Forgiveness 101: Foundations
Explaining what forgiveness is seems a given for all cross-cultural workers. But it’s not. Whether you have been a Christian for all of your life or only for a few years, too many cross-cultural workers have ideas of forgiveness that are not completely rooted in what God says about forgiveness.
Do any of these sound familiar?
You’ve heard you should forgive and forget.
Growing up you were told, “Tell your brother you’re sorry.” Or “Tell your sister you forgive her.”
You want to share with supporters about your work and they want to know if you see elephants every day.
Your teammate threw a glass at you and your organization said that since it didn’t hit you, you need to forgive your teammate.
If you answered yes to any of them, this workshop is for you!
You know that Christ died for your sins . . . but are you living like you believe that? As you help people grow in their faith, can you adequately teach them about forgiveness? In this workshop Shonna will lay the foundations for this three-part series by addressing:
—Why we need to talk about forgiveness. (Hint: We will look at why forgiveness is complicated and the role culture plays)
—What is Biblical forgiveness?
—The 3 levels of forgiveness. (Do you know the difference between exoneration, forbearance, and release?)
You may have been a Christian for decades and understand forgiveness, but sometimes it’s good to return to the basics. This workshop does just that.
Shonna Ingram bio:
Shonna Ingram has been involved in cross-cultural work since 2007, when she and her family of six headed to Tanzania, East Africa to translate the Bible. Since then she has experienced many of life’s ambiguous transitions and she knew since the beginning of her ministry she wanted to support others in their transitions. She has become a Master Trauma Healing Facilitator and Career Transitions Specialist; this combination has given her a unique approach to working with cross-cultural workers. She is the founder of the Renewed Hope Approach and is the author of Your Path to Renewed Hope workbook series in which she provides practical processing tools to help create a new hope for the next life season.