Do you REALLY believe that what you believe is really real?
In 2010 my husband and I went to visit a friend out of town. While there I was introduced to just a few videos of the Truth Project. Every word rang true to me and I committed myself to find out more about this project. I could see that the “church”, that I, wasn’t really living as if I REALLY believed that what I believed was really real. I researched the Truth Project and the underlying Barna study on Christians that hold a Biblical Worldview.
I could see the culture around me decaying quickly with little to no significant help from the church, in fact, many in the church were marching to the same tune as the secular culture.
I began my first small group in April of 2011 with the goal in mind that this would not just be a one time “Bible Study” but that we would begin training facilitators and this would become a lifestyle, a commitment to a transformed culture.
In 2012 John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Action, asked me to run an “issues based” campaign office during the 2012 election. I used the time on Sunday evenings to train our volunteers with the Truth Project. Nearly 40 people went through the series and 6 Truth Project Facilitators were born.
After the election, I had a strong group of believers that were trained to make a difference in their community. The question they wanted answered was, “What do we do next?” I felt that the Lord was, and had been, preparing me to answer that question. In February 2013, Transforming Florida was born. We are a non-profit organization with a commitment to Transforming Florida through Prayer, Biblical Truth and Community Involvement.
As we examine our country and our culture over the past several decades most will admit that we have a serious problem. However, many perceive it to be a political problem. We do not have a political problem, we have a spiritual problem and we must quit trying to solve it politically. A spiritual problem requires a spiritual solution.
Since February, 2013 Transforming Florida volunteer Truth Project facilitators have been doing small groups almost on a full-time basis. In these past 4 years, our team has done approximately 55 Truth Project Small groups. That is between 13 and 14 new small groups each year. Do we really believe that what we believe is really real? I would answer emphatically, YES!
The Truth Project has changed our lives and the lives of hundreds we have shared it with forever. Daily we are confronted with that haunting question that Del confronted us with 4 years ago, “Do you REALLY believe that what you believe is really real.”
Mark Kober ~ Facilitator https://youtu.be/NXx0u5cGQ7o
Bronson Oudshoff ~ Facilitator https://youtu.be/6AUmFoJjMWc
Gery Cuprisin ~ Facilitator https://youtu.be/L7kTRUPsZK8
Nancy Davis ~ Facilitator https://youtu.be/PGbemPamfPE
Glenn Pav ~ Participant https://youtu.be/k9Lf7X7acHg?t=1s
Betsi Burgess ~ Participant https://youtu.be/V77Pf9Ww9OY
Candis Flores ~ Participant https://youtu.be/FVvA_L3-hA4
Find out more about Transforming Florida http://www.transformingflorida.org/