TRANSFORM CANADA 2024
Freedom in Christ International’s Transform course is an intensive truth-centred course in discipleship and leadership for all church pastors and leaders beginning mid-January 2024 and concluding in October 2024. The course includes the revised Freedom in Christ discipleship course, The Grace Course and Freed to Lead course (with video access to lessons and personal testimonies), reflective exercises, as well as engagement in learning and prayer with other hub members, and full access to all three sets of retreat materials. It is an intensive for change in your spiritual life!!
While on Transform, you are free to lay aside your leaders’ hat!! What a relief! You will be a co-disciple in the process of reflecting deeply with an open heart and mind. As you ask Him for wisdom, the Lord will help you understand what is going on underneath the surface. You will be challenged to slow down, take times of silence and stillness, and do what needs to happen in order to make space to meet with God AND BE TRANSFORMED.
Freedom in Christ International’s charge for this 9-month course is $500, with an additional charge by the Canadian office to provide the printed materials and shipping of those materials. If finances are an issue, we do have a limited number of scholarships and partial scholarships available - please contact the office for more information.
Freedom in Christ Ministries specializes in equipping Christian leaders worldwide to be all that God is calling them to be and releasing them to make the greatest possible Kingdom impact on earth.
In our experience, it is leaders who personally connect deeply with the core Biblical principles of identity, freedom, and transformation that withstand the schemes of the enemy and go on to make a real difference by becoming a leader who grows disciple-making disciples.
TRANSFORM will provide the necessary time and space in your schedule to engage at a deep level with life- and leadership-transforming truths. The program offers access to FIC resources embedded within a collaborative learning environment and 3 different Steps to Freedom in Christ appointments.
You’ll be experiencing TRANSFORM alongside other leaders from church and ministry contexts and can expect lasting and mutually beneficial friendships to form. During our time together, you will find an honest, “real” environment where you are not expected to perform but simply be yourself.
Your church or ministry will be expected to support you as you go through TRANSFORM by releasing the time and resources you need. It will be well worth it for them. After all, they can only progress as far as you can lead them and TRANSFORM will expand your capacity to lead effectively.
HOW WILL TRANSFORM BE DELIVERED?
You will engage with the program through different means including:
A recommended schedule of self-study, undertaken in community delivered both off-line and online through video streaming, video conferencing, assignments and discussions across three stages: REPOSITION, RETUNE, and REFOCUS.
Ensuring your foundations are securely in place through engaging with The Freedom In Christ Course and The Grace Course.
Two retreats, one in February and one in August, each focusing on deeper, personal transformation through His word, facilitated times of reflection, and rest!
A core section of 10 weeks focused on becoming the leader that God has called you to be, by unpacking Freedom In Christ’s Freed To Lead course and applying it in a structured way to your specific leadership context.
A “Give As You Get” track: it’s often the case that greater revelation and understanding of truth comes as you seek to teach it to others. Therefore, in what will be a key part of the program, we will support you with everything you need to teach one of FIC’s foundational courses to others within your sphere of influence. This could be your leadership team, elders or small group leaders.
Growing your leadership impact through understanding Biblical principles of leading corporate people-systems into greater health.
Focusing on building a leadership legacy through influencing the next generation.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
THE TRANSFORM INVITATION
This invitation is for leaders who want to kick-start and accelerate the process of personal and corporate discipleship that bears much fruit. It’s an intentional, structured, supported program that will strengthen what already exists and help make your ministry even more effective. TRANSFORM is not specifically designed for leaders who are in crisis. Nevertheless, if that’s you, you are welcome to join us. You will have the opportunity to share one-to-one in a confidential, caring environment, be reconnected with Jesus, Who is the Truth, and find freedom to journey on.
THE TRANSFORM COMMITMENT
For a church or ministry, it’s quite a commitment in both time and money to send its leader on TRANSFORM, but it will be a wise investment that is likely to be repaid many times over in the coming years. Before you make the commitment please make sure that you have enough time and space available for you to engage with it on a weekly basis and to release you to go on 2 retreats within the year (One online retreat and one in-person retreat).