Anxiety. Worry. Not enough…time, energy, money, popularity, worthiness. We are captive to all kinds of fears, limiting beliefs, and quite frankly, lies. Yet, Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection claimed our freedom: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1
In this talk, De guides us to stand firm in the Lord and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, release that which binds us.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” – Romans 12:2 “Take every thought captive to obey Christ.” – 2 Cor 10:5
How have you conformed to the world’s ideas of how to be a “good person,” “good mother,” or a “good wife?” How do these ideas conflict with God’s desires for you? Opening up the two scripture verses referenced above, De takes us on an interactive journey to identify the thoughts it is time for us to take captive, so that we can experience transformation and freedom in the Lord.
While we may likely believe the sentiment, “God loves you,” we often fall short when it comes to allowing the fullness of this truth to deeply land within our hearts and change our lives. For if my day-to-day existence reflected my true identity as Beloved of God, wouldn’t I perhaps speak more kindly to myself, shower myself with compassion rather than criticism, and desire to share the love of God more freely with others?
In this talk, De exposes some common ways we unknowingly reject our true identity in Christ. We’ll experiment with ways to live the life of a beloved child of God, right in the midst of our ordinary, busy, messy, culturally-pressured lives. There is great freedom awaiting us!
We know that it is essential for leaders to foster openness, trust and collaboration within our teams, churches, and workplaces. How do we do this effectively? In this half day to full day workshop, we uncover and explore three “Leadership ABCs” that are perhaps more necessary in today’s climate than ever before: Authenticity, Belonging, Courage.
Through stories and example, De paints a picture of authentic, connecting, courageous leadership. Through experiential exercises, participants will explore their authentic selves, while inviting the Holy Spirit to be our guide. We’ll seek to align our thinking and behavior more fully with the Lord’s plan for us. And we’ll leave with the understanding that leadership is far more about who we are BEing than what we are DOing.