Join us in Hong Kong October 29-November 6!
In partnership with Grace Biblical Seminary, we will be offering two seminary courses:
BC102- Theology of Romans
BC103- Integrating Trinitarian Spirituality aka Head to Heart.
View details below.

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Theology of Romans Course:
Location: Saddleback Church
500 Tung Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Dates: Various dates from 10/28-11/6 from 7-10pm.
(10/28-10/30, 11/1-11/2, 11/4-11/6)
Presented by: David Eckman, Ph.D. & Wendy Choy, M.A. Theology

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BC103 Integrating Trinitarian Spirituality aka Head to Heart Course:
Location: Saddleback Church
500 Tung Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Dates: Various dates from 10/28-11/5 from 7-10pm.
(10/28-10/31, 11/1-11/2, 11/4-11/5)
BWGI Lecturers: Pastor Steve Feden, Grace H., Ph.D.

Can you say “Yes!” to these three critical questions?
1) Are you experiencing your union with Christ in relationship to the Father?
2) Are you experiencing the Father’s affection and responding with delight?
3) Are you sensing the fruit of the Spirit in your life as you relate to the Father through Christ?
The point of Christianity is not knowing information about God, but having a relationship with God. Learn how to integrate His truth from the head to the heart so that you can have these three life-changing experiences.
Learn how to integrate critical biblical truth (Trinitarian Spirituality) into your instincts and emotions and as a result, into your family life and relationships. First we will explore how the Fall, culture, and family background has influenced your perspectives, emotions, and instincts. As you learn what those effects are, you will begin to understand and experience how to transition from that background into an emotionally healthy participation in God’s new family, the Body of Christ.

To register: Email office.hkgbs@gmail.com or call 23368400 to register. For more information visit www.gbs.org.hk.
Fees: Certificate: HK Conservative Baptist Member $600 HKD. Non-member $750HKD, Degree: HK Conservative Baptist Member member $960HKD. Non-member $1200HKD.


PAST EVENTS


ANNUAL HEAD TO HEART FACILITATOR TRAINING
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

August 10-11, 2019
Saturday: 9-5pm (Lunch 12-1)
Sunday: 4-9pm (Dinner 6-7)

Blessed Life Church
3730 148th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Those interested in a survey of the Head to Heart Course. Those interested in joining a Head to Heart course. Those interested in leading a group as a facilitator. *Facilitators must attend training prior to starting a group. Those interested in learning an effective and comprehensive discipleship tool as a ministry.
August 10:
•Survey the 6 modules that comprises the Head to Heart course
•Have a deeper understanding of Belief Cycle/False Pictures
•Understand the summary and focus for each session
August 11:
•Become a skilled and confident Head to Heart Facilitator
•Be able to set group norms and expectations
•Gain a broader understanding of the Belief Cycle/False Pictures & Life Map Exercises
•You will receive a Head to Heart Start Up Manual with details not found in the Head to Heart workbook.


HEAD TO HEART START UP TRAINING JUNE 22-23RD

We have the privilege of having Jijian, our special guest, dear friend and professional translator, to do simultaneous translation in Mandarin Chinese throughout the training. 

JUNE 22-23, 2019


Valley Community Church
Seminar Room
4455  Del Valle Parkway
Pleasanton, CA

June 22: 9:30-5:00pm
June 23: 1:00-5:00pm


REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO OBTAIN TRAINING MATERIAL

HEAD TO HEART START UP TRAINING


APRIL 27, 2019

HEAD TO HEART OVERVIEW

Valley Community Church
4455  Del Valle Parkway Pleasanton, CA
Saturday, April 27th from 9:30am-5pm.

COST:  FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Lunch for $8 (TOGOS) optional

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? People interested in learning more about Head to Heart. You will watch live teaching of the most powerful sessions in Head to Heart to get a sense of the program. You will learn how to start a group and what the next steps are.

