In this two-part presentation at Deeper Walk International’s 30th Anniversary Conference, Dr. Jim Wilder shares keys to creating ‘hesed’ community. In Part 1 he traces the history of ICBC (now Deeper Walk International) and his involvement through the years. In Part 2 he shares the 3 keys necessary for character transformation how he’s seen these elements in Deeper Walk, making it what it is today.
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In Part 1, Dr. Wilder takes us on a fun-filled trip down memory lane, sharing of how he came to be involved in ICBC (The International Center for Biblical Counseling) which later became Deeper Walk International.
While telling humorous and insightful stories, Dr. Wilder elucidates principles of how ‘hesed’ communities are formed. [Hesed is the Hebrew word for ‘attachment love’].
In Part 2, Dr. Wilder shares the three key ingredients necessary for character transformation: 1) A shared group identity, 2) Increasing ‘hesed’ (attachment love), and 3) decreasing ‘qasheh’ (self-justification).
Filled with insights from scripture and neuroscience, and illustrated in the legacy and ministry of ICBC/Deeper Walk, this presentation is sure to give you greater insight into God’s means of transforming individuals, churches, and families.
Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE.
He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Work, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.