Design

For Mercies by a Mercy (DE001F)


Description
Growth

Growth is hard. Selah.

But life with God is much about our growth. We all experience pain, yes, but it is our choice to a great extent as to what kind of pain it will ultimately be. Will it be "productive pain" that we leverage into helping us grow bigger? Or will we run from pain to comfort and in doing so run from our calling, having to again and again circle the "unproductive pain" mountain?

In this course, we will discuss some of the unique battlefields that the Mercy faces. I want to share deeply from my journey with each of you who take this course, and I want each of you to do the same so that we, as Mercy males, can strengthen one another to step more courageously, more competently, and more completely into living the life that God has called each of us into.


Arthur's Perspective
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Course Instructor
Name
Nathan Noble

Bio
Greetings fellow Mercy male from one of your own.

I am a husband to my beautiful wife, Hannah, for 24 years and a father to 4 children: Hope (21 - recently married), Nathaniel (17), Benjamin (16), and Evan (11).

I was exposed to Arthur's seminal teaching on the Redemptive Gifts around 2004 and immediately identified at that time as a Prophet. In 2015 I reached out to Arthur after some desperate years and in that season came to see and understand that at my core I'm a Mercy. Since that shift in perspective, much of my life has come into clearer focus as I am learning to live more from my center rather than from what others or the church or the culture expect of me.


Contact Info
nat.noble@gmail.com

Course Prerequisites
The prerequisites for this course are listed below.

You must be a Mercy.

[Required Listening/Reading]

  • Redemptive Gifts of Individuals – Arthur Burk

  • The Highly Sensitive Person. There are 10 chapters. Chapters 1-5 are required to be read before the course begins.

  • Alive with Passion and Purpose. Read the following chapters: Tom Watson Jr. (Chapter 5), Jehoshaphat (Chapter 8), John Lennon (Chapter 13), Emily Dickinson (Ch. 21) before the course begins.


[Suggested Listening]

[Notes]

  • I will provide regular emails/videos to guide students through the course content - what is the focus of each week, what is assigned/expected.

  • Weekly or monthly conference call - time/day of the week to be determined

  • Periodic chat/email sessions with instructor/students using the LMS chat/email as well as Skype, Gmail chat.

  • Submission of weekly assignments (these include discussions, documents, images, videos and other relevant media)

  • Engagement in online forums/discussions pertaining to course


Time & Dates

1.5-2 hour conference call every 2 weeks to go over that week's assignments/results.
All class assignments due on the evening before class. Specific meeting days to be determined based on interest.

Class Size

3-8 participants
Content
  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Course expectations (mine)
  • Course expectations (yours)
  • Redemptive Gifts Teaching - part 1
  • Redemptive Gifts Teaching - part 2
  • A Mercy from history
  • module 2 - Connections
  • A devotion on God's design - Psalm 139
  • Magic of mentoring - article
  • Three mentoring keys
  • Mentors
  • Connections with other men - video
  • Brothers
  • Investing more in connection
  • Module 3 - Dealing with Suffering/Pain
  • Sorrows turned to gold - poem
  • Weeping may last for the night but joy comes in the morning
  • A devotion on a wounded Mercy: Gideon
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Introduction
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Belonging
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Worth
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Competence
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Short Leg
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Holy Trinity
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Gideon
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Elijah
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - David
  • Gideon blog post - Connection Quality Assurance
  • Belonging, worth, and competence
  • Gideon, David, Elijah
  • How the Lord is dealing with you
  • Module 4 - Being a Highly Sensitive Person
  • A devotion on desire - Psalm 37
  • Gideon as an HSP - blog
  • Being unique but not flawed
  • Pause to check - blog
  • Pause to check
  • Too in or too out?
  • A far green country - a poem
  • Solitude and rest
  • Different flavors of HSP
  • Being a vessel of honor - sexual purity
  • Module 5 - Being
  • A devotion on God's design - Romans 12
  • Becoming rooted - blog
  • Becoming rooted (exercise)
  • Selah poem
  • Spontaneous expression - video
  • Savoring - blog
  • Savoring exercise
  • Creative expression
  • Remembering
  • Creative activity outside your normal mode
  • Module 6 - Communication
  • A devotion on brotherhood - Psalm 133
  • Communication
  • Family
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Potential
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Options
  • Intimacy: the New Spiritual Authority (NSA) - Communication
  • Communication - your response
  • A poem for introverts - poem
  • Introvert poem - your response
  • Exhorter and Mercy pairing - video
  • Direct versus indirect communication styles - video
  • Direct versus indirect communication - your response
  • Staying at a 4 out 10 emotionally - video
  • 4 out of 10 - blog
  • My field of lentils - a poem
  • Conclusion
  • Module 7 - Conclusion
  • Syncing with God - video
  • Finding your one thing - video
  • The New Country - video
  • My Destiny Moment
  • Destiny Events Exercise (HW)
  • Life Project
  • Optional Module - Joy
  • Introduction
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.1 - Emotions Intro
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.2 - God's values
  • God's values
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.3 - Triumph
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.4 - Dominion
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.5 - Restoration
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.6 - Night Joy
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.7 - Defiance
  • Defiance
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.8 - Faith
  • Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys: 3.9 - Consummation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed