If this program--Life Transforming Habits in Christ--were taught and practiced in all the churches:
Churches and families would be living the Sermon on the Mount in a way visible to the community (light and salt!!) and we couldn't contain all the people who would want to know about this God who can change lives, relationships and enable us to master our emotions for his kingdom.
If I had the power to put the millions of dollars of our peacemaking funds in places where they would make a lasting difference, I would put them in this program. Those who learn this program see the Fruit of the Spirit in all relationships - peace personified!
Many issues that keep clergy hopping and eternally anxious would diminish and the life within the local congregations would also become less anxious, our church meetings exhibit some joy and laughter and our marriages would stabilize and start to thrive.
The Committee on Ministry (COM) of all the Presbyteries could meet twice a year and almost go out of business in that the pastors, leaders and churches would be so spiritually and emotionally healthy.
Reverend Kathy Goodrich, Executive Presbytery, Yellowstone Presbytery (Montana).