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Becoming What God Intended


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For over 40 years our seminars, books, CDs, DVDs, and online Bible studies, based on the life work of Dr. David Eckman, have helped tens of thousands of believers around the world experience the healthy spiritual, emotional, and relational life that God intends for you.

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How We See, Is How We Live.™


This presentation is an excerpt from the Head to Heart course.
© 2017 by Dr. David Eckman

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How We See, Is How We Live.™


This presentation is an excerpt from the Head to Heart course.
© 2017 by Dr. David Eckman

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

DR. DAVID ECKMAN PRESENTING AT THE BASS CONVENTION 2019.
For more information on the Head to Heart course, visit the Head to Heart section.

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Testimonials


What people are saying about Dr. David Eckman and his previous books that are included in Head to Heart.

Testimonials


What people are saying about Dr. David Eckman and his previous books that are included in Head to Heart.

What people are saying about Dr. Eckman. . .

“Isolates the issues people have and gives solutions in a way that’s fresh and pro-foundly biblical.”—Josh McDowell, author of over 150 books

“God has given David powerful insights to help people discover who they are in Christ and show them what a huge difference this truth can make in everyday life.”—Chip Ingram, President, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries; author of The Invisible War

“This material has a well deserved reputation for being used by God to bring positive change through the creative application of the Word of God. It has been created by a man, David Eckman, who is not only a committed student of the Word of God, but one who has lived out the principles he presents in the difficult fabric of life and demonstrated the truth of them.”-Dr. Earl Radmacher, Distinguished Professor of Theology & President Emeritus of Western Seminary

“How many Christians really know that their heavenly Father likes them and has a passionate delight in them? That His love is not based on how well they perform? That if they are struggling with addictions, God is not there to punish them but to bless them?” “The beautiful, inspiring message woven throughout Sex, Food, and God is that God is not distant, but close—and wants to be our heavenly Father, even our ‘Daddy.’ ”—Bob and Geri Boyd, Issues in Education

“David Eckman is a man you can trust…His teaching resonates with God’s wisdom and compassion.”—Stu Weber, author of Tender Warrior & Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart

“I can personally testify that Head to Heart is a powerful discipleship process that can bring spiritual, emotional and relational health. You will also develop some deep friendships along the journey. I recommend every leader and member of our church to participate in this spiritual growth opportunity.”-Steve Quen, Senior Pastor, Bay Area Chinese Bible Church

Head to Heart is having a great impact on our church leadership and even on my preaching.  Almost daily we are using the truths we are learning in counseling and even casual conversation with others.  It has become so clear that there can be such difference between what people say they believe and what they really believe in their heart.  I have a better understanding of what questions to ask and how to help people uncover deeper issues that are keeping them from being fruitful in their walk with Christ.
I don’t know how many times our staff has said, “That person needs Head to Heart!”  What I love most about the material is that there is no mixing with worldly psychology methods.  Dr. Eckman has highlighted and greatly emphasized the eternal truths about the love of God the Father, the sufficiency of the Son’s sacrifice, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Helping people replace lies with these truths is both powerful and life changing.  I have to admit that this is the first discipleship material I have found that has clearly emphasized the connection between truth and emotion.  In an emotionally driven culture, I am now much more able to minister to people in a way that fosters both spiritual and emotional healing. -Steve Feden, Sr. Pastor, Calvary Chapel Fluvanna, VA

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David Eckman's teachings have changed my life more than that of any other ministers'. Great, insightful man of God. Thanks for your work in the Kingdom!

Eddie L.

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"My spiritual life (my daughter's, too) has been transformed since I heard your sharing. I have been reading your books Knowing the Heart of the Father and Becoming What God Intended."

Head-to-Heart


Experiencing the Father's Affection. 

A SMALL GROUP DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM

Head-to-Heart


Experiencing the Father's Affection. 

A SMALL GROUP DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM

A small group discipleship program

 

Key Elements of Head-to-Heart...

