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June 12-13: SOLD OUT! Spiritual Warfare Tools & Training

Location: Joy Centers International | 7983 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN, 46342

Who is this for:

Limited to 25 participants. Pastors, ministry leaders, and counselors with experience in the area of Spiritual Warfare, as well as our Certified Deeper Walk Prayer Ministers. 

Workshop Leaders:

Dan and Sarah Allison live in Eastern Iowa.  They are the proud parents of 4 amazing sons, 2 incredible daughters-in-law, and 4 fantastic grandchildren!  Dan is the Founding Pastor of Crossroads Church, Peosta. Along with his wife Sarah, he currently teaches Faith Formation classes at Crossroads Church.  They also lead women’s and men’s retreat weekends each fall, utilizing Deeper Walk’s content church-wide.

Dan’s role in the kingdom is “Catalyst” and the Lord has led Dan to catalyze engines that carry the gospel and healing of Jesus to others.  This includes helping plant several churches in Eastern Iowa and starting multiple ministries both inside and outside the church.   Dan currently serves as President of The Oak Grove Inc, a non-profit dedicated to helping people recover from the effects of childhood trauma. In addition to full-time ministry work, Dan has been serving in the Retirement Industry for 32 years.   He is currently a Managing Director at Empower, the nation’s second largest Retirement provider.   He also manages to find time in the woods, at his farm, and on the water, harvesting some of our lands’ most delicious fish and game.

Description:

Did you wake up in a war zone today? If you dared to turn on the news for five minutes, you may be thinking, “Am I awake? Is this real?”  Today, many of us are waking up to the reality that in addition to the battles playing out before our own eyes, there are battles being fought at a much higher level, in an unseen realm, too. We may not see it, but we can feel it. The days feel hard and we often find ourselves without answers.

In the Deeper Walk Prayer Ministry Certification program, we teach the basics of spiritual warfare using the Steps to Freedom in Christ. This course builds on that foundation, utilizing joy-based interaction with Jesus as well as directly confronting and breaking demonic strongholds in a person’s life.

Join us for a two-day workshop to learn advanced skills to implement yourself and to assist other Christians in silencing the voice and work of the enemy in their lives. Here’s the goal: Learn how to facilitate Freedom Prayer that removes significant spiritual barriers so Christians can heal and grow in maturity with Jesus!

This workshop will help remove the stigma, misunderstanding, and weight behind the enemy’s tactics to keep us stuck. Jesus has freedom for you and those in your sphere of influence. Come learn these simple and vital skills to take into everyday life. 

This is an interactive, intense, two-day program designed for pastors, ministry leaders, prayer ministers and Christian counselors who are called by God to help those who are suffering find freedom from demonic strongholds. This training is designed for mature Christians who have a strong walk with God and who feel called to this kind of ministry. This is war. Because of the serious nature of this program, we want to make sure you are fully prepared.

June 13-14: SOLD OUT! Prayer Ministry Graduation & Alumni Reunion

Location: Joy Centers International | 7983 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN, 46342

Who is this for:

Certified Prayer Ministers

Host: Dawn Whitestone

Dawn Whitestone (MA, LMHC) serves as the Director of the Deeper Walk School of Ministry. She is also the Founding Partner & Chief Growth Catalyst at WhiteStone Professionals. Her passion is growing people and organizations into their full potential. Dawn has served as an executive coach, strategic planner, and training designer. Her unique approach to following God’s purposes and plans is captured in the book Strategic Business Prayer and its companion workbook. Dawn’s zest for joyful living is rooted in a strong family, vibrant faith, and familiarity with suffering. Her personal experiences with divorce, grief, and family illness give her a compassion that undergirds her love for life and passion for people. Dawn fills her joy bucket loving her husband, volunteering in her church, and spending time with friends in Lakeland, Florida.

Description:

Join us to celebrate our newest graduates, reconnect with your Cohort, and gather with ALL Deeper Walk Prayer Ministers. Connect in-person with the dear people you’ve been seeing on your screen for so long!

June 14-15: Complex Trauma: What Every People Helper NEEDS to Know

Location: Joy Centers International | 7983 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN, 46342

Who is this for:

Counselors, front line service providers, and caregivers.

Workshop Leader:

Melissa Finger is the founder and executive director of the Trauma Healing Center in Kansas City. In addition, she has worked as a biblical counselor for more than a decade assisting clients both locally and internationally as they heal from complex trauma. Melissa has a masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, has written three books on healing from trauma, and has spoken at dozens of events and workshops across the country. Her heart is to share God’s perspective of trauma and His plan of healing for every individual!

Description:

Complex trauma refers to prolonged, repeated exposure to traumatic events, often occurring in interpersonal relationships or environments. This workshop will delve into the dynamics of complex trauma, exploring its impact on individuals’ mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It will provide participants with invaluable insights and tools to enhance your effectiveness in assisting those affected by complex trauma.

June 21-22: Weekend of Prayer For Our Children

Location: Joy Centers International | 7983 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN, 46342

Who is this for:

Limited to 25 participants. Parents, Grandparents, and anyone with a heart to pray for our children and this next generation of youth to fulfill their purpose.

