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Munchies Volume 20 (audio) by:Jim Wilder
The title “Loving” may seem a strange one for this teaching set until you realize that the topics here are the basis for the Thriving Recovery module called by the same name. This set of lessons is a great blend of the three main characteristics of the Life Model.
Munchies: Kingdom Snacks (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Lessons on thriving: Bible stories you have heard many times but not the way Jim Wilder teaches them. You will enjoy his wonderful mix of Bible teaching and brain science.
Munchies Volume 13 (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Belonging is one of the most problematic topics in the Life Model teaching. First, because most people assume that belonging is something that others are supposed to do for them and no one can find people who can give them enough belonging. Second, the "seeker sensitive" church movement assumed that people who come to church are seeking belonging only to find out recently that finding belonging is not what attracts a crowd. Wilder demonstrates in this series that belonging is something people create around them until they are damaged by type A or B traumas. Even the weak and the stranger are expected by scripture to create belonging around them. Creating belonging around you is your normal function. Restoring our natural function is object of the Thriving Recover Your Life class called "Belonging." These lessons give the biblical background for our program design.
JIMTalks Vol 27 - We Are A Network (audio) by:Jim Wilder
The nearly 8 hours of Jesus In Mind Talks (formerly Munchies) in Volume 27 opens with a look at our group identity. "Cloud computing" and computer networks help us understand how the corporate body of Christ operates as a group mind. Head coverings for women and a summary of the 1,511 mention of "father" in scripture are also packed into this volume that ends with five lessons on Habbakuk. This prophetic study examines what we should do when our way of life seems threatened. Hear this essential teaching for Christians living in a post-Christian society.
JIMTalks Volume 29 Weakness and Strength (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Many things we consider strengths are considered weaknesses in scripture leading to confusion about what develops strong Godly character. These JIMTalks lay out the importance of weakness in the development of strong character. Strength and weakness are central thoughts in the Joy Starts Here book and these lessons deepen our understanding of how we live with weakness.
Share Immanuel: Korean Version (book) by:Jim Wilder
이 책자는 임마누엘(하나님이 우리와 함께 함) 연습을 통해 고통스런 삶의 경험을 해결하도록 해준다. 임마누엘은 하나님이 항상 우리와 함께 하시고 언제나 함께 해오셨다는 믿음 위에 기초하고 있다. 하나님의 임재에 대한 인식의 부족으로 인해 우리 삶의 기억의 대부분은 불완전하다. 하나님의 임재를 인식하지 못하기 때문에 삶에 대한 우리의 해석은 언제나 왜곡되고 고통을 주며 평강을 빼앗아 간다
Joy Starts Here: the transformation zone (book) by:Jim Wilder, Ed Khouri, Chris Coursey and S. Sutton
Joy. From the moment we’re born we search for it but always seem to come away empty. What is it? How can we get it? Is it even possible?
The Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You (book) by:James G. Friesen, et. al
Order the new 15th Anniversary Edition today! This new version now includes study questions at the end of each chapter as well as many other bonuses.
The Life Model is a unifying approach to ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, delivereance, inner healing, child rearing, body life and health. Substance abuse recovery programs internationally are guided by the Life Model's five principles. Because the Life Model develops strong maturity, it is widely used as a church model, particularly where people must face suffering. Missions have adopted the Life Model for restoring hurt missionary children. Almost every major ministry dealing with trauma and abuse in the USA uses the Life Model as part of their teaching.
Bringing the Life Model to Life (book) by:Koepcke, et al
The LIFE Model Study Guide for Individuals and Groups for teaching the Life Model's five principles.
The Red Dragon Cast Down (book) by:E James Wilder
A Redemptive Approach to the Occult and Satanism.
The Life Model: Spanish Edition (book) by:James G. Friesen, et.al.
This is a Spanish translation of the Life Model.
The Life Model: Korean Edition (book) by:James G. Friesen, et.al.
This is a Korean translation of the Life Model.
Forming Student Workbook (book) by:David Takle
Forming is designed to help people move away from performance-driven efforts to live the Christian life and demonstrates how to develop a relationship with God that has enough substance to change us from the inside out.
The Forming Student Workbook contains all of the session introductions, presentations notes, and exercises needed to help the participant fully experience what Forming has to offer. It also has many relevant articles on spiritual development as well as personal articles from the author about the material.
Belonging Student Workbook (book) by:Ed Khouri and Jim Wilder
The Belonging student workbook is beautifully designed. The 184 pages contain all the instructions for the more than 60 Belonging exercises. This workbook includes all worksheets for homework and exercises in class. All the teaching video notes are included along with room to make your own notes on significant parts of presentations.
