The Letting Go Conference was held on Saturday, November 19. Below are the video teachings from the conference. CLICK HERE to purchase Letting Go: Rugged Love For Wayward Souls (links to Zondervan).
- Excerpt from Letting Go by Dave Harvey & Paul Gilbert
- The Waiting Game – Leading Those Who Stray by Dave Harvey
- Paul Tripp Talks Suffering by Dave Harvey
- Barnabas Piper Talks the Pastor’s Kid by Dave Harvey
- Interview with Dave Harvey about his latest book release, Letting Go: Rugged Love for Wayward Souls
- Interview with Paul Gilbert on Janet Mefferd Today
- Interview with Paul Gilbert on The Morning Show with Preston Scott
- Pastoring Prodigals, guest post by Paul Gilbert on the Sojourn Network blog
Rugged Love For Wayward Souls
A Seminar and Book Release Event for parents, pastors, ministry leaders, and anyone seeking to love and serve a wayward person.
When: Saturday, November 19, 8:30am - 12:15pm
Where: Four Oaks Community Church
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?
Being paired to a prodigal is a relational nightmare. If you have a prodigal in your life, no doubt you have wrestled with the following questions:
- How do you love a wayward person without enabling them?
- What do you do when someone you love leaves?
- How do you pursue someone who has hurt you and sinned against you?
- How do you navigate through the treacherous waters of their foolishness? How do you know when to let them go?
In Letting Go, pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert share stories of pain and stories of hope as they reveal how to care for the wayward people in our lives who have strayed.
Are you dealing with:
- an unfaithful marriage partner?
- a rebellious child?
- a wayward friend?
The counsel offered by Pastors Paul and Dave will help you to pursue a gospel-rooted approach, grounded in truth and practiced in the midst of Christian community.
A must-have resource for every believer struggling to love the prodigal back home again, it is ideal for parents and siblings, counselors, pastors, and those ministering to hurting families and churches.
While each situation is unique, most stories deal with common themes of shame, guilt, confusion, uncertainty, and struggle. You will understand the spiritual dynamics at work in the heart of the prodigal and how you as a family member, spouse, friend, or church leader can best relate to them in love. You will learn how to practice “redemptive release” through confrontation and discipline as well as how to forgive the person who has hurt you through a process of reconciliation. For those in a time of waiting and wondering if their loved one will ever return home, there is a reminder of the hope of the gospel and the necessity of depending upon the Holy Spirit through prayer.
8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am Rugged Life: What the Wayward Want
9:45am Rugged Love: Pursuing the Wayward
10:45am Rugged Grace: Faith for Barren Times
11:20 How Do You Know When To Let Them Go?
11:50 Q & A*
From the authors
Few things do as much damage to the soul as seeing a loved one choose the wayward road. Whether it be a spouse, child, friend, or family member, loving and engaging the prodigals in our lives is both a complex and crushing endeavor. Complex, because no matter how we engage the wayward, no path seems right. Crushing, because everything we try seemingly turns out wrong.
We have had the heartbreaking task of counseling and shepherding people through many, many difficult and complex pastoral care situations involving wayward sons and daughters, husbands and wives, church attenders and small group members.
After repeatedly navigating these relational minefields and broken situations with people, we have come to believe that Christians would benefit by having a clear, biblical framework, with specific applications rooted in wisdom for engaging the wayward in their lives. In fact, it is our conviction that serving sinners who stray requires a bold, redemptive love that is rooted in the gospel, clearly understood by believers, sacrificially supported by the church, and courageously applied by family and friends.
We have dedicated Letting Go to all of you who have wrestled with and waited in hope for the wayward in your lives. We are looking forward with you to that Day when Jesus returns and “all the prodigals run home.” We hope you can join us for this event so that we can learn and wait in hope together.
Paul Gilbert and Dave Harvey