The following is a list of events scheduled for the current year. Please check back often as we will continue to finalize dates and additional speaking/conference opportunities.

Sep
24
to Sep 24

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | September 2020

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | September 2020

Starting in late September, Dr. Larry Crabb will be teaching on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

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Oct
15
to Oct 15

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | October 2020

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | October 2020

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

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Oct
23
to Oct 30
SSD

School of Spiritual Direction

The School of Spiritual Direction

Hosted by our sister ministry, NewWay Ministries, this week long intensive for 30 students in a retreat setting is an opportunity to understand and experience how the Spirit works deep in our souls to spiritually form us: and learn and practice a way of following the Spirit in others to arouse and direct their hunger for God.

A Note from Larry Crabb:

Led by myself and two colleagues, the course offers a newly developed model of spiritual direction that draws on both the age-old wisdom of the church and more recent perspectives. I call it the Passion/Wisdom Model of Spiritual Direction, and I see it as offering the opportunity for our interior worlds and supernatural reality to meet. This model offers a conceptual understanding of the private and often confusing world beneath the surface of our everyday lives and a rhythmic strategy for following the Spirit into the depths of people’s souls, including our own. That is where God’s Spirit is moving us into the Father’s presence and into the light of the Son so that we can (1) enjoy God, (2) accept ourselves, and (3) engage with others in the energy of Christ.

Teaching, worship, personal interaction, group dialogue, reflection, prayer, journaling, and instruction in the process of spiritual direction fills our days together.

If your interest has been confirmed in your heart to the point where you wish to apply for possible participation in one of the courses, please read on.

Each of the previous weeks was a rich and exciting time of paradigm-shifting, spiritually enlightening, and personally stirring training.

The objective of the School of Spiritual Direction (SSD) is not to professionally prepare people for vocational ministry. It is to encourage Christians to consider the enormous value of spiritual direction and to equip a handful of selected people to engage in meaningful, powerful, soul-shaping conversations with folks who long to move through life’s challenges into a deeper relationship with God.

I am persuaded that the absence of such conversations in so many of our lives is significantly responsible for the all too common distance and shallowness in our experience of God. Paul speaks of a NEW WAY to live in Romans 7:6. He calls it the “new way of the Spirit”. I understand spiritual direction to involve the supernatural work of relating to others in a way that guides them into the new way to think, live, and relate that the gospel makes possible.

Thanks for your encouragement and prayers. Whether or not you apply for participation, we covet your prayer support. Never have I felt so strongly compelled to begin new initiatives with the prayer that the Spirit will usher in a reformation in living the New Way with New Covenant resources.

If you wish to apply for any one of these weeks, please read carefully and respond to the Application Packet. Again, thanks for your interest and prayers.

Warmly in Christ,

Larry Crabb

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Nov
09
to Nov 16

NextStep School of Spiritual Direction

NextStep School of Spiritual Direction

Hosted by our sister ministry, NewWay Ministries, this weeklong NextStep SSD, open only to 30 SSD grads, focuses on translating the teaching of SSD into conversations that matter, through modeling, critique of conversations, and supervision. This will be a more experiential than didactic time, a week of intensive and personal interaction in community.

What is the ‘next step’ after SSD?

The NEXTSTEP Mission:  To more clearly understand, by watching, critiquing, and participating in spiritually directing conversations, how the CATEGORIES OF UNDERSTANDING presented at the SSD can actually inform our thoughts, guide our words, and stir holy passion as we interact with others who long to know God better.

Graduates of the SSD typically leave the week with a richer understanding of how the Spirit of God moves Jesus-followers toward Jesus-likeness.  Feedback from graduates indicates that, for many, SSD encouraged both a paradigm shift or clarification in understanding spiritual direction and significant personal movement in becoming spiritually formed.

BUT: Many have expressed a desire to learn how to better “do” spiritual direction – (1) by actually doing it with supervision and (2) by extended opportunity to observe Larry provide live spiritual direction and to interactively discuss the conversations.

SO: our NewWay Ministries team has devised the following:

The NextStep Format

  • Same 7 day schedule as the SSD.
  • Larry will introduce the week with a review of the SSD. Four mornings (after a time of worship) he will present PRACTICAL KEYS to more effectively offering spiritual direction.
  • Throughout the week Larry will have live spiritually directing conversations with various individuals followed by class discussion and insight.
  • Four afternoon triad meetings will provide opportunity to practice using the practical keys.
  • One afternoon triad group meeting, with interactive insight and teaching, to be held with the Spiritual Directors.

LIMITED TEACHING. EXTENSIVE PARTICIPATION. LIVE CONVERSATIONS

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Nov
19
to Nov 19

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | November 2020

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | November 2020

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

Don’t miss out!

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Dec
17
to Dec 17

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | December 2020

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | December 2020

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

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Jan
13
to Jan 13

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | January 2021

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | January 2021

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

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Feb
10
to Feb 10

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | February 2021

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | February 2021

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

 

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Mar
10
to Mar 10

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | March 2021

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | March 2021

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

 

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Apr
14
to Apr 14

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | April 2021

The Church on Trial Webinar Series | April 2021

Join Dr. Larry Crabb each month as he teaches on Christ’s words to the seven churches in Revelation. As the only place in Scripture where the ascended Christ offers commendation and rebuke to the church, a study of these chapters offers us a timely and necessary opportunity to slow down and focus on what Jesus really cares about, on how he views the church, His bride, and on what He wants us to change and keep the same. Church staff, lay leaders and members would all be wise to listen to what Jesus is saying, to correct what he rebukes, and to focus on and align to what he commands.

This is not a series designed to fuel self-righteous criticism of what is going on in churches around us, but to guide us each into a deeper understanding of the battle raging in our own hearts, to offer us an authentic and transformative encounter with the risen Christ, and to convict us and propel us into tangible and meaningful ways of making His bride more beautiful.

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