Forming Group Facilitator Workbook (book) by:David Takle
The Facilitator’s workbook contains all the material from the Student Workbook, along with comprehensive notes on how to lead the sessions, suggestions for group discussions, and how to introduce the exercises. There are also many helpful notes regarding the goals for each session, how to keep the sessions on target, and how to deal with common issues that present themselves.
Chinese Life Model (book) by:James G. Friesen, et.al.
Chinese version of Living From The Heart Jesus Gave You. Available only as download PDF from our Web Store.
Introduction to the Life Model (video) by:Jim Wilder
Five lectures by Dr. Jim Wilder plus the Future of Recovery by Ed Khouri.
This amazing four DVD set answers your questions about the theology, philosophy, brain science, developers and applications for the Life Model. Now here are the answers in a low-key lecture format and no hype! You get Jim Wilder answering like he would if you invited him into your living room for private lessons on the Life Model and thriving. You also meet Dr. Karl Lehman, Chris and Jen Coursey, Ed Khouri, Pastor Darrell Brazell and see where you and your church fit.
Belonging Institutional Training License (video) by: Ed Khouri
All materials needed to run Belonging groups and train facilitators are included under the Institutional Training (IT) license. The IT license package includes the full set of all Belonging program exercises, lectures necessary worksheets. Each of the 12 sessions is on its own DVD along with the facilitator training materials that apply to that specific lesson. There are 12 DVDs in the set. Prerequisites for Belonging are: Restarting or Forming
Forming Personal License Video (video) by:David Takle
If you are looking for a personal resource that will help you develop an authentic relationship with God – this Personal License version of the 12 lessons taught by David Takle might be for you. You might want to consider purchasing your own Forming Participant Workbook which includes provocative questions and exercises in the workbook that will give you a deepened and recorded journey of the time spent with God.
Steps To Joy (video) by:Jen Coursey
THRIVE Dance For Non-dancers. Messianic worship dance to synchronize our minds, hearts and groups. 71 minutes long with five different complete dances. Stretching exercises and knee-safe turns to avoid injuries.
El Gozo de Cristo en las Vidas Traumatizadas (video) by:E James Wilder
2004 Conference Video
Forming Quick Start Student License and Videos (video) by:David Takle
Forming offers new hope for individuals who desire to deepen their personal relationship with God. This course is an entry point to Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life and aims to ignite a passion for a personal relationship with Jesus for participants and to provide the necessary guidance and opportunities for people to experience God more fully. *additional training required with this license
Belonging Prepaid Student License and Video (video) by:Ed Khouri
Belonging is the joy we create around us. Belonging is the second class in the Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life series. Prerequisite: Restarting OR Forming. *Additional training included in price.
Belonging Quick Start Student License and Video (video) by:Ed Khouri
Belonging is the joy we create around us. Belonging is the second class in the Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life series. Prerequisite: Restarting OR Forming. *Additional training purchases required.
Belonging Facilitator Training DVD (video) by:Ed Khouri
Ed Khouri begins this double DVD set with a 21-minute overview of the objectives for facilitators and then provides well over two hours of instruction covering the more than 60 exercises in the Belonging training.
Wired for Relationship (video) by:Ed Khouri
Watch the best introduction and overview of the approach that Thriving is using for addiction!
Filmed live at the Share Immanuel Conference April 2011.
Forming Prepaid Student License and Video (video) by:David Takle
Forming offers new hope for individuals who desire to deepen their personal relationship with God. This course is an entry point to Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life and aims to ignite a passion for a personal relationship with Jesus for participants and to provide the necessary guidance and opportunities for people to experience God more fully. *additional training INCLUDED with this license
Forming Facilitator Training DVD (video) by:David Takle
Facilitators will benefit from training that will change them as they prepare to serve other. The Forming Facilitator Training Video includes two DVD’s.
Changing Motivation from Fear to Love (article) by: E James Wilder
How to change our inner motivation for bonding from being fear-based to being love-based.
Going Beyond Groups Into the Kingdom (article) by: E James Wilder
What it means to go beyond small groups at church and build real Kingdom Community.
Attachment (article) by: Chris Coursey
A collection of articles on attachment
Life Model Guidelines for Community (article) by: E James Wilder
What Christian Community should look like, based on guidelines drawn from Life Model principles.
Christian Community Based Care (confmtl) by: E James Wilder
A model of what care should look like in a Christian Community first presented to the Christian Society for Healing Dissociative Disorders in 1996.
Fear Bonds and Love Bonds In Families and Cults (handout) by: E James Wilder
A discussion of fear bonds and love bonds in families, churches, and cults.
Mature Identity Resource Guide (handout) by: Jim Martini
Bibliography of resources to assist development of a muture (level 4) identity, broken down into several categories.
The Life Model: Russian edition (other) by: E James Wilder, et. al.
This is the Russian translation of The Life Model book. Since we are unable to secure a publisher at the present time, we are allowing readers to download a copy for free. Please do not alter the document in any way.
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