School of Strategic Living is a two-year course that involves both an annual conference component (GoLife Intensive) as well as an online curriculum and mentoring component.
The Intensive One to two Intensives are held domestically per year in the United States (international affiliates host their own Intensives in their respective countries). The event is open to all, but is a pre-requisite requirement for those enrolling in GoLife100 (the first year of the GoLife course). The goal of the Intensive is to inspire and envision attendees, and to lay a foundation that will help prepare them for the curriculum and mentoring component that will follow throughout the year.
Online Curriculum Following the Intensive, students work through the online curriculum according to the annual schedule (full curriculum details below). Students participating in the course are required to work with a facilitator with whom they will meet on a regular basis either in person or with their long distance small group. Facilitators are alumni, trained and screened by GoStrategic and are assigned at the beginning of the course.
Mentor-Based The Mentor-based model is critical to the success of the course. Our desire to see students work with a facilitator is based in our conviction that genuine transformation in a person’s life takes place in the context of spiritual relationships with other men and women. The role of the facilitator is to encourage and challenge the students as they work through the material. Facilitators are all graduates of the course themselves and have also completed a special training school specifically designed for our Facilitators.
Relationally-Grounded We are committed to community and firmly believe that God builds relationally by joining the hearts of men and women. Students will go through the course with a small group of students and their facilitator either locally or via long distance (web/conference calls). Group meeting times/schedule are determined by each group consensus factoring in individual schedules. In addition, we have a growing alumni who continue to build with us and serve the vision of the course.
- GoLife100 Christian Worldview
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The first year curriculum focuses primarily on helping the student to build a complete framework, based on biblical assumptions, through which to interpret life. Course curriculum includes the audio series Living Life God’s Way, 24 exclusive GoLife curriculum teachings, 3 books (Winning the Battle for the Minds of Men by Dennis Peacocke, Simply Christian by NT Wright, and Discipling Nations by Darrow L. Miller), and the GoLife100 course notebook. Topics/Themes covered in the first year(GoLife100) include:
Life As Discovery: 4 teachings which examine God’s plan for effective and fruitful growth in the life of a believer.
Why Study Christian Worldview: 4 teachings examining the importance of building a Christian Worldview and the foundational steps that are needed to begin this process.
Introduction to Worldview & Philosophy: 4 teachings addressing the basic components of any consistent worldview and a historical overview of the philosophical ideas that have shaped the prevailing worldview of our culture.
The Root Presuppositions of the Christian Faith: 5 teachings designed to equip the listener with the incredibly powerful tool of presuppositional thinking.
Becoming a Prophetic Voice to Your Culture: 6 teachings focusing on the six essential truths that must be built into our Christian worldview in order that we would be a prophetic voice to our culture as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.
- GoLife200 Strategic Living
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The second year curriculum is designed to help students develop a strategic lifestyle so they can begin to walk out the vision articulated by the Christian Worldview. Students will learn how to build the patterns of discipline in their lives necessary for successful Christian living and leadership. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills of problem solving, strategic thinking, time management, and servant leadership. Course curriculum includes 23 exclusive GoLife curriculum teachings, 4 books (On the Destiny of Nations by Dennis Peacocke, Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, and Devotional Classics), and the GoLife200 course notebook.Topics/Themes covered in the second year (GoLife200) include:
Embracing God’s Sovereignty: 6 teachings designed to lay a foundation for strategic living by challenging the listener to examine the plans God has for their life and the components He has provided to bring those purposes to pass.
Embracing Community: 6 teachings designed to impart vision for our relational connections, understanding the purpose of the ecclesia, and offer insight into effectively engaging others through our ministry calling.
Strategic Lifestyle: 5 teachings designed to equip the listener with the vision, principles, and practical insight necessary for developing a strategic lifestyle and embracing the timing and working of God in their life.
Problems as Opportunities: 3 teachings designed to provide the principles and practical tools to become effective as a problem solver.
Engaging the World: 3 teachings designed to give practical insight into the nature of leadership and provide vision for Kingdom leaders in the earth.