We teach people how to use a set of tools that lead to personal transformation and the fully alive life. We coach them in how to apply the tools in their lives. We empower them to learn to coach themselves as an ongoing way of life. We mobilize them to join with God in God’s ongoing mission in the places where they live, work, and play. Individuals are transforming and becoming more whole and they then impact systems that become more whole and workable. Faithwalking Foundations is offered in six modules. Each module includes: Six group sessions: an introductory session, four sessions of new content, and a debrief session at the end. Four coaching sessions in dyads or triads. Homework to be completed by participants in between the coaching sessions. Modules are offered: Online, for groups of up to 12 participants, for 10 weeks per module. Face to face in a one-and-a-half-day retreat format that is followed by four weekly coaching sessions by phone or videoconference. Modules are offered in January, May, and September each calendar year.
Module 1 Awareness through self-discovery
Module 2 Dealing with shame
Module 3 Learning to manage anxiety
Module 4 Growing in emotional maturity
Module 5 Alignment: integrity and workability
Module 6 Living into your purpose: missional practices
Why Faithwalking Foundations?
We live in a reactive culture where even the most well-intentioned people behave in less than healthy ways. Everyone has triggers. Marriages, families, churches, businesses, communities and governments are all impacted by people’s lack of ability to work together in healthy and life-giving ways. As a result, most of the systems in our culture are impaired and many are disintegrating. Individuals and the world remain broken and disunified. Christians inconsistently follow the path of Jesus. We miss out on the fully alive life. The world remains mostly unchanged. Polarization and impulsive bad behavior are on the rise. Simple answers get offered when the real answers lie deep within every individual.
“External conflicts are difficult to resolve before resolving the internal conflicts that fuel them.” Dr. Henry Cloud
We believe that wholeness and workability are God’s intended design. We believe that God desires peace, unity, and soundness in individuals and in systems. We believe that when God’s kingdom invades the earth that wholeness is reclaimed in everyone and that workability is established for everyone.
We believe that information alone doesn’t transform but that informed practice transforms.
The Pillars of Faithwalking
To reclaim wholeness and to establish workability, Faithwalking is supported by four pillars, which are grounded in our coaching:
Learning to develop the discipline of awareness of self, of God, and of others
Vulnerability to share oneself authentically with self, with God, and with others
Increased capacity to move beyond information towards informed practice
Ability to envision and intentionally live a life aligned with God's design
What makes us unique?
Our mix of resources
Family systems theory, spiritual formation, missional theology, leadership development, and practical self-help
Information, practice and reflection
A mix of professionals and volunteers
Wholeness and workability in individuals, communities, systems and the world