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.
Greetings fellow Mercy male from one of your own.
I am a husband to my beautiful wife, Hannah, for 21 years and a father to 4 children: Hope (18), Nathaniel (14), Benjamin (13), and Evan (8).
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.
The prerequisites for this course are listed below.
You must be a male Mercy.
- 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 on February 19.
- 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 on February 19.