Source: (2002) Washington, DC: JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, United Methodist Church. Downloaded 11 August 2005.

A Conflict Transformation Team brings needed expertise and frees up valuable time. A team can work in situations where a bishop and cabinet are not seen as impartial, and in situations where a bishop and cabinet members are parties to the conflict. A Conflict Transformation team can be a great resource in training and helping to make conflicts constructive. Ultimately, a team saves valuable human and financial resources. Most importantly, a team can assist with engaging conflict in ways that are informed by our Biblical faith and the call to all Christians to be ministers of reconciliation. (excerpt)