Every workshop is highly interactive with many discussions and activities. No boring lectures here! People processing their hearts is of high value to us. They can be done with 5 to 2,000 people in one night, or over several days.
Help your church discover Jesus’s victory in the hardest and “heart-est” subjects.
Forming a healthy identity
The Bible assumes that life change comes largely through the power of identity. We propose that God is asking for the sole right to tell us who we are, what we’re worth and where life is found.
We’re being called to abandon:
Our old understandings and perspectives of ourselves (our old identity)
Our old understandings and perspectives about God
Our old perception of life and others on a daily basis
Recovering from a dysfunctional family background
The effect of a family on a child is similar to the effect of molten steel being poured into a mold or cast. The family has a similar effect on people. A child is like molten steel, being poured into the cast of the family environment. His or her concept of self, what love is, how relationships work, how life works—all this and more is deeply cast into the child’s psyche. God’s family (the Trinity) is the only completely healthy family. The characteristics of God’s family are the ones we were meant to know well, to have as the life-building characteristics we experience, feel, and share.
Reframing our understanding of pain
The ability to feel pain was originally meant to be a blessing. Because of the fall of man, we now live in a pain-filled environment that has become a breeding ground for addictions and other unhealthy ways of coping. With God’s design and perspectives, we can learn to effectively address our pain. We will learn about particular dynamics of coping mechanisms/addictions and how God overcomes them. From a biblical perspective, we will take a thoughtful, genuine look at the role of pain in a believer’s life, and what God wants us to do with our pain.
Recovering from religious confusion and dysfunction
We might assume that if a person grew up in a Christian home where Jesus Christ was daily lifted up as being of supreme importance to the family’s values, the home would naturally be healthy. One where God is lifted up at most meals, family devotions are done on a weekly basis, Church was rarely missed, and maybe Dad was a church leader and mom a frequent volunteer. Imagine a home that was like the home described above, but the love and grace of God that was often talked about was not felt among the family members. This story is often a norm in our churches, causing long term harm.
Culture’s impact on our hearts
We need to understand culture’s impact on our instincts and default beliefs. Like so many things after the fall, some elements of God’s original intentions remain in the cultures in which we are immersed, but some fallen aspects of our culture also have a devastating effect on our inner life and relationships. However, it is difficult to see our own cultural tendencies; they are the very air we breathe.
Transformational power of God’s love and delight
Most Christians hear and intellectually know “God loves me” but more times than not, we are being driven by fear and anxiety — not love.
Emotions - the check engine light of the soul
Undoubtedly, the topic of emotions are mixed in the Christian circle. Some believe emotions are useless and should be suppressed, while others believe emotions are the most important thing in the Christian walk. Emotions are here for a reason. They are telling us something about life, our approach to life and our beliefs.
Creating a healthy church
Healthy communication for stronger marriages and effective parenting
Understanding the fall’s impact on the heart
Understanding the the negative power of shame