Three ways to RUN Freedom Session
Freedom Session is a foundational discipleship tool for growing and healthy churches that is proven effective in three distinct settings: the church, the home (small group) and online. We’re here to help you launch and host the one right for you!
Our ministry kits, leadership tools and support team make it easier than you think. Let’s make this happen – together!
Freedom Session was initially designed for a centralized large group teaching experience with gender specific small group breakouts for discussion. In this model, churches appoint a Freedom Session Director who recruits / trains / leads a Facilitator team and emcees the large group meetings. Worship may or may not be incorporated into the large group meeting time.
Facilitators lead the small group breakout portion of the evening. This model is designed for 20 – 200+ participants.
This model allows for pastoral oversight and high quality control. Positive peer encouragement and momentum are enjoyed.
Our Freedom Session COMPLETE Ministry Kit provides all the resources, teaching and Facilitator training required for a meaningful healing-discipleship experience.
The Small Group
Freedom Session has proven very effective when hosted in a small group / home environment, wherever participants are ready to deal with the deeper issues that cause tension and pain in real life and relationship. Honesty, inner reflection and homework are all required.
Freedom Session Small Groups are gender specific, consisting of 3 – 9 participants and a Facilitator to keep the discussion on track. Multiple or mixed gender groups can meet in a larger home, enjoy the teaching together and then separate for gender specific small group discussion.
Some churches run an entire Freedom Session ministry in small groups, up to 40 groups at a time. The Covid-19 pandemic motivated churches to reconsider a decentralized discipleship model and Freedom Session fulfills that need with our Small Group Ministry Kit (and strategy).
The Freedom Session Small Group is also the answer for individuals who live where no active Freedom Session ministry is present. Interested individuals can start their own. Our experienced team members will show you how.
When Covid-19 hit in spring of 2020, an entire generation embraced online community as a new reality.
Churches are now looking for quality content that moves people into meaningful interaction and practical application of biblical truth. Accountability is once again sought after. Freedom Session fits this need perfectly.
More Freedom Session groups were launched during the Covid-19 pandemic than ever before. Online groups now span states, provinces, even countries. Shift workers and those who travel regularly can now participate. Millennials love the flexibility and groups can start at any time.
Churches are starting entire online ministries of multiple groups. Individuals are hosting online Freedom Session groups with their friends. Let us walk you through the mechanics, best practices and resources you will need.
Freedom Session COMPLETE or Small Group Ministry Kits include everything you need to host and implement an effective healing-discipleship ministry in your church, living room or online. Both come with a set of three workbooks. Choose your Ministry Kit now or compare Ministry Kit features.
Right now, purchasing your Ministry Kit is your first step to become familiar with the materials and prepare for your Planning Consultation.
A FREE one hour Planning Consultation (via phone/zoom) with an experienced team member is included with each ministry kit and will help you prepare your launch. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have extended this offer to those who purchase the FS Small Group Ministry Kit.
Let us personally walk you through the Leadership Tools in your ministry kit and the Preparation phase of your launch process.
Learn more and book your planning consultation.
Now it’s time to put your plan in motion. This phase lasts between 14 and 90 days, and addresses the following action points:
- recruitment: training the right leaders
- promotion: inviting the right participants
- resources: ordering the right workbooks
Learn more about Preparation: Key to Success.
It’s time to launch!
The opening Session 01 – Why Am I Here? is specifically designed for those who are already committed to the 20 weeks of FOUNDATIONS and those who are undecided. It’s an interactive and fun event.
Subsequent sessions consists of a ~45 minute large group video teaching, one hour (gender specific) small group discussion and a 1.5 hour homework component.
Learn more about a typical Freedom Session experience.
The honesty, transparency, humility, brokenness of the Freedom Session grads is a true picture of the church. I’m convinced the church would be even more authentic and real if everyone were to experience Freedom Session. We’ve taken our entire staff through it.
I’ve watched Freedom Session transform hundreds of people’s lives with my own eyes making them freer, authentic and leaps and bounds more mature in Jesus. I’ll always remember the first time I met someone who had gone through Freedom Session. As she shared her story with me, I walked away and said the way she came out of that is just radically different than others I’ve seen. This thing is different!
Freedom Session is more than a program. It is designed to facilitate life change in individuals who are searching for a way out of the bondage of sin in many areas. I have spent time with Ken and found his passion in this area to be unequaled. I so appreciate his personal commitment to make this work in the life of the local church. Freedom Session has impacted our entire church and community greatly.
The Freedom Session Complete Ministry Kit includes everything you’ll need to run Freedom Session in your church. In addition to the group teaching videos and workbook set, the comprehensive Leadership Tool Kit offers session-by-session coaching for Freedom Session leaders.
The Freedom Session Complete ministry kit includes:
- 28 teaching videos
- 3-volume set of Foundations and Authentic Living workbooks
- Leadership Tool Kit
- Director briefings
- Small Group facilitator briefings
- Sponsor and promo video files
- Leadership resources