lighten up logoAt the request of our pastor Dan Dean of Heartland Church (also of Phillips, Craig and Dean), I was asked to write an experiential seminar for the two-fold purpose of introducing our new believers to what a real relationship with God and Jesus looks like and feels like, as well as an opportunity for mature believers to take time out of their busy lives to reflect and reconnect with their Savior.


The purpose of Lighten Up is to bring more “light” into the lives of participants by releasing barriers collected in their past or through everyday living, laying them at the foot of the cross and savoring the forgiveness and unconditional love that our Lord provides. 


Identify  the Influences

Friday PM – (7:30 – 10:30 pm)

  • Joy, Abundance & Spiritual Light

  • Where are you? 

  • Spiritual Tapes 

  • Spiritual Influences

Identify the Barriers

Saturday AM – (9:30 – 12 noon)

  • Your God Image

  • Belief Barriers

  • What God Says

Remove the Barriers

Saturday PM – (1:15 pm – 6:00 pm)

  • The Dark Room

  • The Cross

  • Clean Hands

  • Fruit of the Spirit

  • The Light


“Never before has any training, Bible study, Sunday School, or revival made the impact on my heart that Lighten Up has and does every day…it restored the joy of my salvation to me like nothing else, because it saved me from continuing to live in a ‘ lukewarm’ spiritual state.”