Fearless Identity

Parting the Sea of Imposters and Finding Our Best Self

September 15-16  |  Online Conference

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2022 Transform Online Conference

10% off registration through August 1st!

Life is more interesting and more of an adventure when we discover and live in our true selves.

We will more eagerly pursue communities where friendships go deeper than ever before.

We will see each other through Jesus’ eyes and where we are more fully known.

 

What you will learn:

  • How to see each other through the eyes of Jesus.
  • How to deepen your transformation and equip the transformation of others.
  • To recognize your “as if ” self and begin to discover your “best self”.

Continue reading below for online event details!

ELECTIVE DAY

Thursday

BETWEEN 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Elective Option 1:

“The 5 Skills Every Marriage And Family Needs”

Chris & Jen Coursey

In this session, relational skill experts Chris and Jen Coursey from THRIVEtoday will lead you with teaching, stories, practice, and exercises on 5 key skills that change the game for marriage and parenting.

Many of us feel our skill set to navigate difficulties needs to be updated. We are using outdated software! We feel like we are missing something. Some of us are treading water; many are sinking. We know joy and peace is possible, but our marriages are wilting. We are in desperate need of joy.

Parents, you love your children and want what is best for them. You recognize more is needed to raise the joy temperature in your home. The problem isn’t a lack of willpower, motivation, or willingness. You need practical, accessible tools and resources! This is why every family needs these 5 relational skills.

The Coursey’s have worked with Dr. Jim Wilder for over 20 years developing resources and curriculum, so families and communities use relational skills to be resilient, relational, and resourceful in good times and bad. The Coursey’s will share the 5 skills that transformed their marriage and took their parenting to a new level. 5 simple skills transform our relationships, so fear and pain no longer have the last word.

Chris & Jen Coursey

Chris and Jen Coursey are the founders of THRIVEtoday, an organization focusing on training people to learn the 19 relational brain skills. The Coursey’s lead and design the THRIVE Training program based on the Life Model that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders, families, and communities in the 19 skills. Chris and Jen run training events, develop resources, speak at conferences, and consult groups so people learn relational skills and thrive. THRIVE Trainings are now taking place not only in the US, but in South Korea and Australia as well. 

Chris is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author and international speaker. Jen is a teacher, blogger, THRIVE trainer and synchronized dance instructor.

By the grace of God, Chris and Jen have been transformed by the 19 relational brain skills and the interactive Immanuel Lifestyle. Because of the profound transformation to their character and relationship, they want the world to hear what God has done in their lives and what God can do to help others.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Elective Option 2:

"Loving Our Enemies Training"

Michel Hendricks

A distinct marker for being a disciple of Jesus is that we are a people who love our enemies.

Curious to know what this looks like?

Would you like to learn to do this? 

Good news: we can train ourselves to love our enemies!

 

* (will not be recorded due to personal sharing)

Michel Hendricks

Michel Hendricks is the Director of Life Model Consulting. Michel Hendricks (MDiv, Denver Seminary; BS. University of Colorado, Boulder) has been a pastor, missionary, inventor and author. He has been a teacher and trainer for more than 25 years. He is the former pastor of spiritual formation at Flatirons Community Church near Boulder, CO. He has also served and trained in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. He is the author of Basic Training for Walking with Jesus and co-author of The Other Half of Church. He works with churches and organizations to help bring maturity and the transformation of character back into the center of Christian practice.

BREAK TIME | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

This is a 30-minute break between the first set of Electives to the start of the second of Electives.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Elective Option 1:

"How To Deploy the Life Model to the Workplace"

Dave Mead & Virgie Maney

Did you know that living as a RARE leader at work is taking the Life Model to work? In this interactive session, Dave Mead and Virgie Maney will assist you with practical steps on how to be your best self at work. 

Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity—the quality the greatest leaders possess. 

Healthy leaders lead with their full heart and whole brain. 

RARE Leadership in the Workplace will help you live the Life Model at work.

Dave Mead

Dave Mead (Colonel US Army – Retired) served in the military for 31 years, is Founder/CEO of WeAlign, and is certified with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach.

