AM Pre-Conference Workshops

Promoting Forgiveness: In Preaching, Counseling, and Personal Lives

April 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Ev Worthington, Ph.D.

Biblical forgiveness involves deciding to forgive and experiencing peace. Forgiveness is different from reconciliation, which involves both parties. REACH Forgiveness is an evidence-based way of promoting forgiveness through reading, groups, workbooks, and preaching. It is supported by Scripture and over 24 published studies with both Christians non- Christians. This presentation will demonstrate how to coach biblical forgiveness and how scientific studies can greatly enrich understanding.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
1. Define two types of forgiveness and differentiate them from reconciliation
2. Use five steps to REACH Forgiveness to help oneself and others forgive
3. Employ sermon suggestions to construct a biblically-based, psychology-informed sermon on forgiveness