In the winter of 2023, Bill taught a seven part class at Refuge Calvary Chapel, Huntington Beach, California called "How Healed Do You Want to Be?". While the class was based on Bill's book by the same title (published in 2009), the material presented in the class was updated and delivered on seven consecutive Wednesday nights. The first class, featured in this video, is an introduction based on the healing of the man at the Pool of Bethsaida (John 5:1-8).
After relating a personal story linked to this biblical healing account, Bill describes the five dimensions or characteristics of healing -- represented by five "R"s. They are: The Removal of That Which Causes Injury, Repair, Restoration, Redemption, and Revelation.
In the six videos that follow this introduction, Bill explores the five "R"s of healing utilizing God's word, personal experience, the experiences of others, and insights he has learned as a pastor and professional Christian counselor. The class concludes with a presentation of a simple five-step model of healing ministry that equips and empowers God's people to minister healing grace to one another in a caring, effective, and thorough manner.
All the video teaching sessions for the "How Healed Do You Want to Be?" class can be found on the playlist of the same name at Bill's Youtube channel -- Bill Faris MPC.
Forgiveness is a decision. Reconciliation is the process of rebuilding trust that may follow. In this video, Bill helps couples to effectively apply forgiveness and reconciliation to their lives and their relationship.
Bill speaks the realities of anxiety, depression, and burnout. His message is one of hope as he points to the active, energizing, life-giving power of God's amazing grace and the wisdom of taking a "whole person approach" to dealing with these maladies. You'll be encouraged!
The Holy Spirit brings healing and hope to our lives. We see this in the ministry of Jesus and in His continuing ministry in our lives. Specifically, Bill helps us to better understand the Holy Spirit's work of restoration and deliverance from oppression as described in the Mission Statement of Jesus
God is a Master Artisan who invites us to bring our brokenness to Him not only for repair, but to tell a story of amazing grace. Bill's most-watched video draws from the Japanese art of Kintsugi to illustrate the hope of the Gospel and inspire us to see our own cracks and flaws as opportunities rather than shame points.
The Holy Spirit is speaking to us in ways that are both timeless (the inspired words of Scripture) and timely (everyday ways and means). Becoming better acquainted with the different ways God speaks will enhance our ability to be guided, inspired, and empowered for His service, as well as personally strengthened.
What is the first thing we must do when entering a time of transition? What are the three phases of Transition? What is the difference between transition and change? In this Gracelets podcast video, Bill walks you through the three phases common to all transitions and helps you better understand how to navigate your transitions effectively.
In this follow up to his first talk on Transitions, Bill takes us further into the three phases of transition and helps us understand the challenges and opportunities each phase provides.
Bill shares the inspirations that led him to design special get away weekends for him and his three sons at key times in their lives: age 13, age 18, and before marrying. He describes the elements of these father-son weekends and encourages dads to do their own. "If you do ANYTHING, your sons will be ahead of their peers",
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