And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
The Wholeheart Advance is a three-day spiritual boot camp in wholehearted living. It is an intensive training camp for men to engage their lives from a place of belovedness, being one who is worthy of love. It teaches men to say: “Even in my failures, I’m beloved. I can be vulnerable and afraid, but I’m also courageous and strong. I’m enough because Christ lives within me.” It is a courageous journey into our heart with a group of men who are fellow wounded warriors.
It takes great courage to learn the way of wholehearted living. Mary Daly writes, “Courage is a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.” Courage has at its root in the Latin, cour, which means heart. Courage is at the root of being wholehearted.
Not every man is ready for the Wholeheart Advance. The wholehearted journey is about facing our shame head on and not backing down to perfectionism, posturing, and posing. It is living out of our new heart, our good heart, and discovering the joy of truly being wholehearted. It is being equipped to see the value of worship, prayer, the Word of God, and relationship with other men. It’s not for everyone, but if you are thirsty for God and have the courage and passion to learn the way of wholehearted living, join us October 5 – 8 at Wholeheart Advance 2017. This year our keynote speaker is Steve Holt, with special guest speaker Victor Marx and guest worship artist Mark Tedder.
Register here for the Wholeheart Advance 2017 which starts Thursday October 5th at 3:30 pm and ends Sunday October 8th at noon.
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