Spiritual Health: A Foundation gathers a small group of like-minded individuals eager to continue the journey of spiritual health.
We all want to find ourselves in friendships that last, marriages where we are known, communities where we count. Spiritual health can bring you this kind of spiritual freedom. But this health begins with a foundation.
Many of us have learned to fake it until we make it in our Christian walk. Some of us go our whole lives hearing Christian buzzwords, without realizing that we don’t understand the faith we profess. Give yourself permission to explore and build your spiritual health. Spiritual Health: A Foundation will give you the tools to become the kind of Christian you’ve always hoped to be.
In this study, you’ll dedicate 3 months to learn with a small group of like-minded, safe friends eager to continue the journey of spiritual health. You’ll get to learn about these five critical areas of life with God:
As you complete Spiritual Health: A Foundation, you will have an opportunity to become a member of the Freedom Builders Community and meet more growing Christians. For some Freedom Builders, our online community is their church, because it’s what they always imagined church should be.
Begin your journey into spiritual health.
Our next study, hosted by Dale and Jonalyn Fincher, begins on September 6, 2017. Click here for more information.
Listen to Dale Fincher explain the importance of recognizing God’s love and empathy to spiritual health — two topics covered in this study!
You May Be Wondering...
Who is leading this study?
Soulation’s Founders, Dale and Jonalyn Fincher, will pastor you through Spiritual Health: A Foundation. For over 20 years, they have empowered Christians into a wholehearted faith. They both have experienced religious addiction and spiritual manipulation firsthand (watch Dale’s story). As a husband-and-wife team, they draw from the deep well of Christian thought to create room for emotional and theological healing. Between them, they’ve authored many books (Living with Questions, Ruby Slippers, Coffee Shop Conversations and more at our Store) and have addressed audiences in the US, South America, Asia, and Europe.
During our 3-month study, Dale and Jonalyn respond and interact in the discussions daily. Additionally, hand-selected mentors from the Freedom Builders Community also join the study for encouragement, counsel, and discussion. Each mentor has experienced faith questions, spiritual manipulation and healing in his or her own life. They are shining examples of not just recovering faith, but becoming loving and wise disciples of Jesus, ready to help others.
What is the time commitment?
Spiritual Health: A Foundation is about a 45 minutes a week time commitment to watch the videos and engage in discussion. Go at your own pace, as your schedule and life circumstances allow. As a group, we will typically watch and discuss two specific videos every week. Watching each video is a core requirement. In addition, each participant must complete a one hour eMentoring appointment with Dale or Jonalyn during the time frame of the study.
What does this Spiritual Health: A Foundation study include?
- One hour of free spiritual mentoring through eMentoring: a one-on-one confidential and private chat room with Dale or Jonalyn Fincher, scheduled at your convenience, and includes a typed copy of the transcript.
- Welcome Packet. Get started with Dale’s welcome video explaining how this study in spiritual health will work and what to expect.
- A truly-private Facebook community group to know like-minded souls.
- Personal attention from Dale, Jonalyn, and our team of mentors in a small group (no more than 15 in a class).
- Exclusive videos carefully building a foundation for spiritual health each week. You will not see God’s love, identity in Christ, empathy, forgiveness, and Scripture the same again!
- Jonalyn’s discussion prompts based on readings and videos.
- Low-pressure environment. Easy to complete as you go at your own pace, with a safe, accessible atmosphere and open-minded ethos of “mere Christianity.”
- Certificate upon graduation and qualification to enter the Freedom Builders Community with other graduates, as well as free or discounted future studies.
Where do we meet? How do we talk?
In our private Facebook discussion classroom, you’ll get mentoring with daily access to Dale Fincher, Jonalyn Fincher, and other seasoned guides. They will also help you navigate your story of spiritual challenges and renewal. Here, you and your classmates will have daily community conversations to explore what you care about from difficult news, troubling life situations, recovery hurdles, confusing or triggering articles, family complications, and church experiences. You will see that you are not alone in your story and together we’ll help you begin to create a new one. You will also have access to one hour of free spiritual mentoring in a one-on-one confidential and private chat room with Dale or Jonalyn Fincher.
How much does it cost?
Spiritual Health: A Foundation costs $99. We offer partial scholarships (more information here).
Can I complete this study on my own?
Most of our wounding happens in community, as well as most of our healing. The community itself forms the backdrop to listening, wrestling, ranting, and confessing that is necessary to healing.
I’m not ready to discuss. Can I just watch the videos?
Yes. Some people just have time for videos or would rather stay in the background of discussion. Active listening to other people’s perspectives will open up your own soul to growth. No one will shame or guilt you to speak up if you’re not ready to speak yet. There’s no forced “accountability” in this group. You get to discover health on your own timeline and in the way that fits your needs. However, to graduate and enter the Freedom Builders Community, it is required that you watch all of the videos and participate in one eMentoring session with Dale or Jonalyn.
Who should participate in this study?
We believe most Christians today, around the world, have been touched by unhealthy faith communities and spiritual manipulation. This class is for anyone who wants their spiritual health to move beyond the superficial markers and into a more grounded faith. Anyone who knows the pain of being controlled, manipulated, or silenced in a faith community will find healing here.
Even if you haven’t been spiritually abused–or do not personally identify with that term–all Christians can learn how to grow their own spiritual health so they can be lights in the Church and world. We have a wide variety of graduates, from pastors to professionals to parents. Hear what they said about Freedom Builders here.
What do people do after Spiritual Health: A Foundation?
This study is our prerequisite, laying a foundation for healing and preparing you with the vocabulary and tools to join our private online community, Freedom Builders. After completing Spiritual Health: A Foundation, you have the option to continue in the Freedom Builders Community for $20 monthly. As a Freedom Builder, you receive access to some core studies, our Media Library, Sabbath Sermon archives, and retreat opportunities.