After our experience there, we cheered for it to come here. And guess what? It did! Almost a year to the date!
It's now in the form of Fortify! http://www.fortifyleadershipdevelopment.com/ Check it out.
"FORTIFY seeks to strengthen marriages, families, churches and communities by guiding vocational and volunteer Christian leaders to discover and learn how to use their unique personality temperaments, strengths and passions."
I think every church/gospel community should do something like this. This is not a magic pill, there is no new formula but just stepping back to look at each individual and highlighting how God made them to work best within the body of Christ and in marriage.
But it is more than that…
The leadership team truly believe in transparency as "fellow strugglers." They are strugglers helping fellow strugglers in this race. They believe in mentorship. They believe in transformation rather than behavior modification. Boasting in Christ alone.
After both weekends I have walked away feeling loved and cared for. I think others did too.
On a very personal note… the timing of these friends coming out from Denver was simply divine. We know God has plans for us to "do" a bit more life together than just this…. I can't wait to see what God has planned. I believe it is going to be good.
[my fellow snugglers… I mean strugglers….love you girls.]