What is Restarting? Part cutting-edge brain science, part pyschology, and part supernatural work of the Holy Spirt, done in the context of a safe and caring community.
It is a class where we go on a journey in becoming what God has called us to be. We learn about the steps of maturity. If we missed out on some things we needed and may have missed along the way, we find out how to get them now, even as adults. If we have some unhealed wounds from our past that are dragging us down, we learn tools for dealing with and getting healing from them.
Sharon and I have been on a journey together in growing in our emotional health. Five years ago our marriage was rocky and we were stuck. In spite of every resource we tried, things were not getting better. Then we began to learn and apply the material in Restarting, and our marriage has drastically improved. Why? Because we started dealing with our root issues!
We have lead two Restarting Classes at VCD. We will lead another 12-week class at Vineyard Church of Davenport on Tuesday nights at 6:30, starting Sept 11. We would love to have you join us if you are ready for this journey!
Here is a 1.5 minute video on an overview of Restarting: http://vimeo.com/20328501
Here is some feedback from our last class:
“…This journey I have been on with…Restarting has been very eye opening for me. God has shown me many things about myself and my reactions to life. I have gone through many emotions from guilt to acceptance on many levels of my life. I now ask myself, “Why did I react or feel this way?” As opposed to “Why is this happening to me and why did this person do this?” Just this one change has forced me to look inside myself and God to seek my answers…as I go through my days I need to seek God first for my needs as opposed to my [addictions]. This is a change that I struggle with, but I know God has good things for me also I do have to trust in him. I will hold on to that.”
“…The class when engaged properly is greatly advantageous. It puts scientific brain chemistry research behind the processes of addiction…It also demystifies, and put a normalized expectation into a person that God wants to, and will indeed speak to them in a way that anyone can experience within a level of comfort…Jeff & Sharon did an excellent job of leading the class. They walked us thru their experiences with personal vulnerability giving us examples of what this class could accomplish if we would do the same.”
“The Restarting class has helped me become more aware of my own destructive behavior patterns & the origin. The class has taught me warning signs for turning to other outlets to deal with my emotions & how God can fill those empty places. I consider the class a good investment of my time & resources… God has worked through the class and its participants to help me grow in maturity. Continued support after this class will be needed, but all-in-all I had a great learning experience!”