This 3 to 5 hour long session enables believers to practically apply the principles learned in the Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study. The “Steps” help people remove the barriers to intimacy with God and to resolve personal and spiritual conflicts. The “Steps” have been shown to provide significant improvement in overcoming depression, anxiety, fear, anger, tormenting thoughts, addictive behavior, negative habits, and a lack of self-worth. Although the “Steps” are often completed in a one-on-one session, completing the “Steps” in a group setting as part of the Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study is also very effective. A complete understanding of the theological basis for the “Steps” is necessary for maximum effectiveness.
Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study
This basic, introductory course consists of 12 – 1 to 1.5 hour long sessions and 1 – 3 to 4 hour long session which teach essential truths for followers of Christ, helping Believers to grow in faith and to resolve personal and spiritual conflicts in their lives. The course can also be taught in 7 - 2 hour long sessions. According to the Student Guide, the course enables Believers to:
Connect with your heavenly Father and integrate the life of Jesus Christ into your daily life;
Understand the nature of the spiritual battle for your mind and equip you to overcome the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil;
Understand how mental strongholds are developed and how they can be torn down through your relationship with Jesus Christ;
Be mentally and emotionally free from your past through the process of forgiving;
Resolve personal and spiritual conflicts through genuine repentance;
Individual Short-term Discipleship Counseling
True freedom comes by being a disciple of Jesus Christ and living in His truth. By periodically meeting one-on-one with a trained Encourager, you can resolve personal and spiritual conflicts, overcome mental strongholds, renew your mind, remove the barriers to intimacy with God and learn to live a life free from the bondage of sin.
The Grace Course
This course helps Believers to “understand God’s grace and be motivated by God’s love alone,” enabling disciples to bear much fruit. According to the Leader’s Guide, Believers learn to:
Live a fruitful life simply by being the person God made you to be;
Serve out of love instead of “performing” for God or other people;
Have a good self-image despite their past;
Get rid of condemning thoughts and guilt;
Fear nothing and no one except God Himself;
Serve out of genuine rest;
Help to reach the world for Christ.
Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker: Based on the best-selling books of the same name by Dr. Neil Anderson, these studies are a more advanced look at the principles covered in the Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study.
Discipleship Counseling: This study teaches the basics of how to help others find their freedom in Christ.
Freedom From Addiction
This 10 session group study is designed to enable people to overcome addictive behavior by learning to become more like Christ. According to the study guide, “abstinence from addictive behavior is an incomplete goal. We don’t abstain in order to get right with God, we get right with God in order to abstain.” This study should be completed after processing the Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study and the Steps to Freedom.
Freedom From Addictive Behavior
This 8 session group study, based on the Freedom from Addictive Behavior Conference, teaches how to be free from addictive behaviors, not just cope with them. This study should be completed after processing the Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study and the Steps to Freedom.
Overcoming Sexual Sin
This 12 lesson study can be done in small groups or one-on-one sessions. According to the study guide, “The focus of this process is the person’s relationship with Jesus Christ, not his struggle with sexual sin.” Through this relationship, men are able to end their sinful behavior and grow spiritually. This study should be completed after processing the Freedom in Christ Small Group Bible Study and the Steps to Freedom.