She is the best-selling author of three books, her speaking events sell out within hours, she is interviewed in TIME magazine, Oprah Winfrey and even on the cover of this month's Costco Connections (the true test that you have arrived!).
I think it is more than hype. Brené's research has sparked a global conversation about what it means to live wholeheartedly, with courage, vulnerability and creativity. More than self-help, this is the necessary work of the soul and people are often amazed at how well her work integrates with the wisdom, insight and teaching of the scriptures.
That is why I'm excited that we have several opportunities to explore the discoveries of Brené Brown and expand our own understanding of the abundant, wholehearted life that Christ offers.
You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both
The Daring Way
Beyond what you can get from just her books and talks, Brené put together an intensive training workshop that digs deep into the personal work necessary to embody wholehearted living. She spent time personally training and certifying instructors who could present her material- people like my friend, Rich Gantenbein. He is bringing that workshop to New Hope on October 9-10 (he'll also be preaching on October 11).
Its going to be a powerful weekend. Bring a friend, your spouse and even your entire LIFE Group! The cost is $35 and you can register online or at church.
The Daring Life: Sermon Series
The Daring Life is a life of deep, loving relationships, courage, vulnerability, creativity, generosity and grace. Its not easy. It requires letting go of the mindsets, fears and habits that bind us, in order to 'grab hold' of the abundant life that Christ offers. That's what we will explore in our Fall series, beginning this Sunday, September 27.
Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
The Daring Life: Adult Education
Its in the class on Sunday mornings that we will integrate the work of Brené Brown with the lessons from scripture. We'll meet at 10:45 as part of the Adult Education hour, in the Castle Rock Room. Most weeks will incorporate a video clip from Brown as well as discussion around tables. LIFE Groups can use this material for their own discussions. Want to be part of a LIFE Group? The class will be a great place to start! Simply join in the class. People who want to continue as a LIFE Group at the end of class, will have a chance to do so- likely with many of the same people who were in the class with you. Its a great introduction! Our first class is September 27.