I am available for weekend seminars in multiple formats for churches. Sundays are available but limited.
An exciting journey through the first four centuries of the early church. What was daily life like for them? How did they worship? What were their struggles? How did the church determine and handle heresy? How did the Bible come together? The seminar will open your eyes to the true nature of the early church in all its complexity and beauty. Above all, I strive to show the dedicated love for Christ that is seen in so many throughout these turbulent times. All who attend will be inspired and challenged by these first Christians to live their life for Christ today.
Could it be that the greatest obstacle to being a disciple of Jesus today is being a Christian? Isn’t a disciple of Jesus and a Christian the same thing? Yes, they are supposed to be the same. But today, unfortunately, true discipleship to Jesus is often not happening in the wider Christian community, our churches, our homes, and maybe even our own lives. This seminar will focus on the 1st century practice of discipleship, how Jesus used it, and what implications it has for us today for our lives and our churches.
Paul says that “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery” (Gal 5:1). Central to the gospel is that we are set free in Jesus Christ. If we are free, than why do we find ourselves shackled with burdens of guilt, shame, anxiety, pride, and self-righteousness? This is where the message of Paul’s letter to the Galatians is needed today. This seminar will bring the message of God’s freedom, grace, and life that are found in the gospel and that is to be seen and experienced in his people.
This is a seminar designed to inspire Spiritual formation in the individual and an entire congregation. Spirituality is misunderstood as something centered in the heart or soul. Spiritual formation is not located in the spirit of man but it is about God’s Spirit forming us. Spiritual formation is about God transforming our minds, hearts, bodies, and relationships to be who he intends us to be. Ultimately God has created us to image his son. This seminar will involve motivational teaching and personal reflection as we examine what God is doing, or wants to do, in our lives.