Welcome to Faithwalking
An Ongoing SpiritualFormation Journey
Equipping You To Live The Fully Human,Fully Alive, Missional Life.
It is our deep conviction that Jesus demonstrates the fully human, fully alive life to which we are all called. As you participate in our ongoing spiritual formation process, you will discover your true self that is full of passion and desire to make an impact in the world. You will also receive teaching, coaching and support as you identify and remove the obstacles that stand in the way of living life as your true self.
Faithwalking is a spiritual formation process where people are increasingly following the way of Jesus, experiencing ongoing transformation, and developing effective practices for missional living: serving the poor, the marginalized, and those in need; working for the common good; and restoring individuals, social systems, communities, and nations to God’s intended design.
What We Do
We teach, coach, and empower leaders of communities to equip their communities to live the fully human, fully alive life that Jesus lived. Our core work centers around helping you and those in your community to master the work of spiritual formation, inner healing, emotional transformation, and missional living.
Spiritual FormationDeveloping a rhythm of spiritual practices that empower you to be increasingly authentic with yourself, with others, and with God about who you were created to be and to tell the truth about the obstacles that stand in the way of being that true self.
Inner HealingMaking progress toward a full, ongoing expression of your true self, we believe that inner healing must take place. In childhood you had experiences that shaped your view of yourself and of the world. Finding healing for wounds sets you free to move forward in power.
Emotional MaturityLearn to see how anxiety - yours and others around you - causes you to react out of your wounded false self. You will get enough practice responding from your true self in anxious settings that this will become the norm for you.
Missional LifeEngaging "others" and loving them generously and well. At the same time allowing those "others" to love you back in a relationship of reciprocity. We believe this is the life Jesus calls us to and as we master it, we experience a sense of being alive that is possible in virtually no other way.
Courses and Offerings
We have a core curriculum that includes four transformational learning experience and a wide variety of on-going-transformation experience (OTE's). We also offer a comprehensive process for congregations that combines the work of personal transformation with congregational transformation (the Compass Initiative).
Faithwalking Core Four
Faithwalking Core Four is a series of four transformation learning experiences where we teach, coach, and empower you to master the components of the transformational journey. You will gain mastery in the areas of spiritual formation, inner healing, emotional maturity, and missional living. The core four includes FW 101, 201, 202, and 301.
Transformation is not a switch that can be flipped, but a process that takes a lifetime. It takes ongoing encouragement, effort and support. That is why we have created ongoing transformation education (OTE's) to continue to help you press in to transformation learning and practice.
Why we do what we do
Because we believe that . . .
Good News restores people to full humanity. Inner healing and growing in emotional maturity are keys to transformation. Fully human individuals join God with others on God’s mission in the world. A safe and supportive community is crucial to risk learning radical obedience. Transformation is fostered by continuous engagement with the prophetic voice of Jesus who calls us to living counter-cultural values in the systems and structures of the culture.
. . . we are committed to Faithwalking, a movement of personal transformation that empowers people to join God’s mission in the world, impacting every dimension of life.
Mental Model of Discipleship
The mental model of discipleship is at the very core of our curriculum. We believe that as we live into the practices of the mental model of discipleship we will begin to live into our calling to live missionally. The mental model of discipleship is made up of three interdependent practices of radical obedience, the reflective life, and authentic community.
A Reflective Life
Living a life that produces real, authentic encounters with God is what we mean by the term the reflective life. Jesus said, “I’m the vine and you are the branches. If you abide in me you’ll bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.” Jesus calls us to obedience and then tells us that we can’t be obedient unless we abide in Him.
Every follower of Jesus has been not only called to be a disciple but also sent to make disciples, to continue the mission that Jesus began. We believe that our mission and our life should be one integrated whole. This means joining God on mission is not an afterthought to “real life” or an add-on to Christian living. Joining God on mission is the very heart of our discipleship.
It is our deep conviction that the abundant life to which Jesus calls us is a missional life that is lived with others in an authentic community. This authentic community becomes a practical incarnation of the unconditional love of God for God, self, neighbors, strangers, and enemies.