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INFORM AND TRAIN OTHERS

When you receive approval, it is time to train as many people as possible with the Living Free video training. Promote the Living Free seminar as an event that can benefit anyone who wants to learn how people become trapped in problems, how to prevent problems, and how to help people overcome the problems that trap them. When a large group of people attend the initial training, it is easier for the entire congregation to understand what the ministry is about. This also gives you a larger pool of people to draw from as potential facilitators.  Whether a person is a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, or children's worker, the Living Free training will help them be more aware of the situations people are facing in their lives and better equipped to help them with any problems they encounter.

GATHER A GROUP

Sign up participants on the day of the Living Free training for the first groups and invite those from the larger congregation, too. From the group you have trained using the Living Free video, you should choose facilitators and co-facilitators to conduct your first round of Insight Groups. In the Insight Group people encounter once again the principles and ideas that they learned in the Living Free training.

FORM YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

While conducting these first Insight Groups, it should become apparent who should be on your Living Free leadership team. Your church or ministry leaders should choose people who have a heart and an aptitude for leading groups to serve on the leadership team for Living Free in your ministry. You will also need good organizers, planners, teachers and promoters to serve on your ministry team.  These people become the first members of what we call the Core Team, which organizes and plans the activities of the Living Free program in your church or ministry.

PLAN FOR NEXT GROUPS

The Core Team should meet and plan the next groups to be offered. Normally, a church will have an Insight Group forming every few weeks as new people express an interest in participating. The Core Team should train and recruit additional facilitators to lead these groups. Most people follow the Insight Group with either Concerned Persons, Free to Grow, or Stepping into Freedom groups. You can also choose from other Living Free group options that address specific issues or use other materials you find helpful.

Today's Living Free News

  • 2013 Living Free Outcomes Results

    We are excited to announce the 2013 Living Free Outcomes Research Findings. Over the last three years, we have collected questionnaires from participants in several different ministries in many different states. This year we gathered the questionnaires from 5 different ministries who are reaching out to their communities through non-residential support group settings in 5 states. There were 181 people in 22 different groups represented.

    The data confirms the effectiveness of Living Free because of what God is doing through His Word, His Spirit and His people. The data reflects that no matter the location or facilitator, lives are being transformed and families restored by God through many local Living Free and Living Free Community ministries. We give God all the glory!

    Click here to see the 2013 results

    For the 2012 results, click here

    For the 2011 results, click here

     
  • Lead Pastor of Megachurch Endorses Living Free

    Click here to listen in on Lead Pastor John Lindell of James River Assembly in Ozark, Missouri sharing the reason why the Living Free discipleship program works.

    To hear the full message, go to www.jamesriver.org and click on the "Messages and Resources" menu and find the message titled "Faith and Freedom."

     
  • Testimony from Rwanda

    God does heal the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3). Read the following testimony we received today regarding today's Living Free Every Day devotion provided by Living Free ministries.

    "Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you so much for the message of forgiveness. Jesus Christ recommend us to forgive if we want to be forgiven. For us Rwandans, we are experiencing forgiveness and now we are free from the bondage of unforgiveness. When you forgive, even physically, you are released. I am telling you this because I have forgiven those who killed my parents and relatives. But, ask to be led by the Holy Spirit who will enable you to forgive those who sin against you."

    Blessings,

    Jean de Dieu

    Rwanda- Central Africa

    Click here if you would like to subscribe to the Living Free Every Day devotions and start receiving them every weekday in your email inbox.

     
  • May 2013 Message from Living Free President

    Please read an important message from Dan Strickland, President of Living Free by clicking here.  
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities

    Interested in learning more about Living Free Ministries and how God can use you to impact your community? Check out upcoming training opportunities by clicking here.