Posts by Body Oak Cliff

My Story | Matt Glenn

“A year ago,” Matt says “the future was a black hole.” As an attorney at his father’s firm, tension in his relationship with his father impacted both his personal life and his work life. On top of that, he was going through a painful breakup. “I was in a tough spot,” he says. “I was broken,…

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My Story | Vera Padilla

Before starting her Faithwalking journey, Vera felt stuck. It had been a year since her divorce, and she was still without a job. When she and her four children (ages 16, 14, 13, and 9) had to move in with her parents, she felt like a failure. God, where are you going to use me?…

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Our New Blog & Updated Website

  Over the last several months (Sept-Nov 2017), the Body Oak Cliff community has been engaged in an intentional discernment process, working to transition our offerings from a programmatic, scattered, and limited approach to a more empowered, embodied, and everyday philosophy. We’ve put a pause on the retreat/small group model that we’ve employed for the…

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Celebrating Growth (Fall 2017)

    This past Sunday evening, celebration was in the air!  Over the past 6 months, seventeen participants met biweekly at Big Blue and journeyed through Body Oak Cliff’s Formation and Leadership processes.  The groups were co-led by Deborah Cunningham, Rachel Kramer, Joel Pulis, and Christy Tyree, and represented our largest cohort over the past…

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Parenting Seminars

Body Oak Cliff offers seminars designed to provide support for parents and their children. These materials are adapted from our Faithwalking process and include simple tools that lead to lasting transformation. So far we have tackled the topics of “Shame” and “Cleaning Up Messes” (see below for the resources from these seminars). If you’re interested in…

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12 Days Oak Cliff

Vision: For many in our community, this is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. “12 Days Oak Cliff” is our way of broadening the giving spirit to include more neighbors than ever. Join us as we share blessings, highlight the important work of local nonprofits, and spread holiday cheer with neighbors in…

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Mission:Possible

Developed by Matryoshka Haus, our friends and collaborators in the UK, Mission:Possible challenges multiple participant groups to take a set of “dealt” resources and to create their team’s project for the most transformative or creative solution to a complex social problem.  Groups play against each other to come up with the most transformative or creative…

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Keeping Transformation Alive

  Recognizing that transformation has a half-life, we offer multiple half-day retreats each year for those that have finished the 6-month Faithwalking journey.  Recent topics include exploring our view of God, living into a “breathe in, breathe out” lifestyle, and countering the toxic power of shame. View of God Breathe In, Breathe Out  

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All Things New

  Traditionally, the 40 days following Mardi Gras and leading up to Easter Sunday are known as Lent. For some, the season connotes a self-restraint, denial, and asceticism. Mardi Gras is the party, Lent is the penitence. At last, that’s the common narrative. But what if both Mardi Gras and Lent were two sides of…

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