Renovated eCourse – God, Dallas Willard, and the Church That Transforms

Unearth the elusive keys to transformation with the RENOVATED eCourse. Dr. Jim Wilder delves into the groundbreaking principles from his book, “Renovated: God, Dallas Willard & the Church That Transforms,” offering profound insights. This course explores how our character is molded not just by beliefs and choices but by our affections. Discover the historical influences on modern theology, the biblical basis for attachment-driven spiritual growth, distinctions between natural and spiritual maturity, and valuable brain science insights. Moreover, learn 12 practices for nurturing healthy attachment with God and others, paving the way for profound transformation.

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Discover the missing keys to Transformation

Christianity has tended to focus on right beliefs and good choices as the key to spiritual growth. In the book, Renovated: God, Dallas Willard & the Church That Transforms, Dr. Jim Wilder explores the biblical and neuroscientific evidence that our character is shaped more by whom we love than what we believe.

Now you can hear Dr. Jim Wilder take this teaching further.
Rather than simply summarizing the contents of the book, in the RENOVATED eCourse, Wilder unpacks the context of the core principles of Renovated, as well as offer numerous ways to apply them to your life and community.

In this eCourse you will learn:

  • The historical undercurrents that shaped our modern theology and practices
  • Biblical and historical evidence that support an attachment approach to spiritual growth
  • The difference between natural and spiritual maturity, and how to foster both
  • Key insights from modern brain science to help you in your journey of transformation
  • 12 practices for cultivating healthy attachment with God and others


1. History of Attachment Love and Theology

2. History of the Will & Choice in Theology

3. Neuroscience & Attachment Address the Nature of Humans

4. Maturity – Natural and Spiritual

5. Vision, Intention & Means

6. VIM - Means

7. Witnesses making Disciples – Revisiting the Great Commission

8. Practicing the 12 Attachment Practices in Community


Founder Life Model Works

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 Works, 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.

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