of the Heart 13-Session Curriculum
LifeSprings Resources has developed a Christian Education
curriculum based on Dr. Willard's Renovation of the Heart:
Putting on the Character of Christ as part of their Curriculum
of Christlikeness series. This thirteen-part study can
be used for adult Sunday School or Bible Study groups of any
size. Each session focuses on one chapter of Dr. Willard's
book, but participants do not need to have read the book and
are not required to read it because all the key concepts are
discussed in detail even without it.
Each 20 minute video segment lets us listen-in as Dr. Willard
teaches on the human personality and how it can be transformed
into Christlikeness. He then participates in a brief 3-way
conversation with John Ortberg and Larry Crabb that will begin
a discussion to be continued among the members of your class
or study group. Portions of the session on "Transforming
the Will" are available on YouTube.
An exceptional set of Leader and Participant Guides, written
by Gary W. Moon, accompany the videos. The Participant Guide
includes Central Truths and Exercises for each subject, followed
by discussion questions on the video lecture, video conversation
and the original book. Each chapter closes with a Bible Study
and Transforming Exercises for our thoughts, emotions, will,
behavior and social interactions.
The Leader's Guide contains everything you need to be an
effective group leader: materials to open each session with
an overview and warm-up, tips and suggested questions for
leading discussion, lists of Key Terms discussed in each video
segment and references to other books where these concepts
are also discussed. Recommended reading lists are included
for those who wish to dig even deeper.