studied under a renowned faculty, including James Luther Mayes, Paul J. Achtemeier, and his doktorvater, Jack Dean Kingsbury; he was awarded the Ph.D. in 1995, focusing his research and writing on the Gospel according to Matthew. If you asked Dr. Gibbs what he had spent his life doing, he might say something fairly non-dramatic, like, “Well, I just keep doing the next thing that God puts in front of me.” Since being called in 1992 to teach at St. Louis, Dr. Gibbs has been a conference speaker for pastors and laity in many venues. He is at present also the part-time pastoral assistant at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in south St. Louis, and preaches and teaches the Scripture there regularly.


There are more than 20 workshops with topics including:

  • Go and Be Reconciled: What does this mean?
  • Getting to the Heart of Conflict
  • Responding to Sexual Temptation in a High Tech Society
  • Built on the Rock; Healthy Congregations
  • Our Identity in Christ in Reconciliation
  • Careless Talk
  • Suffering
  • Effective Coaching Homework
  • Reconciliation Ministries in the local Church
  • Coaching Questions and Listening
  • Responding to Anger
  • When they are Unforgiveable
  • Loving Others


Arrangements have been made with two nearby hotels to offer reduced rates for our guests:

Sleep Inn
9900 Matthews Park Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105

Rooms are $79 + taxes per night.  Let them know you are with Ambassadors of Reconciliation to get this rate.  You must book your stay by April 1, 2016 to get this great rate.

1718 Windsor Crossing Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 845-5911

Rooms are $79 + taxes per night.  Let them know you are with Ambassadors of Reconciliation to get this rate.  You must book your stay by April 1, 2016 to get this great rate.


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