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; or 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 three times each calendar year.
In Module 1 you will get tools for building self-awareness and self-discovery. You will reflect on both the positive and the negative of your first formation. You will learn how your first formation wounded you and how those wounds are impacting your life. You will learn how to make positive declarations that move your life forward in a healthier direction.
In Module 2 you will learn how shame and your own sense of self-worth are impacting you in negative ways. You will get tools for addressing your shame and for moving beyond it. You will learn that we all live out of three “selves.” You will learn how to increasingly live as one integrated self. You will be given tools for sharing your story in life-giving ways. You will learn how to put your negative vows behind you.
In Module 3 you will learn how to see and manage anxiety. You will learn what anxiety really is and how it impacts you. When we get anxious, we get stupid! In this module you will learn how to deal with anxiety in life-giving ways. You will be provided with tools for responding based on your best thinking. You will learn how to take responsibility for self, more consistently. You will learn some practices for slowing the pace of your life. You will learn how to become less anxious.
In Module 4 you will learn how to grow in your emotional maturity. You will develop the confidence to be yourself no matter what others think. You will learn how to establish healthy boundaries. You will gain tools for establishing clear guiding principles for your life. You will learn how to stay connected to the important people in your life, especially your family. In this module you will gain tools for developing healthier relationships.
In Module 5 you will learn two definitions for integrity. You will learn the four-step process for honoring your word. You will gain tools for keeping yourself in alignment with what you say you believe. You will learn to stop allowing how you feel to run your life. You will learn what it means to join God in God’s ongoing mission in the world. You will learn that living missionally is a way of life.
In Module 6 you will learn how to live a life of purpose on mission with God. You will learn how to love like Jesus loved. You will learn how to serve the common good and work with others to make the world a better place. You will learn how to look for brokenness in the places where you already spend your time. You will learn to think about wholeness being restored and what wholeness might look like. You will learn how to give your word to big promises. You will learn how to partner with God in God’s ongoing mission in the places where you live, work, and play.
Module 1 Awareness through self-discovery
Module 2 Authenticity
Module 3 Anxiety
Module 4 Emotional Maturity
Module 5 Alignment
Module 6 Action - Missional
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