WHAT WE DO FOR YOU AT THE CENTER
At The Center we help you “come home” to a significant relationship with God. Spiritual coaches and directors (for the difference see “Choose A Service”) join with and help others in the adventure of knowing (experiencing) God deeply and following him fully. “Spirituality” from a Christian point of view is about humanity in relationship with God. It is about being far from him and the process of moving ever closer. Think of it as our invisible soul in union (friendship) with the invisible God.
Spirituality… is our invisible soul in union (friendship) with the invisible God.
We are all about helping people reestablish that relationship with God. We are about helping people grow closer to Him, which in turn affects the way they live. What we do for you is about the pursuit of health for your soul. About learning how to really live! It is helping people build soul-health – knowledge, endurance, resilience, and strength – to possess the life they have always wanted, and were meant to have, which is a life with God.
Life Coaching, Spiritual Counseling, and Spiritual Direction (see “Choose A Service” or just come in and we will provide what you need) are about two people who are headed in the same direction walking together toward that shared goal. Kind of like the two rails of a train track. They are clearly headed the same way. In fact, I use this picture to explain our strategy for coaching and moving forward. One track represents temporary ideas or tools to manage the problem, like aspirin for the symptoms. It fixes nothing but makes thing more endurable for the time being. The other rail that runs along side it represents the deeper work, the surgery, that will eventually make the symptoms vanish and the pain medication unnecessary. They work together, and without both the process will not make much forward improvement. Together, treating symptoms while addressing the real problem, is the way to health. Together, the coach and the coached work toward the same goal of decreasing the pain by healing the deeper wounding, as the former shows the way to the later. Progress in made in tandem. You may have noticed also that Life Coaching may involve some reparative counseling as well.
The coach and the coached work toward the same goal of decreasing the pain by healing the deeper wounding… Progress in made in tandem.
Consider Thinking About it Like This:
Imagine that you want to get more fit, build some muscle, lose a little weight, trim those pecks, sculpt those glutes, build a six-pack… So, you find the needed finances in your budget and make an appointment with a personal trainer. Your trainer soon makes it clear that discipline, exercise, habit, routine, determination, commitment, and pain are all necessary. Some things will have to go to make room for the new. Some will need slight adjustments, others radical change. In order to break through to the next level of performance or health, it is going to take some tenacity and exertion, and you are going to need help.
A Life Coach, Spiritual Counselor or Director does something very similar to a personal trainer… but for the soul. The goal is to break through life limitations and into a new level of familiarity with God. Like a personal trainer, we are a workout partner that pushes you to excel, to reach for more, to meet your potential, to get rid of any weights that hold back the progression of our relationship with God. We are someone on the same journey, pursuing the same goal, working toward the same achievement. We are a little more fit than you are so we can show you how we got there. We encourage, even push you to come up to our level, and then surpass us. We celebrate your fitness and selflessly want for you to eclipse us, to break through to a new level in your struggle to know (experiencing) God deeply and following him fully.
What we do is something very similar to a personal trainer… but for the soul.
Improve One, Improve Both
Some things will have to go. Like the “baggage” we carry from our past with its hurt and pain, and the bad habits and reactions (sin) that have developed because of them. Healing, by choosing to forgive for example, will be necessary. We will help you see those relationally “unhealthy” habits you currently have, root them out, and leave them behind. We help you take responsibility for your part, and NOT take responsibility for what is not your fault. Our horizontal relationships are inseparably entwined with our vertical relationship with God. Improve one and you improve the other. In fact, we will focus on your relationship with God knowing that a meaningful life and satisfying relationships flow from a healthy connection with God.
I guarantee that it will require discipline(s), exercise, habit, routine, determination, commitment, and pain! Your spiritual muscles need to build capacity and your heart needs the benefit of a cardio workout in order to remain true to the King till the very end.
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