Using Living Free In Your Ministry

Using Living Free Groups In Your Ministry

 

Don't Limit Your Potential.
You should be careful not to label this ministry as only for "those kinds of people", you know the ones with raging, out of control problems. These groups are designed to benefit everyone, even those who are not currently experiencing life-controlling problems.

And please don't refer to Living Free as a recovery ministry. If you do, many people who need help will not come. Every church or ministry organization contains people who are at different stages of serious life issues. There are also people who may not be trapped but are concerned about a loved-one who is already showing signs of having a life-controlling problem. These people do not think they need a recovery group.

Here is What We Suggest.
Tell people that participation in the Living Free training and groups is a positive experience for everyone. Even if you do not suffer a life-controlling problem, it is good to understand how people become trapped and how a life-controlling problem can be avoided. Everyone should know how to prevent being overcome and how to help others who are.

Parents should participate so they recognize the symptoms of a growing problem in their children's behaviors. Facilitators of any group should participate so they will be equipped to minister to people they find in their groups with problems.

For the Long Haul
Living Free small group curriculums provide more than five years of unique small group topics. However, most churches find that after two or three years participation begins to plateau and eventually decline. This is why it is important to  to think about reaching beyond your congregation from the outset.

Outreach oriented churches find that Living Free small groups are essential to reach and disciple newcomers. Some churches have conducted Living Free small groups continuously for more than ten years, reaching thousands of new people. These new people become members of the churches and frequently they also become the best facilitators in the Living Free ministry.

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

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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.