Virgie Maney

Virgie Maney began her career at Wells Fargo as a teller and rose to become a senior leader managing a team responsible for training over 250,000 employees worldwide. Her three decades of experience helping leaders achieve their personal and professional goals have made her a sought-after coach, trainer and motivational speaker. As the founder of Maney & Associates, Virgie provides executive and spiritual coaching to non-profit and corporate leaders.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Elective Option 2:

“Loving Our Youth into Adulthood”

How to Get Students and Youth Engaged

Paul & Rebecca Glaser & Michael Sullivant

Paul and Rebecca Glaser have been hosting a discipleship group of youth in their home for several years. They also are devoted to practicing the Life Model hour to hour in their daily lives. 

On top of this, they have learned how to attach securely to the teens in their church family. As a result, they have been able to guide these young people into adopting and practicing relational brain skills and how they can interact with Jesus as their Immanuel in the unique life situations they face in their urban culture. 

Michael will draw Rebecca and Paul out as they share their story about this youth ministry and add some of his own insights.

Paul and Rebecca Glaser

Paul and Rebecca Glaser live in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri, with their 5 children. Paul is an engineer and lawyer who is passionate about pursuing the Immanuel lifestyle in business, legal situations, with youth, mentoring and all parts of personal life. Rebecca is a full-time mom who loves creating a joyful, relational atmosphere at home, her children’s schools, mothering support groups and in their local church.

Michael Sullivant

Michael Sullivant is the Director of Relational Networks for Life Model Works. He is a church planter, pastor, author, poet and speaker. He has ministered in over 25 countries through over 40 years of public ministry. Michael and his wife, Terri, have 5 adult and married children and a growing number of grandchildren. His latest book is Thinking Biblically About the Life Model.

CONFERENCE DAY
Friday

BETWEEN 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

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Session 1: Our "As-if" Self

Dr. Jim Wilder

The difference between humans and the rest of God’s creatures is our ability to create an ‘as-if’ self so convincingly that we believe it ourselves. 

We build, protect and seek the company of those who maintain our image. The ‘as-if’ self has no immunity to the justifications of the flesh, the greed of the eyes or the pride of our status although the as-if self can make those three forces sound spiritual. 

The ‘as-if’ self tends to live in the future or the past and dislike being in our bodies right now. The ‘as-if’ self wants whatever is going to work rather than who we are meant to become.

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

Dr. Jim Wilder

Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Works, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. 

Session 2: “The False Selves We Encourage In the Church and Why”

Michel Hendricks

One of the responsibilities of the church is to bring out the truest and best selves in each other. Tragically too often the opposite happens. Because of performance expectations and fear, we are pressured to become people who are far from who we truly are. Come and take a look at the false selves or avatars that we encourage in the church and how we can encourage our true selves to flourish in community.

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

Michel Hendricks

Michel Hendricks is the Director of Life Model Consulting. Michel Hendricks (MDiv, Denver Seminary; BS. University of Colorado, Boulder) has been a pastor, missionary, inventor and author. He has been a teacher and trainer for more than 25 years. He is the former pastor of spiritual formation at Flatirons Community Church near Boulder, CO. He has also served and trained in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. He is the author of Basic Training for Walking with Jesus and co-author of The Other Half of Church. He works with churches and organizations to help bring maturity and the transformation of character back into the center of Christian practice.

Session 3: “Goodbye Raggedy Ann - How Healing from Shame Banished a False Identity”

Terri Sullivant

Terri will share how circumstances surrounding her birth produced a pocket of shame that gave rise to a false identity.

Just recently, following her mother’s passing, Immanuel exposed this stronghold and removed the burden of this false self.

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

Terri Sullivant

Terri Sullivant has been learning to dance gracefully with Jesus for 46 years. As an author, pastor, coach and speaker she inspires and teaches young and old alike how to enter their own dance of deepening relationship with Jesus. She speaks vulnerably about her struggles and trials as she testifies to the breakthroughs she has made and the ground she has gained. She is the co-founder, with her husband, Michael, of Radius Ministries, New Hope Community, and the proprietor of Terri Sullivant Coaching (formerly Fully Alive Coaching) She is also the author of The Divine Invitation: Entering the Dance of Becoming Fully Alive, a book that provides a pathway for maturity for women, a picture of what Redeemed Eve looks like.

Session 4: Our "Best Self”

Dr. Jim Wilder

At first, we cannot see our best self – only its shadow in the things that cause us suffering. We sense our best self in those things we admire about Jesus and people like him. Our best self is asking to be found when we are in love and when we imagine. 

