Nurturing Our Relationships with God, Each Other, and Ourselves
Before Jesus went to the cross for us, He prayed that we would all be one as He and the Father are one. We pray that this class will open us further to the work of His Spirit to answer Jesus prayer for us to all be One in Him.
Terry and Sharon Hargrave created a Biblically-based relationship-building model designed to restore love and trustworthiness in relationships. Terry is a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and Sharon is the director of the Boone Center for the family at Pepperdine University They are both marriage and family counselors who have been implementing this model with couples for over 30 years. More recently, they have been working to generalize this model with other relationships in the body of Christ.
Cynthia and Larry Mudd were invited to be part of a pilot training of this more generalizable relationship model, along with a diverse group of other ministers and counselors. The focus of the material is not just on marriage, but also on strengthening the church by building edifying relationships with all types of people, whether married or single.
This begins with the individual work of putting off the old self and putting on the new by learning how to stand in the truth of who we are in Christ, rooting our identity and security in Him and not on our damaged past. This frees us to intentionally nurture relationships with people around us, most importantly in the church, as we encourage each other and learn to work together to further His purposes in the world.
This material is potentially deeply transformative and merits an expanded format. We will be having workshops after church on scheduled Sundays. Please prayerfully consider being part of this important time together.
1st Workshop: April 22, from 12:30-2:30 with lunch provided.
(Further workshops held twice per month on a total of 5 Sundays.)