Saturday, March 22, 2008

How People Grow Week 2

Today we had a few more people attend the seminar Tom is doing at the church and we were thrilled to have the men outnumber the women!

Tom spoke on The 3 Secret Components to Personal Growth… Grace, Truth and Time. Tom shared with us how the Bible outlines growth as a process.

He shared about change versus growth and one of the things that stood out for me from that section is that “change” might be good but “growth” is better!

One of the most impactful pieces of information that Tom shared today were three equations:
Grace without truth equals license.
Truth without grace equals condemnation.
Grace plus truth without time equals an event mentality.

I came away with the understanding that all three components work together and are vital in life, in relationships and in churches so that we can avoid licentiousness, condemnation of others as we relate to one another and finally grace, truth and time are vital in order to avoid the expectation that growth will happen in ourselves or in others as an event when quite often growth is a process!


  1. So great to hear of the good stuff going on!!

  2. Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday! Are you guys taping these sessions?

  3. thanks for the comments!

    Stephanie, I did see Alexei Parhomenko video taping the session!

  4. What an interesting and true perspective. I wish I could sit in on these lectures!