The only problems with these longings (desires of our heart) are the deformed and limited ways we imagine they can be fulfilled. Our imaginations are always too small and too contaminated by the false self’s way to build our image with the world. 

We need a new identity group that sees in us people who attach to their enemies – something the “as if” self cannot do.

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

Dr. Jim Wilder

Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Works, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. 

Session 5: “Escaping Enemy Mode In Our Marriage”

Ray & Deborah Woolridge

Ray and Deborah say, “We consider this season the biggest transformation in our thirty-six years of marriage.” The past 18 months, Ray and Jim Wilder have been writing a book, escaping enemy mode. What is it like to live with a husband who is escaping enemy mode? More than 10 years ago, Ray was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma the same month he learned he would be promoted to brigadier general. They were both terrified but determined to survive and grow into a more relational marriage. Deborah felt God calling her to live her life without regrets, so she began to speak honestly, courageously, and compassionately with Ray about their marriage and how his enemy mode had impacted them.

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

Ray & Deborah Woolridge

Ray and Deborah Woolridge have enjoyed thirty-six years of marriage.  They have been blessed with five adult children and four grandchildren.  They met while Ray was on active duty in the Army in the 1980s.  They have served several churches in pastoral roles.  Most of Ray’s career was as a chaplain in the Army.  Deborah’s opus is her five children and homeschooling them through high school.  She is also a pianist who loves choral accompanying, and a piano teacher for more than 40 years. After living in Colorado the past 18 years, this year they are moving to Portland, Oregon to be involved in the lives of their family.  They love cooking, board games and alpine skiing.  

Session 6: “Calling Out the True Self In Non-Believers”

Claudia Hendricks

How do we reflect what Jesus sees in people whose point of view does not align with ours? Stories from daily interactions in secular environments.

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

Claudia Hendricks

Claudia Hendricks (BS and Licensure, Speech Pathology, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina) is a teacher, trainer, and professor. She has taught Spanish at the high school and college level. She teaches and trains people and groups in Life Model transformation. She has also served in Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, and Morocco.

Session 7: “How do you find a Best Self, what motivates it and what makes it different?”

TBD

How do you find a Best Self, what motivates it and what makes it different?

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

TBD

 

Session 8: “How do you find a Best Self, what motivates it and what makes it different?”

TBD

How do you find a Best Self, what motivates it and what makes it different?

Interactive Breakout

Attendees breakout into Zoom Rooms to interactively discuss how the presentation relates to having a fearless identity, the conference’s focus.

Q & A

Presenters are engaged with questions from the audience to provide answers regarding the material and its applications.

TBD

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Registration

TWO DAYS | TWO REGISTRATIONS

THURSDAY REGISTRATION

Thursday is Electives Day with 4 Super Sessions. Register for Thursday and select two sessions to watch live the day of the event. You will also get access to recordings of 3 Electives shortly after the event. (Elective 2 will not be recorded) 

REGISTER FOR THURSDAY'S ELECTIVES

FRIDAY REGISTRATION

Friday is Conference Day with 8 Dynamic Sessions and you get access to all of them (none overlap like the previous day). These session recordings will also be available shortly after the event to all registrants.

REGISTER FOR FRIDAY'S CONFERENCE

EARLY REGISTRATION | Ends August 1, 2022
Discount of 10% off registration fee

  • Cost per person?

    Thursday Electives $35, Friday $116.10

  • Cost per couple?

    Thursday Electives $35, Friday $116.10

  • Cost per group? (15 or more)

    Thursday Electives $80.10, Friday $269.10

FULL PRICE REGISTRATION | August 2 – September 5

  • Cost per person?

    $39 for Thursday electives-$129 for Friday

  • Cost per couple?

    $39 for Thursday electives-$129 for Friday

  • Cost per group? (15 or more)

    $89 for Thursday electives-$299 for Friday

REFUND POLICY

To cancel your registration – contact Rebecca Caputo

rebeccacaputo@lifemodelworks.org

Refunds: 45-days prior to event (100%), 30-days prior (50%), 14-days prior (25%), 7-days prior (no refund)

RECORDINGS

All event sessions will be recorded except for Michel Hendricks’ elective on Thursday. Those purchasing access to the online event will have access to the recordings when they are available. 

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