Refuge is a call to church leaders to transform their churches
into places where people can tell their secrets and experience
emotional and spiritual healing from the hurts of life. Refuge
tells the story of how the Hospital Church came into existence.
It also reveals the core values, principles, and processes by which
any church can become a place of Help, Hope, and Healing.
Refuge is published by Kregel Press, out of Grand Rapids,
Michigan, and is available at Amazon.com, Mardel.com, CBD.com or
has had the opportunity
to carry the mission of the Hospital Church to places such as Oak
Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, Texas, where Dr. Tony Evans is
Senior Pastor. James spoke at a conference at that church in
2009 along with Dr. Robert McGee, Dr. Frank Minirth of the famed
Minirth-Meirer clinic in Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Tony Evans. James
has since had the privilege of consulting with that church and their
Director of Counseling, Guy Earle, about implementing this kind of
strategy into their ministry.
James spoke at the Group Life Conference of the Willow Creek
Association in Chicago, Illinois, and that interview
Refuge and the Hospital Church ministry was broadcast to
satellite locations in America and around the globe. James also
had the privilege of consulting with senior staff of Willow Creek
Community Church, where Bill Hybels is Senior Pastor, about the core
values of Hospital Church ministry.
article about the Hospital Church appeared in The Willow Creek
Association magazine and Bill Donahue, PhD., who was
the group life director for the Willow Creek Community Church, wrote
an article about the Hospital Church which appeared in Rev
Magazine in the Nov/Dec issue of 2009.
also written another book titled,
The ABCs of Life Change for Every Christian. The
ABCs is a biblically based 12-step workbook for every Christian
who desires life change in any area and wants to be more conformed
to the image of Christ. After The ABCs was finished,
James revised the workbook to apply the principles to marriage.
Several chapters, questions, and applications were added that
applied specifically to couples . It is titled, The ABCs of
Life Change for Couples.
ABCs of Life Change for Couples was field tested at Celebration
Fellowship during the summer of 2009 when 12 couples went through
it. Now, literally hundreds of couples and singles have been
through the workbooks and God has done amazing things in the lives
of the participants. Many churches around the country have
begun to implement both The ABCs of Life Change and
The ABCs of Life Change for Couples.
feels that The ABCs of Life Change for Couples was really the reason
that God launched him into a writing career, which he had never
really considered before. The opportunity to impact marriages
in a positive way allows the Church to impact generations to follow.
In a culture where one-half of all marriages end in divorce, The
ABCs of Life Change for Couples gives a church a biblical and
practical strategy to have a ministry of restoration for broken
marriages, as well as a ministry to keep strong marriages that are
already doing well.
so committed to this strategy that he has committed to GO ANYWHERE,
to ANY SIZE CHURCH, to consult, teach, and train churches in this
strategy and to do so FREE OF CHARGE. If you are interested in
more information about this opportunity, you can go to James' website,
email him directly here.