Workshop Leader:

Dawn Whitestone (MA, LMHC) serves as the Director of the Deeper Walk School of Ministry. She is also the Founding Partner & Chief Growth Catalyst at WhiteStone Professionals. Her passion is growing people and organizations into their full potential. Dawn has served as an executive coach, strategic planner, and training designer. Her unique approach to following God’s purposes and plans is captured in the book Strategic Business Prayer and its companion workbook. Dawn’s zest for joyful living is rooted in a strong family, vibrant faith, and familiarity with suffering. Her personal experiences with divorce, grief, and family illness give her a compassion that undergirds her love for life and passion for people. Dawn fills her joy bucket loving her husband, volunteering in her church, and spending time with friends in Lakeland, Florida.

Description:

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.  (2 Timothy 4:3-4 NIV)

As parents and grandparents, many of us feel like we are living in this scripture. We feel blindsided by what we see in the current young generations, including our own children. And that’s saying a lot for those of us who are children of the 60’s and 70’s!

Whether it is faith “deconstruction,” identity issues, addictions or other concerns, things seem worse than they’ve ever been. Our children are believing lies that seem so obviously false to us. How could the children that we raised fall prey to these false teachings?

If this resonates for you, we would like to invite you to join us for a special weekend of prayer. This will be a time of guided, focused prayer for a specific child for each person who participates. We will start with sound teaching on listening prayer. We will then gather in small groups to listen to one another’s hearts; we will listen to God; and we will pray together for one another’s children. We will close with a time of prayer for the generations.

  • Teaching: Listening Prayer
  • Small Group Prayer for each person gathered
  • Prayer for the Generations

September (Date TBD): Raising Joy-Filled Children

Location: Joy Centers International | 7983 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN, 46342

Who is this for:

Parents, Foster Parents, other Guardians and Caregivers.

Workshop Leader:

Dr. Marcus Warner has served as president of Deeper Walk International since 2006. Marcus earned three degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – M.Div., Th.M. Old Testament, and D.Min. He has written numerous books and spoken for both ministry and corporate groups across the country and around the world. In recent years, Dr. Warner envisioned Joy Centers in low-joy environments, co-authoring four books to realize this dream. The books, including “The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages”, “The 4 Habits of Raising Joy-Filled Kids”, “The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled People”, and “Rare Leadership in the Workplace,” draw on neuroscience research by Dr. Jim Wilder. As a prominent figure on various Moody Radio programs, Dr. Warner has just released his seventh book with Moody Publishers, reinforcing our standing as a trusted authority in the field. Furthermore, a rapidly expanding podcast continues its upward trajectory.

Description:

There’s no question that parenting is hard. Yet raising kids to become happy, confident, and productive adults is doable – not just by super-parents, but by anyone willing to apply some key principles. Marcus Warner has spent years studying human relationships and offers parenting principles derived from the way our brains are hardwired. Joy isn’t some abstract concept, but a neurochemical reality that arises from the choices we make. Participants will learn to make the parenting decisions that bring joy to themselves – the essential first step – and then to those young lives in their hands. When parents get attuned to their child, help them bounce back, correct them with care, and help them build life disciplines, they’ll be on their way to mature adulthood.

October (Date TBD): Rare Leadership

Location: Joy Centers International | 7983 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN, 46342

Who is this for:

Executives, Entrepreneurs, Managers, Nonprofit & Church Leaders

Workshop Leader:

Dr. Marcus Warner has served as president of Deeper Walk International since 2006. Marcus earned three degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – M.Div., Th.M. Old Testament, and D.Min. He has written numerous books and spoken for both ministry and corporate groups across the country and around the world. In recent years, Dr. Warner envisioned Joy Centers in low-joy environments, co-authoring four books to realize this dream. The books, including “The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages”, “The 4 Habits of Raising Joy-Filled Kids”, “The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled People”, and “Rare Leadership in the Workplace,” draw on neuroscience research by Dr. Jim Wilder.

Description:

In the realm of leadership, emotional maturity serves as the cornerstone for fostering healthy teams and achieving remarkable results. Drawing from a blend of theological principles, cutting-edge neuroscience, and extensive counseling and consulting expertise, the Rare Leadership workshop offers a transformative journey to elevate your leadership and empower your team.This course is designed to equip you with practical tools and insights to:

  • Foster emotional maturity within yourself and among team members
  • Embrace the four essential habits of R.A.R.E. leaders
  • Forge a strong sense of collective identity within your team
  • Prioritize maintaining relationships over confronting challenges
  • Boost productivity through fostering trust, joy, and engagement in the workplace

Whether you find yourself struggling with burnout or simply seeking to enhance your leadership skills, prioritizing people and leading from a place of security will unlock newfound freedom and drive tangible results. By cultivating emotional maturity and adopting a proactive leadership approach, you’ll be empowered to build the cohesive, high-performing team you envision.

Past Events

At Deeper Walk’s 35th Anniversary Conference, Marcus Warner taught through his upcoming book, Breakthrough!: 5 Essential Strategies for Freedom, Healing, and Wholeness

DATES: This conference took place Thursday evening, October 5, through Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2023. in Hobart, Indiana.