ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT LEADING A CHURCH OR MINISTRY OF FRUITFUL DISCIPLES THAT MAKES A MAJOR IMPACT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
If so, you are invited to take part in TRANSFORM, an 8-month Freedom In Christ Ministries program to help you ground your leadership firmly in the Biblical principles of identity, freedom, and transformation. Our aim is to equip you to go even deeper into God at a personal level, confident that this will lead to greater influence and fruitfulness in your life and ministry.
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 October and one in April, 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 are accepted, we will want to make sure that enough time and space will be made 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).
Cost is $695 for access to all the online and small group training. All the materials for the course can be purchased at our online bookstore in a bundle for $78.00 at the 35% discount. If you already have some of the resources, you may purchase only the ones you need at 35% off through March 31st, 2023.
There will be two retreats, which are included in the cost of the online and small group training. The September Retreat will be in person if we can do that in a way that is safe and follows all the health guidelines in place at that time. If not, then they will be conducted online. Travel to those retreats, lodging and associated costs will be the responsibility of the Transform participant.
You will not be asked to pay the registration costs until you have submitted your application request and been approved to join the program. At that point, you will receive a link to register.
Here’s a sample of how it works.
The Transform Program
Preparation | January
Begin to engage with a recommended reading list of foundational FICM teaching resources including The Freedom in Christ Course, The Grace Course, and Freed to Lead. As a TRANSFORM participant you will receive a 35% discount on all Recommended Reading from the FIC bookstore (freedominchrist.com). Attend the launch evening via online video conference on Monday, January 9th, 2023.
Reposition Stage | January – May 2023
Become the son or daughter God chose you to be. No matter how short or how long your journey with Christ has been, we all need to make sure our core beliefs align with the truth of our new position of highest privilege in Christ. Stage 1 of TRANSFORM ensures the foundation blocks of who you are in Christ, what you have in Him, and who is responsible for what, are securely in place.
Beginning on January 9th, 2023, TRANSFORM participants will undertake the Freedom in Christ Course and Grace Course, connecting with other participants to explore and engage with the freedom message through an online forum overseen and facilitated by the FICM TRANSFORM team.
Retreat One: Tools For Truth, Turning & Transformation
March 10th & 11th
Retune Stage | June – August 2023
Growing your leadership impact through understanding Biblical principles of leading corporate people-systems into greater health.
Beginning June 5th, 2023, TRANSFORM participants will undertake the Freed to Lead Course.
Refocus Stage | September 2023
This stage focuses on making plans to sustain the rhythms developed during TRANSFORM and to share with others.
RETREAT TWO: LEADING FOR CORPORATE AND GENERATION TRANSFORMATION
September 19-22, 2023
Location: On-site TBD
TRANSFORM has been the best investment I’ve made in my own growth as a leader in a long time. I’ve found myself learning and growing in unexpected ways as the Lord has prepared me for the next steps of leadership only He knew were around the corner. The emphasis on personal application and community discussion helped my understanding and application go to a new level.
—DAN STUDT, President Freedom In Christ Ministries
God uses different tools to sharpen us. TRANSFORM is one of those tools. It’s a journey where you dive into truths and are deeply challenged to be more like Jesus.
—HELCIO LANGE, Pastor, Igrea Evangelica de Mondim de Basto, Portugal