About the Living Free Small Group Facilitator Training

The Living Free Small Group Training Series is:

  • an opportunity for a powerful relationship-based ministry.
  • a way to develop a new kind of leader trained to do meaningful small group ministry.
  • a powerful tool for community outreach.
  • a structure to experience the joy of seeing people learning to live free.
  • hosted by Ruth Graham, daughter of Ruth and Billy Graham, whose own life experience reflects many of the concepts in the training.

The Training Kit Features:

  • Eight 45-minute training segments delivering practical principles, stories of changed Living Free Kit Imagelives, dramatic vignettes, interviews, and hands-on group interaction with the concepts.
  • Six hours of training that can be spread over several weeks or tailored to a one-day retreat or weekend.
  • High impact training tools featuring 2 DVDs, a training Coordinator's Guide with step-by-step instructions and a Participant's Guide which captures all the concepts of the seminar.
  • A complete plan of implementation with flexibility to integrate with existing small group ministries.


Concepts Found in the Eight Sessions:

Defining Life-Controlling Problems--introduction to the concept of LCPs and why they are a concern to everyone. view video here

Mastered and Trapped by Our Issues--identifies types of LCPs, the stages of their development, and how denial and delusion prevent people from breaking free. view video here

Walls of Protection--shows how people use defenses to suppress feelings and the cycle that results from continued delusion and hiding. view video here

Living Free Coordinator's Guide Image

Family Influences--information on how family dynamics contribute to and are affected by a persons life-controlling problems.view video here

Helping or Harming?--recognizing the signs of enabling and codependency and how they keep a loved-one trapped. view video here

The Small Group Strategy--conducting a small group where God's Word, Spirit, and People interact to bring lasting change to participants. view video here

Effective Facilitation and Communication--explains the skills necessary for group facilitators to help participants share openly. view video here

Launching a Living Free Ministry--develop a plan to maintain a stand alone Living Free ministry or integrate it into your existing structure. view video here

Today's Living Free News

  • Living Free Outcomes Results

    Please click below for Living Free Outcomes Research:

    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!


    For the newest results, 2016, click here

    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."


    Jean de Dieu

    Rwanda- Central Africa

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  • 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.