Engaging the Heart

What does it take to relate to God and others at a deeper level: from the heart? These resources will teach you how.
The Making of a Leader
by J. Robert Clinton
272 pages
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In this classic book on the stages of leadership development, Clinton helps you understand what God is doing in the transitional seasons of your life. If you are in the middle of a career change, a significant move, or sense a coming change of seasons in your life, this wonderful handbook will help you and your coach maximize God's work in you in the midst of change. It's definitely a book that should be in every leader's library.

In The Making of a Leader, Dr. Robert Clinton identifies the key patterns God uses to develop a leader over a life. Through studying the lives of hundreds of historical, biblical, and contemporary leaders, Dr.Clinton has identified the six stages of leadership development, and documented the processes and types of events God uses to develop the leader in each season of life. Transitional seasons between stages are treated in depth, as these waypoints are key indicators of where a leader is in his or her development.

Price $15.95

Engaging God in Suffering

Finding Personal Transformation in Adversity by Tony Stoltzfus

At 22 and fresh out of college, I was honored to be one of the first small group leaders in our new church plant. I felt like I was really doing well as a Christian, and on my way to accomplishing great things in the Kingdom of God. Two years later, the group I had invested so much of myself in decided together to disband because they felt they “weren’t having a good small group experience”. Ouch. That event was the beginning of a two-year series of body blows to my confidence that led me to the point of giving up on my call. I thought my usefulness to God as a leader was over. But looking back 20 years later, I see that as a defining moment in my life and the foundation of much of what I do in ministry. Failing at such a profound level bared my soul to God in a way that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

The purpose of suffering and difficulty in life is to break open the deep places of our hearts so Christ can enter in and remake the core of our beings. This kind of heart transplant is what makes the ministry you offer to others transformational. It isn’t your strengths or skills that qualify you for effective leadership, but how you meet God in your difficulties and failures. When you’ve met God in times of trouble and he’s reshaped your heart through them, you won’t tend to look back on those events primarily as times you were victimized or had to survive, but as a gift you wouldn’t want to be without...

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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled
by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
Includes 4 hours of FREE video!
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This seminal book by master coach Tony Stoltzfus will take you beyond coaching behavior to working with the heart--and seeing the dramatic transformation that comes from coaching the deepest levels of the human psyche. And it includes access to four hours of FREE video of Tony coaching leaders through the techniques in the book!

The Invitation makes coaching the heart practical. Packed with stories, examples, tools, and models, its a book you'll refer to over and over again.

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The Calling Journey
by Tony Stoltzfus
188 pages
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The Calling Journey fills a vital need for coaches by mapping out the progression of stages and transitions God moves us through on the road to our call. This path includes predictable mountains to scale and painful, disorienting valleys all leaders must navigate to fulfill their destiny. Each stage has a unique growth agenda, and Tony shows how to coach each stage differently to line up with what God is doing in that season.

Filled with examples from the lives of biblical and contemporary leaders and overflowing with insight on how God works through our circumstances, The Calling Journey will provide a powerful perspective on your own journey and a great set of tools to work with those you coach.

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The Wisdom of the Saints
An Anthology
by Jill Haak Adels

232 pages

Covering over two thousand years of Church history, this book presents writings and recorded works of both famous and obscure saints. Despite the diversity of the individuals represented--hermits and Popes, the urbane and the uncouth, the sensible and the passionately foolish--this book uncovers a degree of harmony of thought among all of the saints included here. By bringing the saints to life, this collection reminds us that they were real people--not a group of museum figures carved in marble--with a range of temperaments and personalities.

Price $39.80
Jealous of Your Beauty DVD
by Tony Stoltzfus
Video, 25 minutes

Why does the enemy spend so much effort trying to tell women they are not beautiful? Why is he so invested in creating an impossible body image and tearing women down when they don't match up to it? Why do so many women struggle with feeling beautiful and desirable? The answer will surprise you!

In this short teaching video, Tony Stoltzfus reveals the motive behind this war on women and shows how you can fight back--or even laugh at it!

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Coaching Transitions
by Tony Stoltzfus
127 min. audio + handouts & exercises
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Major transitions are often seasons of frustration, difficulty and loss. The in-between times when we've lost the old thing and haven't yet moved into the new are difficult to navigate. How do you coach a leader through a major transition?

This two-disc coach training set from master trainer Tony Stoltzfus demonstrates transformational coaching techniques for helping coachees engage God's purposes for their growth in major life transitions. Starting with the idea that in transitions God births in you the character needed to reach your destiny, Tony shows how to connect times of suffering and difficulty to God's purposes, with several powerful Christian coaching tools based on Romans 8:28. This CD set provides teaching on understanding transitions, plus advanced Christian coach training for aspiring or practicing coaches. Handouts and exercises are included.

Price $26.99
Powerful Questions: Changing Perspective
by Tony Stoltzfus
over 60 min audio + handouts
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Powerful Questions: Changing Perspective offers advanced skills training for aspiring Christian coaches or those who are already certified. This disc includes input and live demos of several powerful perspective techniques. Sharpen your coaching skills by listening to a masterful coach at work!

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The Invitation DVD
by Tony Stoltzfus
3 hrs and 42 min of HD video on two discs
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You are invited… to learn an incredible, joyful way of transforming the heart that will revolutionize the way you work with people. Join master coach Tony Stoltzfus on this two-DVD set as he demonstrates live the key techniques for discovering and filling the deep desires that drive behavior.

While Jesus teaches that what we do comes from the inside—from the heart—most of us start the change process on the outside, by trying to discipline our outward behavior. But there is another, better way: the way of desire. In this companion to the book, The Invitation, you’ll watch 18 live, unrehearsed conversations where Tony walks step by step through the techniques for engaging the heart. From drilling down to beliefs and desires to praying a desire, dealing with the Two Guardians or tracking through emotional memories, you’ll learn to help people change with less work, more success—and more fun!

PLEASE NOTE: low resolution versions of these videos are included with The Invitation book. We offer them on DVD for training purposes (or if you'd just rather watch on your TV!)

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Breathe Deep Restorative Retreat Ashland, Oregon
With Kathy Stoltzfus, Sarah Herring and Tania West
April 6-8, 2017

If stepping away from life's pressing demands and endless deadlines sounds alluring come away to breathe deeply of spiritual, physical and emotional rest! Our schedule is spacious and restful for this restorative retreat. Expect spiritual refreshment, heart-warming sharing and fun!

This unique restorative retreat allows for over 20 hours of unstructured time and will be held at County Willows Inn, a lovely bed and breakfast tucked in beside a sleepy street, 1313 Clay Street in Ashland Oregon. See more information on the Inn here: .

Shared Room Registration $275.00Single Room Retreat Registration $375.00