MARCH 18-23, 24, 2019

INTEGRATING TRINITARIAN SPIRITUALITY (HEAD TO HEART) (3 credit hours)

Day Session
March 18-23
2:00-5:30 PM

Evening Session :
March 18-23
6:45-10:15 PM
(Contents are the same for both Sessions. Followed by a weekly meeting for 22 weeks for 2 hours)

Conservative Baptist Yan Yu Church
20/F Sunbeam Commercial Bldg., 469-471 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Email Address: office.hkgbs@gmail.com

This is a 3-credit course at our new BWGI Institute at Grace Biblical Seminary in Hong Kong organized by: Grace Biblical Seminary & co-organized by Yan Fook Bible Institute.

Can you say “Yes!” to these three critical questions?
1)   Are you experiencing your union with Christ in relationship to the Father?
2)   Are you experiencing the Father’s affection and responding with delight?
3)   Are you sensing the fruit of the Spirit in your life as you relate to the Father through Christ?
The point of Christianity is not knowing information about God, but having a relationship with God. Learn how to integrate His truth from the head to the heart so that you can have these three life-changing experiences.
Learn how to integrate critical biblical truth (Trinitarian Spirituality) into your instincts and emotions and as a result, into your family life and relationships. First we will explore how the Fall, culture, and family background has influenced your perspectives, emotions, and instincts. As you learn what those effects are, you will begin to understand and experience how to transition from that background into an emotionally healthy participation in God’s new family, the Body of Christ.

TO REGISTER CLICK ON THE FLIER BELOW, FILL OUT THE FORM AND EMAIL BACK TO office.hkgbs@gmail.com.

March 25-26, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  People interested in leading (Group Leader) a group through the Head to Heart program. Those interested in Facilitating the gender specific small group. Those interested in a survey of the Head to Heart program. 

  • The summary and focus for each session

  • Purpose of False Pictures & Life Map Exercises & ways to encourage participants

  • What the role and goal of a Group Leader is

  • How to coordinate a facilitator meeting

  • How to coordinate the group meeting

  • Setting group norms & expectations

“HEAD TO HEART” GROUP LEADER & FACILITATOR TRAINING

No Prerequisites
March 24-26 (Sunday – Tuesday)
Sunday 2:00-5:00 PM, 6:30-9:30 PM Monday 7:00-10:00 PM Tuesday 7:00- 10:00 PM
Conservative Baptist Yan Yu Church
20/F Sunbeam Commercial Bldg.,
469-471 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

Fee: HK$500

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

JANUARY 26-27, 2019

HEAD TO HEART TRAINING

Logos Baptist Church
1347 Richardson Ave
Los Altos, California 94024

  • January 26, 9-5pm.
    January 27, 1-5pm

COST: $85, Couples $135.
Lunch Included

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  People interested training (Trainer) or leading (Group Leader) a group of people through the Head to Heart program. Those interested in Facilitating the gender specific small group. Those interested in a survey of the Head to Heart program. 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
DEADLINE JANUARY 24.

SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018

HEAD TO HEART TRAINING

Bay Area Chinese Bible Church
1801 N Loop Rd
Alameda, CA 94502

  • September 28, 9-5pm

  • September 29, 9-5pm

  • September 30, 1-5pm

COST:  $175, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
-Head to Heart Workbook ($75)
-Lunch, Snacks

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  People interested in taking a group of people through the Head to Heart Discipleship Intensive or those interested in going through a survey of the Head to Heart program. 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? 

  • Live teaching of all 22 sessions

  • The summary and focus for each session

  • Purpose of False Pictures & Life Map Exercises & ways to encourage participants

  • What the role and goal of a Group Leader is

  • How to coordinate a facilitator meeting

  • How to coordinate the group meeting

  • Setting group norms & expectations


AUGUST 25, 2018

Calvary Chapel Fluvanna
2772 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Palmyra, VA 22963

Cost: 
$10 for those who pre-register online
$15 at the door on the day of the event
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

VARIOUS HEAD TO HEART SEMINARS: 
- “Adam’s Eyes”
-Dealing with our Family BackgrounD
-Managing Our Emotions
-Dealing with Addiction
-Changing Ineffective Communication Patterns


JUNE 28, 2018

HEAD TO HEART SEMINAR:  SESSION 19 SIN & FORGIVENESS

Logos Baptist Church 1347 Richardson Avenue Los Altos, CA

June 28 @ 7:30-9pm

Cost:  FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We will explore three false beliefs that a person can "buy into" when they are spiraling into sin.  When we fail to resolve past hurts by forgiving people who have wrongly hurt us, it causes us serious spiritual and psychological problems.  True forgiveness has a deeply profound effect upon the forgiver, turning an internal atmosphere of anger and resentment to one of peace and joy.  


