Transformation should be a natural outgrowth of following Jesus, but sometimes people get saved and don’t realize that there is a whole kingdom to enter. They get stuck in old patterns and arrive at a place where they need a breakthrough. The purpose of Freedom Ministry at Foothills is to create a culture of freedom wherein we are living the abundant life Jesus spoke about.
Freedom is not just the absence of something, it is the presence of Someone. Come and experience truth and the presence of God in a new way.
Session 1: Parable of the Kingdom
Sometimes familiarity robs us of the depth and richness of the truth that sets us free. Join us as we use a parable to help you think differently about Jesus and His work in your life.
The Kingdom of God is the presence and power of God. We all enter this Kingdom at different levels and with different life experiences, which causes us to interpret "giving your life to Christ" in very different ways. Some have not yet understood that Jesus came to set up God's Kingdom on the earth, nor do they understand the power of God to free them and to transform them. Jesus came to set us free, but we often hear, "Now you have to stop being bad and start being good," and we can get stuck, needing to see the power of the Kingdom in a new way.
Session 2: Levels of Change
This class is designed to help identify and avoid traps that are common in man's attempt to change his own life. More importantly, this class explains God's provision and strategy for changing your life from the inside out.
Galatians 2:20 says, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me." The life of the believer is no longer the life of the believer; it comes from the one we believe in. The dilemma is that once we believe in Jesus' death and resurrection, the enemy can say to us, "You need to try harder to be better." The enemy wants you to work harder with the wrong tools. The goal of this session is to help you think differently about the transformation process of a believer. There are five distinct levels of change: four you can do something about; one was done for you.
Session 3: The Kingdom of God
This class is designed to help you understand the message of Jesus and the reason it carried so much power to transform lives. Jesus wants to give us a whole new way of living.
The scriptures say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matt. 4:17). If we think this means, "You better straighten up because the Kingdom of God is coming soon," then we are going to miss the most important phrase: "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." The phrase "at hand" means "withing reach." It is saying, "Reach out your hand, because this is where the Kingdom of God is. It is within arm's length." This means that you can change the way you take in reality, since in this room with you right now is a kingdom filled with life, power, love, peace, joy, and rightness. Everywhere you go - your house, car, office, etc. - the Kingdom of God is within your reach, and the only thing that prevents you from accessing it could be the way that you see.
Session 4: Hearing God
If God speaks to us, then we have to learn to recognize, hear, and discern His voice. All of us can hear God, and hearing His voice is central to living out our created designs. This class discusses ways to hear God and how we can discern whether it is really God that we're hearing.
When we hear God personally, it changes us forever, and we become passionate seekers of the One we have encountered.
Session 5: Life in the Kingdom
Some of kingdom living is God's responsibility, and some of it is our responsibility. In this session, we are going to look at areas of life in order to sort out who is responsible for what, with the aim that it will help you get unstuck from the place of trying to do what is really God's part of the equation. When we understand the tools that God has given us, we begin to have victory, the power of core lies, soul wounds, life patterns, and demonic oppression begin to break off.
At every critical point in our lives, the devil is right there waiting to inform us about what that moment means and what is true of you because of that moment, but so is God! We will learn to discern the voices, get rid of the wrong one, and walk in God's transforming power and truth.
Session 6: Repentance: Breaking Strongholds
Fallen human nature tries seeks to find an environmental cause for sin, but the Bible does not line up with that view. The bad news is that all of mankind is under the wrath of God and we deserve it. True and biblical repentance is the cure.
In this session we will find out what biblical repentance is and that it is not a one-time event, but a lifestyle to practice daily.
This conference is a two-day event designed to use scripture, worship, and biblical teaching to help set you free from bitterness, shame, insecurity, fear, and past hurts. Our own Foothills pastoral staff teaches concepts that build on the Freedom Foundation Classes in a cumulative fashion (e.g. Saturday's concepts build on Friday's teachings). There are no break-out sessions, only main speakers.
Friday and Saturday, September 27-28th, 2019 9am-5pm $20/individual, $30/couple Registration begins September 2019 Childcare is not provided for this even, so be sure to make other arrangements.
Our Freedom Topical Classes go deeper into specific topics and applications of freedom, such as Physical Healing, Intimacy with the Holy Spirit, Your Source, Freedom from Bondage, Dealing with Disappointment, Cycle of Inner Healing, Blame, Control, and Forgiveness.