Forming offers new hope for individuals who desire to deepen their personal relationship with God. This course could be used in churches or communities to ignite a passion for a personal relationship with Jesus and to provide the necessary guidance and opportunities for the people to actually experience God more fully.
This 5 DVD set of lessons and exercises provides almost seven hours (6:52) of life-changing instruction for the 12 sessions. Forming is one of the first entry points of the Thriving: Recover Your Life program.
The Forming Open Group License Video is intended to be used with the Forming Student Workbook, Facilitator Workbook, and the Facilitator Training DVD.
The twelve session program includes the following topics:
Session 1 - Changing our Minds about Change: Learning how to engage with God for change instead of trying to make it happen through our own efforts.
Session 2 - God is Relational: Understanding God's best intentions toward us are to build a working relationship with us, rather than judge our every move.
Session 3, 4 - Developing a Conversational Prayer Life: Learning how to listen to what God wants to share with us about life.
Session 5 - Grace is Actually a Means for Transformation: Understanding grace is not only how we become a Christian, it is also how we grow as a Christian.
Session 6, 7, 8 - Ways to Engage with God for Change: Engaging actively with God and how to balance our part and God's part in this process.
Session 9 - Renewing Our Minds: How to engage with God in ways that actually change how we see and think about all of life.
Session 10 - Healing Our Identity and Self-hate: How to engage with God to heal our distorted self-image.
Session 11 - Disarming Our Fear: How to engage with God to disarm our fears and build our trust in God.
Session 12 - Two kinds of Maturity: Understanding what it means to Âgrow up in all things.
Forming is written by David Takle, M.Div. David is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and a concentration in Christian Formation. David believes that God's intention is to build a strong vibrant relationship with each one of us so that we can live life more as God intends.
The Forming Open Group License and video are designed for groups that are offered at no charge for participation. Participants may buy their own workbooks or contribute to their cost as well as the cost of program materials such as the Forming OGL Program Kit on a free-will basis but are not charged to participate in a program or class. Uses of the Forming Open Group License and video must agree to the following contract conditions. Users will be issued a license number that will allow them discounts on selected materials such as workbooks and other rights. The Open Group License must be registered with Shepherd's House Inc. with proof of purchase to be valid. Download, print and fully complete the Forming OGL registration form here and send it with proof of purchase to the Shepherd's House address on the form to register your license number. Users will receive their license number at the time of purchase. Once the license application has been received and approved by Shepherd's House user will be eligible to receive the 15% discount on Forming Workbook purchases.
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Any use of this material in commercial or training venues where admission, enrolment, participation or tuition is charged is prohibited under the Open Group License. Institutional use by both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations requires a separate and current Institutional/Training License from Shepherd's House Inc.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 March, 2012.