For the first time, on July 26th, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm ET, I will be leading a Live Stream event for church leaders called Start a Revolution: Lead the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Course for Maximum Impact. Until now this training was offered in 2 separate sessions – one for EH Spirituality (Part 1) and the other for EH Relationships (Part 2). Now, after much trial and error, we have combined them into one – both deepening and tightening the experience so that you will learn: To implement a discipleship framework that truly connects people to Jesus. To move people from being consumers and spectators to disciples who make disciples of others. To build a healthy community where your people don’t wear masks and conflicts get resolved. Develop leaders that become pillars in your church that you can count on. If you have already been to the training, pass this invitation to a fellow leader. Read more.
In August, the EHS small group curriculum will be released as The EHS Course with new covers, a new DVD, and a new name for the Daily Office book (Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day). I am deeply passionate for the world to be transformed by Jesus. In fact, I was known in my early years as an Inter-Varsity staff worker as an evangelism specialist and open-air speaker on university campuses. Our mission at EHS is to equip the church in a deep, beneath-the-surface spirituality that transforms people who transform the world. Without spiritual transformation taking place in our people, our long-term mission for Christ will be severely limited. To transform the world for Jesus, we need to be transformed by Him first. What Alpha is for evangelism as a centralized course to introduce people to Jesus, EHS is for spiritual formation. The EHS Course will enable churches to embed transformational spiritual formation in their culture long-term and. Read more.
I received a letter recently that I wrote to myself after a 3 day retreat over seven months ago. It reminded me again that I am the most difficult person for me to lead! The following are a few rich nuggets of gold from this short letter: 1. Remember what you are all about. (In my case, it was to take 30-50% of my time to write). 2. Guard your spirit from trifles, fast from overconsuming, and forget what others think. (See “The Woodcarver” story). 3. Feel your own weight and density. There is no need to wear other people’s faces (See the poem, “Now I Become Myself”). 4. Go to the fields and be lovely. Come back when you are through with blooming. (See the poem entitled, “Camas Lillies). 5. Stay the course and be kind to yourself. For a free sermon I preached on what it means to live a life where. Read more.