About Freedom Trainings
Welcome to Freedom Trainings! We are a community of East Texans that are committed to helping others find freedom in Jesus Christ. We enjoy helping people cut through the clutter of Christianity in order to discover the power and simplicity of trusting God and loving others.
We offer weekend God Encounters for men, women, and marriages. These experiential trainings are highly relational and are focused on the issues of the heart. Our simple goal is to help people connect intimately with God and others. This always leads to life-giving transformation.
Our trainings work closely with various local churches and pastors. We believe passionately in the local church. It is our strong desire that the changed lives from our weekend trainings will empower the relationships in these local fellowships.
We find great joy in training others in this great work of making disciples relationally, one person at a time. If there is any way we can serve you, your small group, or your church, please let us know. If you would like to participate in one of our upcoming trainings, we would be excited to have you. Thanks!
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
7-10 Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,
My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.
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I came here broken, empty, scared, a slave to my sin and insecurities. But now I am a proud free man, a loved child of God. I can smile and say I am proud of who I am, along with my flaws and weaknesses. It is hard, and it sucked at times, but it’s worth it to really understand yourself and what freedom is. So be a man and be proud of you. Freedom!
I walked in here on Friday a man trapped in my self-imposed prison. My sins and the lies I’d believed had me isolated and fearful of reaching out, being honest, and coming clean. Over the weekend I have found that I am valuable and that I can rest in the man that God created me to be, and is continuing to make perfect in his image. I found freedom in numbers…in brothers.
37, Marketing/Web Developer
I walked into boot camp paralyzed by my pride and selfishness. My relationships with my wife and God were strained and existing with only minimal intimacy. Through the process of boot camp God revealed my weakness, masks, and idols. Because of this I have been set free to move. I am now free to love my wife and my God and find restoration in my relationships.
The East Texas Brotherhood saved my life. In 2011 my wife told me that our marriage was officially over. I was slam dunked into pain that I never knew existed. My boot camp brothers ran to my rescue. Every day, for many months they bombarded me with phone calls, texts, and pure love. They sat with me for hours on end and listened to my confusion, pain, rage, and sadness. They didn’t flinch when I gave up on my call with God. They invited me to sleep over at their house when loneliness was overwhelming. Whenever the enemy told me that I was pathetic wimp of a man, a brother would call and tell me how powerful I really am. Without the affirmation of my brothers, today I would be a drunken agnostic. Through the most horrific season of my life, I was not alone!
I was a born again Christian and slipping constantly into sexual immorality, drugs, anger, pride, and living in a false recognition of who I was. I left my family behind years before and didn’t have a relationship with them. In boot camp I came to understand what a relationship with God looks like and experience His mercy and grace. I am a new man and Jesus has become more than a word. Since BC, I’ve been given strength to fight my battles and gained brothers. It’s been a long humbling road and each boot camp that I participate in I’m blown away with a new understanding. My relationship with my dad and family is restored. I’ve been changed, and I continue seeking the heart of God.
Age 23, Whitehouse, TX