Great Relationships use certified trainers for the MetaFormation approach. Follow the links below to learn more about our workshops, coaching certification, books and resources, and how to register and get started on the MetaFormation journey.
Invest in Your Heart
According to Jesus, behavior comes from the heart. So does ministry: your impact on others is a function of how much of Him is inside you. There is no better place to invest in your own growth and transformation.
But the Christianity many of us grew up with focused on the externals, like performance, managing outward behavior or self-discipline. The Good News is, there's a better way. Jesus' way of change starts with filling your deepest desires (for things like love, security, belonging, peace, and more) with himself.
Would you like to experience more life, a much deeper intimacy with Jesus, and see your coaching and leadership produce constant, transforming encounters with Jesus? MetaFormation Training from Great Relationships can show you how.
The Right Tool is the Key
If you've every been given a spiritual pat answer that you knew would never work, you already grasp something crucial about the heart. Our biggest growth issues, wounds, and obstacles all live in our emotional brain, not the rational. Yet we keep trying to fix them with rational solutions like self-discipline, advice-giving or memorizing scripture. It's like trying to fix a cracked windshield with a tire iron! We're simply using the wrong tool for the job.
The heart learns by experience, so it takes an experience to change it. What Leadership MetaFormation training does is simply give you the right coaching tool for reshaping the heart. We demonstrate (experientially!) how to create experiences to transform the heart.
"I have been home a little over a week and I wanted to write and tell you what an amazing and refreshing time your Transforming the Heart event was… I could not place a dollar amount on the value I have received in the renewed intimacy with Jesus and his voice to my heart, and in the skills I am learning in coaching the heart."
“We are seven weeks past the workshop. My team and the follow-up material are amazing, and the transformation continues. I've been to a lot of conferences after which the potential for change faded over time. MetaFormation is still picking up speed in my life. Thanks!"
"[For years] I felt like a failure and have always held back from serving, without being aware of it... So, when the men in my follow-up team began treating me very differently, I lost it. I cried. Tears rolled down my cheeks. I came to realize that I had been waiting for this kind of fellowship for 30 years."
"I attended the Transforming the Heart workshop... and it was life-changing. I came expecting to gain tools to use in ministry and ended up receiving some of the most profound personal breakthrough I’ve ever experienced. I’ve spent almost 20 years in ministry... and your teaching on transformation is phenomenal."
Have the Experience!
MetaFormation is a series of innovative, high-impact workshops that train you to live, lead and coach from the heart. It all starts with meeting Jesus at your core: around your deepest desires. When you experience desire fulfilled in Jesus, it gives you the power to stop grasping for what you need from people and circumstances. That's shift will change your life forever.
To pull off the transformation, we use learning games, interactive discussion, live coaching demos and practice, and our amazing signature Taste of Heaven experience (actors, staging, live music, a "heaven room" and more) to take your heart to places it has never been.
Transforming the Heart Workshop | Frederick, MD, Aug 12-15, 2020
Four Powerful, Interactive Workshops to Help You Live, Lead and Coach from the Heart.
Learn how to change from the inside-out while developing an incredible new intimacy with Jesus.Learn More...
learn Encounter Coaching's Revolutionary tools for bringing Jesus into the conversationLearn More...
Get Heaven's Perspective on Your Life - and do the same for othersLearn More...
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Engaging the Heart Blog
After the MetaFormation Workshop...
Knowledge without practice or application gets lost -- it falls flat. It becomes another thing someone told you once or a note you made in your phone with the intention of coming back to it. The words start to fade because there isn’t any action tied to them, no real tread marks on our mind that make them real...
Experiencing the Living from the Heart Workshop...
Right before lunch on day one, I was up next to share in a small group, but I was pretty much ready to burst into tears. I didn’t want to talk -- about anything. I’d voluntarily signed up for this workshop, but suddenly wondered why.
When we broke for lunch, I explained to my friend what had happened. I punctuated it with, “Honestly, I’d rather just stuff this all down...”