In my old ages I’ve pretty much settled on one life message, but I can write, teach, or talk about it from a hundred angles. That message is looks something like this:
- We were made for relationship.
- We are most fulfilled in relationship.
- We are most productive in relationship.
My message and my dream is to see the Body of Christ actually function as it was intended to. I’ve yet to see it as I envision it, but that only drives me to seek it even more. For the past year I’ve been consumed with a project to put all my experience, thoughts, wisdom, and hope down on paper in the form of a training course, actually three in one, that some groups have started going through here in Russia. And the results are as good or better than I had hoped for, as this testimony describes. The entire process starts with a simple but powerful seminar called RealTalk that teaches participants deep listening skills and the ability to find agreement with each other on any topic.
Word has started to get out about RealTalk, and so I was invited recently to lead it for a church. The participants seemed very happy. The pastor and his wife were very happy, so much so they invited me back the next day to preach. But my sermon turned into a second day-long seminar, based on a related teaching I have developed on the 36 One-Anothers of Body Life. As a result, they asked me to come back once a month, and their sister church has invited me to teach as well. That’s a tall order, but I’m grateful for the feedback.