This is Jim Wilder’s brief introduction to the Heart and Soul conference. He speaks about how Jane and Dallas Willard paved the way in his experience to learn how vital it is to welcome the real-time and interactive presence of Christ into the healing and maturation process for all Christ-followers.

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In this opening session to Transform 19, Dr. Jim Wilder addressed how the authentic love of Christ can rise and grow within the community of faith to "overcome the world."

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Suppose being a Christian is a bit more mysterious than what we’ve made it out to be. Jesus saves – a phrase plastered on billboard signs and bumper stickers across America has become more associate with avoiding punishment and very little with transformation value for our character.

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living-transformation

To wrap up the 2018 Transform Conference, Dr. Wilder will share final thoughts and next steps for us as a movement of change agents bringing transformation back to our families, churches, ministries, businesses, schools and cities.

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spiritual-formation-and-neuroscience-mutual-mind-states-and-how-the-brain-forms-character

Character is formed by our attachments . We gain our sense of identity from the minds we are connected with. By being part of a people who are glad to be together and sharing a mutual mindstate with God and His people, it activates the mechanism in our mind that creates character, forming us to be more like Him.

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spiritual-formation-and-neuroscience-attachment-and-how-the-brain-forms-character

Dr. Wilder examines how Christian character is formed in light of neuroscientific insights. Most spiritual growth efforts are focused on having right thinking, making right choices, or experiencing more of God's power. But our identity and character are formed by something that happens even deeper in our brains: our attachments. If we want to have Christlike character, we should be developing attachment with God and God's people.

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why-you-should-not-create-a-safe-environment

Most of us tend to naturally think that one of our goals for small groups should be to create a 'safe' environment. In this talk, Dr. Jim Wilder will make a case for why making a 'safe' environment may actually hinder the transformation we seek. While of course we need to ensure that group members are protected, there is another way to do so beyond creating a 'safe' group – and that is to cultivate a protective group identity.

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making-the-life-model-contagious

In this session, Dr. Jim Wilder will participate in a discussion with several leaders around making elements of the Life Model more contagious. The ultimate dream of Life Model Works is to see the 19 relational brain skills become so contagious that they spread everywhere and to everyone.

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the-life-model-and-transformation

Life Model founder and chief neurotheologian Dr. Jim Wilder gives an overview of the Life Model and how the the Life Model can contribute to increasing the yield of transformation for those seeking it.

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moving-men-from-predator-to-protector

Dr Jim Wilder talks about how to cultivate our 'Protector' identity. Men get into trouble trying to remove something that God hard-wired in . We are all wired to spot weakness. The important thing is training our brain how to respond when we see weakness.

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