Transformational Discipleship

shutterstockWhether it is out where everyone can see it, or buried under layers of an efficient and successful lifestyle, the unfinished business of your inner self continues to make its mark on you until you choose to let it be rooted out. This is always a painful process. If you ignore it, it will continue to terrorize you. If you face it, it will fight you. Yet, this must be done or the unfinished business of your life will do what you secretly fear. It will bring destruction into your world and even worse, rob you of becoming the person God created you to be.

What exactly is unfinished business? It is simply whatever emotional, mental, and spiritual baggage you continue to carry. It is what traps you into living out your life in unhealthy ways. Unfinished business is the monster that lives under your bed, bodies hidden in your cellar, skeletons in your closet, secrets not told.

Church Equippers is here to help guide believers towards freedom, which is only found in what God has done through Jesus. Our approach is not reformational, but transformational. The difference between these two approaches is this:

Reformational Approach: Declares God’s truth and tells you to obey it, resulting in you trying to reform yourself to be like Jesus in your own strength.

Transformational Approach: Declares God’s truth and tells you that you cannot obey it, that God has given you His Spirit for this very reason. His Spirit is in the process of conforming you to the likeness of Jesus. You are then taught to keep in step with the Spirit and trust his strength.

To address your unfinished business transformationally, Church Equippers has developed a discipleship pathway and tools to guide you to find out where your unfinished business comes from and how to pursue intimacy with God so you can live in freedom.

TOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALS

The Heart Chart

The Heart Chart explains why you may be stuck on your faith journey. It shows you why you have unfinished business and where it comes from.

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Symptom Discovery Inventory

A personal assessment tool that exposes you to 32 categories of emotional wounds, guides you to explore how you are interpreting them and prepares you to decide if you want to get well.

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Deadly Sin Inventory

Designed to guide you past your self-protection to learn which of the deadly sins you are using to comfort yourself.

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Deep Change Guide Training

Certificate course offered to train those who want to do transformational spiritual counseling 

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Hurt of the Heart Inventory

A personal assessment tool that exposes you to 32 categories of emotional wounds, guides you to explore how you are interpreting them and prepares you to decide if you want to get well.

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Spanish Materials

Nuestros inventarios y libros han sido traducidos al español y están disponibles a través de esta página.

(Our inventories and books have been translated into Spanish and are available through this page.)

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The Key to Deep Change

The Key to Deep Change explains how you can experience spiritual transformation by facing your unfinished business. Dr. Steve Smith talks about his own spiritual journey and shows you what God wants to do in your life as you surrender to the work of the Spirit within you.

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Key to Deep Change Study

This ten week small group experience walks believers through the transformation process. There are homework assignments each week that prepare you for the next step. Within a small group setting, you will learn to identify why you are stuck on your faith journey and how to get free. You will be taught how to pursue intimacy with God through the Done Disciplines, because only God can heal and deliver you.

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FURTHER RESOURCES

Recommended Reading & Websites

Click Here for some helpful books and websites to deepen your understanding of the concepts taught in The Key to Deep Change.

 

TOOLS FOR LEADERS

DoorUnfinished Business Seminar

The Unfinished Business Seminar was developed for people who are stuck on their faith journey due to unresolved, often hidden issues in their lives. This training not only helps people to distinguish between their symptoms and the real problem, it guides them to grasp the nature of God’s grace in healing and to pursue intimacy with God in the healing process.

This is a powerful introduction for both new and longtime disciples to the transformational journey God offers us through the gospel of Jesus. Many people have no idea why they are stuck spiritually, emotionally or mentally. We recommend using this seminar as a preliminary for those who are beginning the 10 week small group experience using Dr. Steve Smith’s Key to Deep Change Study. This seminar and the follow up materials give people hope in the glory of God and His empowering grace to set them progressively free from the power of sin and their fear of rejection.

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Facilitator Training

If you are interested in learning how to lead a transformational discipling system in your church, we invite you to come to Facilitator Training. This one day seminar will train you how to use the Unfinished Business Seminar, supplying you with the PowerPoint slide presentation. You will learn how to use the tools effectively to guide believers toward pursuing intimacy with God.

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Advanced Facilitator Training

This seminar was developed to train leaders who wish to either train other churches in transformational discipleship or to gain a deeper understanding of the transformational tools so that they can use them for counseling others. This one day seminar covers the biblical and theological foundations of transformational discipling, further training in the tools, using interactive case studies for clarity on how to apply what you learn. This training also will include instruction in how to restore a believer caught up in sin.

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Transformation Retreat Speaker

We will lead a 36-hour small group retreat for pastors and spouses or for church staff. All local arrangements will be handled by your church. This retreat experience will allow pastors and leaders to learn how to move forward on their own faith journey in a relaxed setting. During the retreat, the participants will do the Deadly Sin and Hurt of the Heart inventories, as well as practice the Done Disciplines.


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