118 – The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Cultivating a Mentally and Emotionally Healthy Congregation


Media Format: Audio USB (MP3)

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If God?۪s purpose for us as church leaders is to help our people ???become conformed to the
Image of His Son,?۝ then what might that look like? What does it mean to ???grow in Christ?۝ and
become a ???mature?۝ Christian? What impact should sanctification have on our moods,
behaviors, and thought patterns? What might Christlikeness look like in our emotional,
relational, mental, and spiritual lives? Starting with a sound biblical and theological foundation,
this workshop will look at specific and very practical ways that the emerging science of
Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERI) and recent developments in Interpersonal
Neurobiology can help us more effectively impact our congregations in the process of looking,
living, and loving more like our Lord Jesus Christ and better fulfill the clarion call of Christ in
John 12:34-35.

Presented by: Gary Oliver, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand the practical implications of a meaningfully Biblical Anthropology, Christology, and Soteriology in the process of helping people change and grow
  2. Learn how to articulate the core distinctives of Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERI)— what it is, what it isn’t, why it is important, and how it relates to personal, interpersonal, and spiritual maturity—in the context of the Great Commandment
  3. Learn specific ways that a theology of relationships and spiritual disciplines can be used to help dismantle dysfunctional patterns, identify growth potential, and compliment any church ministry