JUNE 21, 2018

HEAD TO HEART SEMINAR:  SESSION 20: INEFFECTIVE & HEALTHY COMMUNICATION

Logos Baptist Church 1347 Richardson Avenue Los Altos, CA

June 21 @ 7:30-9pm

Cost:  FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Four negative ineffective communication patterns appear again and again, in our lives and in Genesis 3: blaming, placating, rationalizing, and distracting. Each of these patterns is a response to powerful emotions within, and under stress and during conflict we are especially likely to resort to one of these patterns. Healthy communication includes getting below the surface, to be able to describe what is going on inside of oneself and to learn to listen sympathetically to the other person. We describe two techniques to help improve communication: weather reports and weather radar reporting. 


June 9, 2018

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  People interested in facilitating a small, gender-specific group. (This is different from a Group Leader who would oversee the entire 22-week process)  

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:  

  • What the role and goal of a facilitator.

  • What to do and what not to do as a facilitator.

  • How to deal with difficult or challenging situations

  • How to model behaviors & share your life map

  • How to prepare for your meeting

  • How to create a safe environment

HEAD TO HEART FACILITATOR TRAINING

Valley Community Church

4455  Del Valle Parkway Pleasanton, CA

June 9 @ 9-12pm

COST:  FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED


MAY 24, 2018

 

 

HEAD TO HEART SEMINAR:  SESSION 16 PAIN & OUR RESPONSES TO IT

Logos Baptist Church 1347 Richardson Avenue Los Altos, CA

MAY 24 @ 7:30-9pm

Cost:  FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The ability to feel pain was originally a blessing, and God still uses pain to signal to us that we need to address issues in our lives and relationships.  However, we often take good gifts of God and misuse them as coping mechanisms, which may develop into addictions, that help to bury the pain and find some pleasure. 

MAY 17, 2018

HEAD TO HEART SEMINAR:  SESSION 14 EMOTIONS

Logos Baptist Church 1347 Richardson Avenue Los Altos, CA

MAY 17@ 7:30-9pm

Cost:  FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The point of Christianity is not knowing information about God, but a relationship with God and an integration of his truth so that we have the emotions of God.  At the root of our emotions are our instinctive beliefs, our real operating belief system.  So our negative emotions provide indicators of the false instinctive beliefs that we are still holding on to.


APRIL 5, 2018

HEAD TO HEART SEMINAR: SPIRITUAL DNA & THE FALL 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30 - 9:00pm

LORD'S GRACE CHRISTIAN CHURCH  

1101 San Antonio Rd.               

 Mountain View, CA 94043

Our family of origin is a powerful force in shaping our instinctive beliefs. We will focus on the unhealthy aspects of families, especially the dysfunctions that arise from long­term stress, because they play such an important role in forming our false beliefs. Our goal is to understand the normal external and internal responses of a child who grows up experiencing such stresses.   HEAD TO HEART 2017 © DAVID ECKMAN, Ph.D.


MARCH 29, 2018

 

 

 

HEAD TO HEART SEMINAR: SPIRITUAL DNA & THE FALL 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:30-9:00pm

LORD'S GRACE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

1101 San Antonio Rd.  Mountain View, CA 94043

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 picture ourselves in the truths of Scripture. We will begin the process of identifying our false instinctive beliefs by looking at the impact of the Fall. Adam and Eve's rebellion against God created mutations within humanity's "spiritual DNA," with the foundational mutation being that we doubt God. 

