Sunday, January 27, 2008

Living With God, Others And Yourself

There are certain foundations we all need if our destiny is to be fulfilled. Do you believe that? During this last week, I witnessed God's foundations built in the lives of many people from all over the world in Poatina, Tasmania.

Foundations is a training course that runs twice a year over an intensive week in Poatina, as well as in different centres and states all over Australia, during 12 weeknights.

This course opens the doorway to an integrated life-style that enables participants to be more aware of the world around them, and of God’s companionship with them in it.

This unique training and leadership package has been road tested over the last 30 years by thousands of Australians from all walks of life.

Foundations is designed to equip people to act and lead in their Community with confidence, to break open the world of human experience in a way which helps us see who we are and who God is calling us to be.

Foundations is firmly based on the Bible and has a unique integration of Christian theology, basic psychology and skills training in managing group dynamics.

There are 3 streams in the course:

Living with God
Is designed to help us come to terms with our lives with God, helping us learn how to distinguish between His voice and the host of other human needs and prejudices that clamour for our attention. Topics include Faith, a biblical picture of the nature of humanity, the Glory of God, the Problem of Evil, Forgiveness, Eternal Life and Living in the Kingdom Now.

Living with Others
Helps us develop practical skills which allow us to become vehicles of love, grace, change and growth for others. Topics include listening, giving constructive feedback, how others impact on an individuals self picture, becoming aware of and managing groupdynamics and destructive cycles of group relationships.

Living with Yourself
Takes us on a journey of self discovery into the make up of our souls, looking at the forces that have shaped us, the impact our physiology has on our emotional and spiritual world (and vice versa), where our attitudes come from and how we can grow to become more of the person God created us to be. Topics include Body, Soul & Spirit, Habits, Attitudes, Values, Guilt, the central nervous system, love and Sexuality.

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