Our program addresses two six-week journeys of life and faith: The Inward Journey and the Upward Journey.
The Inward Journey focuses on self-discovery and exploration of things we keep hidden below the surface; things that steal our joy and interfere in our relationships with God, ourselves, and others.
The Upward Journey provides opportunities for Christ-centered spiritual growth and renewal in a supportive community of faith and mutual care.
Both journeys combine insightful teaching, behavioral motivations, formational exercises, small group interaction, and the opportunity to engage in ongoing aftercare. This experience empowers people to encounter Jesus in ways that are profound and unexpected.
Explore the two six-week programs below.
In our fallen world, God's core blessings of acceptance, belonging, security and more have been twisted away by sin and distorted into what are now unmet longings. Our desires to be loved and validated have been wired into our DNA as those created in the image of God. It is essential that we awaken to the truth that the core longings in our soul, that have often led us to harmful and destructive choices, can be redeemed as we experience God's healing and grace.
We have all experienced traumatic events in our lives - illness, teasing, abuse, death of loved ones and more. These events have lasting effects on us. Ignoring, seeking to forget, medicating, or burying these memories will not solve the problem. We can either face them and deal with them, or we can live our lives through negative consequences and havoc that they wreak. Jesus as the "Wonderful Counselor," longs to heal them!
Every human being experiences trauma. The response can be healthy or unhealthy. Gain insight into unhealthy patterns of behavior that arise from trauma and move beyond shallow resolutions for change, thus leading to experiences of healing and hope.
Emotions play a crucial role in our faith, but we tend to spend more time trying to control them then we do trying to understand them. God created us to feel - to experience emotional responses to relationships, events, and our daily encounters. Emotions are like little news-bulletins that reveal a plethora of information about ourselves, our spiritual condition, and also about the God who created us. They are not to be ignored.
Learn about four core lies used to disconnect human beings from the truth of who they are in Christ. Discover God's biblical antidotes to each of these lies and move out of the darkness of the lies into the light of the truth.
God intended that His family would survive the throws of our fallen world through expressions of deep love for one another. When we fail to follow his pattern for our mutual existence, we experience fresh and deeply painful struggles: abandonment, betrayal and humiliation from those he called to heal us. Is there a way back? Taste the profound effects of spiritual community; both its shattering dangers and its redemptive rewards.
Genuine spiritual growth is a continuous and sometimes difficult process. We can often fail to realize that the process of spiritual shaping is a primal reality. This session provides a roadmap for your formational journey as well as a framework to help you understand the varying spiritual stages and seasons along the way.
Spiritual disciplines lead to freedom. They are a means of liberation from that which falsely binds, controls, and manipulates us. Spiritual disciplines are a proven pathway to experiencing true and abiding joy. They clarify and solidify our authentic identity. Discover how these ancient practices can bring daily refreshment and abiding peace.
There are six spiritual types in this unique look at how Christians approach, connect with, and experience God. Identifying your spiritual type is an "ah-ha moment" for most Christians. Spiritual types shape our preferences for styles of worship, music, service projects, study, prayer, and more. In this segment you will identify your own type and learn how it is unique from the other five. Ultimately, we learn that our diversity actually promotes unity and helps us become more like Jesus, who embodied all six spiritual types.
We have learned that there is much to celebrate at the end of this journey Into the Deep. We celebrate the discoveries we make, the understanding we gain, the relationships we build, the wounds that God heals, and the forgiveness we extend and receive. We celebrate burdens lifted, relationships mended, sorrows melted, joy added, and all the good that is yet to come. We share stories and sing praises, and worship the one who deserves all the glory, honor and praise!
Life is an ongoing journey of hills and valleys, sorrows and joys. Some wounds need extra time to heal. Some hardships are yet to come. Some relationships don't mend overnight. Some bad behaviors take a while to break. Some good behaviors take a while to ingrain. Some celebrations need to be extended. No matter what the circumstance, doing it in community is always better than doing it alone! Our aftercare program is designed to meet a variety of these needs with ongoing support from both mentors and peers. We encourage you to stay connected.