Surely you heard of [Christ] and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught with regard to your former way of life to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:21-24, NIV)

Head-to-Heart helps you take off your old self and put on your new self by a process that helps to get God’s truth from your head to where it needs to go, to the inner parts of your heart. Rather than focus solely on “learning,” this class provides a discipleship process that helps to put truth in your heart. The process has three key elements: 1) focused biblical teaching, 2) identifying our “false instinctive beliefs,” and 3) a design of teaching and small groups that help us to integrate God’s truth.

Focused Biblical Teaching

A problem for many Christians is that they are so inundated with information that it is overwhelming, and God’s truths are not organized in their minds in a way that focuses the heart on what is truly important. In this class we address this problem through the “hierarchy of the heart” that explores the biblical pattern for integrating the truth so that it grows within. The truths that need to be carefully practiced are placed front and center in a prioritized order. The goal is to have the most important information truly absorbed at an instinctual level. The hierarchy begins by focusing on God the Father, his nature and character, and then proceeds to what he has done for us. (For a thorough discussion of the Hierarchy of the Heart, see Knowing the Heart of the Father, p. 145-233.)

Identifying Our False Instinctive Beliefs

One of the fundamental obstacles to integrating God’s truth at a heart level is that we still have, even as believers, false instinctive beliefs operating in our lives. We acquired these false instinctive beliefs from our fallen world, our culture, and our families. Most of them were already well-entrenched by the time we became adults, and we likely are unaware of some of these false beliefs because they are so “normal” to us. These beliefs operate at a deep and powerful level, because strong emotions are attached to them. Under stress we are especially likely to act according to these instinctive beliefs.

These false instinctive beliefs wage a powerful underground guerilla war against successfully integrating God’s truth. Therefore, a key part of the Head-to-Heart process is to help each individual uncover the false instinctive beliefs that are still operating in their lives. Here are some of the common false beliefs that affect us at the deep level of our identity:

• I must meet certain standards to feel good about myself

• I must be accepted (approved) by others to accept myself

• Those who fail are unworthy of love and acceptance

• I am what I am, so I cannot change

• I am my physical appearance

• Who I am is a result of choices by others

• I am what I have done, or my performance defines me

A powerful approach for identifying our false beliefs is to understand that our emotions and behavior can be traced back to our actual beliefs (these are usually, for believers, a mixture of God’s truth and false instinctive beliefs).

In order for God’s truths to become our own instinctive beliefs, we need to feel and experience these truths at a heart level. Although we are not usually taught the importance of our imagination for spiritual growth, it is God’s intent that we use our imagination to help us see the world the way he does. Integrating God’s truth into our hearts requires that we use our imagination to picture ourselves in the truths of the Bible. Accordingly the teaching in Head-to-Heart includes a variety of illustrations and exercises to help us picture God’s truth.

In addition, God has designed us so that we need healthy connection with other people to grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. When we process deeply with others in a safe environment, we discover more about ourselves, God, and our relationships. The very act of speaking out loud the truth we are discovering helps us to plant it more deeply within. Thus Head-to-Heart seeks to create a safe small group environment where we help each other explore how the teaching applies to our lives. We ask each participant to commit to a set of Group Expectations that are designed to create a safe environment where we can be honest and open about what we really think, feel, and experience in our lives. Each gender-specific small group has two co-facilitators, and the facilitators’ main role is to model and help the group practice these Expectations.

EXCERPT FROM Head-to-Heart:  Experiencing the Father's Affection, by David Eckman, Ph.D. © 2017

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Dr. Eckman is the founder of Becoming What God Intended Ministries.

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Gayle is the Executive Director of Becoming What God Intended Ministries. She left her 19-year career with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the worlds largest Bioscience company, to work with BWGI Ministries full time in January of 2017. 

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Dr. Eckman said,  “Mary is a delightful sister and a central leader in the BWGI organization.”

Dr. Eckman said, “Mary is a delightful sister and a central leader in the BWGI organization.”

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