The Center for Bold Action is committed to equiping men and women to enhance the lives of all people. We do this as a response to God's call and we do all that we do by the instruction of His word, the Bible, and by the empowerment of His Spirit. Our primary emphasis has been on equipping men and women to visit the lonely residents of long-term care facilities. Because relatively few men are engaged in any act of Christian service, Rich has begun developing the course, "Work: Curse or Blessing?" We hope this will be an antidote to apathy. It is being revised after an encouaging first trial. Dr. Paul Mathenia, a pastor in Louisville, KY, is helping with the revision.
Diana Walters enjoys training men and women how to connect meaningfully with dementia patients. Participants enjoy it too because they leave with skills and materials that will bless people right away. Typically she provides $65.00 of materials to each participant and charges the sponsoring organization only $30.00 per person plus travel expense. The workshop is uncommon in that: 1. It provides materials for immediate successful visitation, including a 28-page manual used during training and the help-packed book, Touching Grace;
2. It prepares attenders to go beyond a social visit to make a ministry visit. This goes beyond conversation about what the resident is not part of any more (their outer/past world) to strengthening their relationship with God (their inner/future world).
3. It builds both competence and confidence in the visitor so she or he can increase competence and confidence in the resident.
Among the places where she has presented training are:
Eastside Baptist Church, Mountain Home, AR
Brentwood Baptist Church (Brentwood campus), TN (twice)
Brentwood Baptist Church (Spring Hill campus), TN
Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA
Waypoint Church, Clarkston, MI
Falling Water Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga
Bethel University, McKenzie, TN
GREAT COURSE COMING SOON
This course, Work: Curse or Blessing?, is for men who are ready to be part of God's Transformation Team. It examines why work is a necessity, a curse, a temptation, and a blessing. Then it guides a man into personal application so that he is sure that God is pleased with how he is using his resource of time.
The venture into God's Word and open discussion with like-minded men takes discipline, but becomes an adventure that transforms a man, enlivens his relationships, and builds God's kingdom.
It is not for those who prefer safety over daring, security over worthy risk, or comfort over following Christ wherever He may lead. It is for those who are ready to live up to the name they claim--Christian, Follower of Christ.
This course will be available in late summer.
THE SAVVYQUICK COURSES
These original courses are online and each addresses a topic that can improve the quality of life. They are about an hour long, with activities to help you use new method to make life better. As of 2-22-19 we have received 30,019 enrollments from around the world. Two are free; two are nominally priced. Click the blue URL below course title for more information.
Perfectionism is a cage that takes away freedom; it is a load of stones on the back that shrinks results. A perfectionist is critical of everyone. Nothing is ever good enough, especially one’s own performance. When perfectionists win, it is like a loss anyway. “I could have done better,” they tell themselves.
It's a painful way to live, or to live close to. It doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Walters, experienced therapist and author of The Perfectionism Trap and How to Escape, explains how to trade the pain of perfectionism for the joys of excellence.
This course helps you change what you need to change--to swap the agony of over-reach for the joy of success. The course has video mini-lectures (knowledge) and activities to improve your life(to help you use the knowledge). Along with the video coaching, you will invest some time to think, plan, and get great payback . Struggle no more; enroll now.
Angry people can be scary. Sometimes we have to deal with them and their anger anyway. This course shows you how to turn an angry person into a calm person. In just one hour it shows you what not to do and how to relate effectively, even when people are on "red alert" behavior. The video and audio examples have written summaries. Mini-posters can be downloaded to remind you about key points that help you change habits quickly. Take the course and never fear ranting again!
This course prepares you to do something good for yourself—to step up and confidently seek a bigger paycheck. The course combines video mini-lectures (you gain knowledge) with activities (to help you use that new knowledge) to improve your own circumstances. Along with the video coaching, you will want to invest half an hour several times thinking, planning, and rehearsing your “ask.” The potential payback is great; it is worth doing well.
Say No, Stay Friends
Saying "no" can be difficult. Many people say "yes" when they don't want to; they give in when they do not want to. This always causes remorse and frustration later and is more emotionally painful than saying "no" would have been.
The style of saying "no" is very important. It is possible to say "no" and walk away with satisfaction and good feelings about yourself and with greater confidence because you did the right thing for yourself. And, you can say "no" in a way that causes the person whose request was declined to understand why you said know. This will make it easier for you the next time.
The course teaches the best six ways to say "no" without disrupting the relationship with the person who asks. It includes an inventory for self-assessment.