with Dr. Jim Wilder
The Life Model seminar is open to 500 live attendees and now you can have access to all the keynotes and panel discussions!
This 4-hour online seminar took a closer look at the Life Model to equip you with tools for transformation. Hundreds of people joined us for our 1-hour webinar, Introduction to the Life Model: THREE Proven Practices for Transformation. This 4-hour online seminar took a closer and deeper look at the Life Model. We all need clear guidance to practices that will bring true transformation.
Life Model Works has crafted advanced tools from the Bible and brain science for the express purpose of transformation into Christlikeness. These three proven practices are relational brain skills, awareness of God’s interactive presence, and multigenerational community.
with Dr. Jim Wilder, Ray Woolridge and Amy Brown.
The Life Model opens up a new way of life based upon love rather than fear. To lead a love-based life (cast out all fear) we need:
(1) a multigenerational community,
(2) active engagement with God based (increasingly) on love, and
(3) a full set of relational brain skills so we act and feel the way God created us to live (instead of avoiding our feelings).
We transform into the people God intended in the way the brain learns (and works best) by switching our brain’s motivation (fuel) from fear (avoidance) to the joy that attachment love creates.
with Amy Brown.
Relational brain skills include ways of interacting for optimal relational, personal, emotional, and spiritual health across the lifespan. These skills will set our relationships on a foundation of love, joy, and healthy connection, rather than fear, judgment and disconnection.
When our relationships are secure, we are motivated by what will bring us closer and improve our connection with each other and God, rather than living in a mine field of “don’t mention that,” or “steer away from this.” Fear prevents us from developing fully into God’s design for us.
with Michael Sullivant and Amy Brown.
The Life Model provides proven practices to enable us to heighten our awareness of God’s presence, even to live in a state where our thoughts are aligned with His thoughts. We call this thought-rhyming. As we bond with Him, we begin to think like Him. This bonded, synchronized awareness of God’s presence is called the Immanuel Lifestyle.
with Michel Hendricks and Amy Brown.
Multigenerational community is God’s specially designed vehicle for the 3 pillars of transformation. In multigenerational community, relational skills are grown and shared, Immanuel awareness is practiced and tested, and each person is gently shepherded through the process of growing into their truest identity as a member of the community and the family of God.
Q&A with Dr. Jim Wilder, Ray Woolridge, Amy Brown, Michael Sullivant, Michel Hendricks.
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. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE.
He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Work, 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. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.
Rev. Ray Woolridge (MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College) became the Executive Director of Life Model Works on September 1, 2020. He is thrilled to serve in a role that combines his pastoral and leadership experience with his calling, giftings and walk with God. The principles behind the Life Model are transforming his life, work, and personal relationships every day.
Ray is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain (Brigadier General) with 43 years of service with the military, in uniform or as a civilian. A skilled public communicator, he also gets joy in coaching leaders to discover their uniqueness and unleash their potential. Ray has led in two congregations, as a church planting pastor and as pastor of adult ministries. Ray is thankful to partner with Life Model Works to come alongside existing networks to implement Life Model principles in their context.
Amy is a content developer, trainer, and consultant on staff with Alive & Well, Inc. As consultant, she creates monthly training events for the Online Practice Community with THRIVEtoday, creates training materials for Life Model Works, and leads the Certified Journey Group Leadership Community with Deeper Walk International. She co-authored the book Relational Skills in the Bible with Chris Coursey, and wrote the Journey Group curriculum. She is a relational skills trainer with THRIVEtoday.
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. Terri, recently published her first book, The Divine Invitation – Entering the Dance of Becoming Fully Alive.
Michael is involved with ministry and church leaders and change agents who are seeking to integrate more relational approaches to helping people in their groups mature and experience deeper and lasting identity transformation into the image of Jesus Christ.
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.