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT:


March 31, 2018

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE FORMATION EVENT FEATURING DR. ECKMAN PRESENTING FALSE INSTINCTS & THE HEAD TO HEART PROGRAM

Saturday, March 31, 9:30am – 1:00pm

CROSSPOINT CHURCH                      658 Gibraltar Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035

Click here for more information:

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No registration required


APRIL 23-29, 2018

 

Head to Heart Training from 4/23/18-4/27/18 from 9:30am-12:30 and 2-5:30pm.  地點:宣道會北角堂真理樓地下禮堂(炮台山地鐵站B出口往城市花園第六座地下)North Point Alliance Hong Kong   (Fortress Hill Subway Station Exit B to City Garden, Block 6, G/F)

Please visit to register for this event:


B.A.S.S. March 2-3, 2018

1. Emotional management  (3/2/2018 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Room: Heritage Room)

 2. The Parenting Principle (3/2/2018 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Room: Heritage Room)

3. Why People Argue  3/3/2018 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Room: Heritage Room

4. Head to Heart-How to Have Biblical Truth Become Emotionally Powerful & Instinctive( 3/3/2018 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Room: Heritage Room)

5.  The Danger of False Instincts (3/3/2018 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Room: Heritage Room) 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 from 9-12

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KILLER INSTINCTS:  Forge an alliance with God the Father and kill the Instincts that wage war within.

A Survey of What the New Testament Teaches about False Instincts

We exist in an evangelical culture emphasizing what we know and what we should do. In the New Testament true heart change or repentance is much more than that. It is a profound change of the very instincts of our hearts. We will survey the New Testament to show how important this topic is, and how they are to be changed.

$10 per person.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Valley Community Church 4455 Del Valle Pkwy.  Pleasanton, CA 94566

Questions?  email us webmail@bwgi.org or 925-846-6264


SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 (9:30-4:30)

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Introduction to Head to Heart

9:30 am – 4:30 pm ($5 luncheon)

Hosted by Blessed Life Church (Site of Newport Covenant Church)

12800 SE Coal Creek Parkway, Bellevue, WA 98006

425-829-9055   mail@blessedlifechurch.org


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Dr. David Eckman to speak at CCLUC Singles Retreat: November 10-12, 2017

Chinese Christian Love and Unity Club, CCLUC, is an inter-church nonprofit organization that helps churches to serve the singles community by gathering the best resources in God's kingdom, to provide a wholesome platform for single Christians and seekers to connect.

Christ & Culture: The Bible and Psychology

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, Dr. Eckman had the opportunity to minister at Central Peninsula Church in Foster City to a multi-ethnic and technology savvy congregation on the topic of the Bible and Psychology. You can watch the video of his sermon below.


Liz Here Now, by Todd Connor

Dr. Eckman has known Todd Connor for the past 30 years and has been his pastor and teacher. Todd's story is a remarkable demonstration of the reparenting ability of God the Father in a person's life. The book, Liz Here Now, shows both God's provision in a horrible situation as well as His remarkable ability to bring emotional health.

Based on a 1960’s true story, the book charts the journey of Liz, the black maid hired by Dr. Frank and Jane Connor. It’s where “Mad Men” meets “The Help”.

Dr. Frank Connor was the most prominent physician in town. His wife, Jane bore a striking resemblance to the movie star, Jane Russell. Like “Mad Men”, the Connor’s walked and talked the American Dream.

Like “The Help”, Liz falls in love with the Connor’s three small children. She calls them her own “little white babies”.

Soon, however, Liz discovers the family’s secret. Jane Connor’s psychotic breaks were increasing in frequency and violence. The children were the target. Liz confronts Dr. Connor who refuses to tarnish his reputation with the exposure of child abuse and mental illness.

Liz must journey, alone.

Despite her husband’s warnings that no one would believe a “Poor Black maid over that rich white doctor and his Mizzuz”, Liz navigates past the landmines of money, power, and bigotry to ultimately save her “little white babies”. The narrator is Todd Connor, the youngest child. At Liz’s funeral, he reveals the truth about the Connor children’s passage to safety, culminating in the most comforting words they would ever know; “Liz Here Now”.

Visit Todd Connor's website to find out more and get the book.