Grundy County Living Free is a group of people throughout the county who believe in the power of God's word to deliver people from life controlling issues. The Living Free free training seminar is an opportunity to provide for a powerful relationship based outreach, a way to develop a new kind of leader trained to do meaningful small group impact and a powerful tool for community transformation. The seminar features the ability to help people understand the make-up of life controlling problems and implementation strategies to help lead someone back to wholeness, a foundation on which to build a comprehensive discipleship strategy that will impact generations and a step by step strategy of using the small group model to help people grow while helping others to grow. Concepts found in the eight sessions presented in the seminar are: defining life controlling problems; mastered and trapped by our issues identifies types of controlling problems, the stages of their development and how denial and delusion prevent people from breaking free; walls of protection shows how people use defenses to suppress feelings and the cycle that results from continued delusion and hiding; family influences provides information on how family dynamics contribute to and are affected by a person's life controlling problems; helping or harming, recognizing the signs of enabling and codependency and how they keep a loved one trapped; the small group strategy conducting a small group where God's word, spirit and people interact to bring lasting change to participant; and effective facilitation and communication explains the skills necessary for group facilitators to help participants share openly.
The seminar will be held on August 18 and 19 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m at the Grundy Center Community Building in Grundy Center. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16.