Posts by joelpulis

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 the…

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Seeking a Collective Impact

  Back in March, I received an email from a contact in Denver introducing me to Reggie McNeal.  Reggie From an Internal Focus to External Focus From Program Development to People Development From Church-Based to Kingdom-Based Leadership http://leadnet.org/ http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470243449/ref=rdr_ext_tmb Reggie enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations pursue more intentional lives. He currently serves as…

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What YOU can do to help victims of human trafficking

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time…

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BODY’s Prayer & Declaration of Faith

Excerpts from Colossians 1:2-12, Ephesians 3:20-21 We are God’s holy people, brothers and sisters in Christ.  May God our Father give us His grace and peace. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for each other.  We thank him because of our faith in Jesus and our love…

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