Your  Freedom:   God's  Gift,  Our  Passion

If  the  Son  has  set  you  free,  you  are  free  indeed.   John 8:36

Our  Story

It  Started  with  Two  Ordained  Ministers

Freedom  Trainings  was  born  out  of  the  frustration  of  two  ordained  ministers  in  February  of  1999.   Were  these  two  men  burned  out  and  wounded?   No.   It  was  just  the  opposite.  They  had  experienced  much  success  in  ministry,  but  they  had  a  conviction  that  ministry  success  was  not  a  Biblical  goal.   When  they  closely  examined the  Biblical model  of  disciple making  they  had  a  wake-up  call.   The  ministry  that  Jesus  modeled  was  all  about:  Intimate  Relationships. 

A  Focus  on  the  Jesus  Model of  Making  Disciples

The  two  close  friends  decided  to focus  on  the  Jesus  model  of  making  disciples.   They  knew  that  the  way  Jesus  did ministry  worked  powerfully  2,000  years  ago.    So  why  would  it  not  work  today?   They  grabbed  a  small  handful  of  men  and  began  to  make  disciples  in  a  more  Biblical  new  way.
Many  of  their  efforts  failed , but  they  kept  moving  forward.   The  two  brave  pioneers  would  not  give  up  easily.    In 2008, they  invited  a  small  group  of  men  to  a  ranch  outside  of  Lindale, Texas.   It  was  there  that  Men’s  Bootcamp  was  born,  and  men’s  lives  were  transformed  in  amazing  ways.
A  men’s  spiritual  renewal  was  underway  in  East  Texas.   Men  from  churches  of  all  denominations  began  to  participate  in  this  masculine  revival.   Pastors  were  excited  to  see  the  men  in  their  pews  come  alive.   The  question  was  asked,  “What  exactly  are  you  doing  to  disciple  these  men  in  such  a  powerful  way?”   It  was  a  good  question.   It  was  then  that  we  discovered  that  the  primary  ministry  activity  was:   destroying  isolation  in  the  lives  of  men.   It  was  that  simple.   The  men’s  movement  was,  in  essence,  giving  men  the  spiritual  brothers   they  needed  to  be  spiritually  healthy.
Since  then,  many  exciting  things  have  happened.   The women’s  side  of  the  ministry  began  to  take  off  in  2013  with  the  addition of  Soft  Warrior -- our  weekend  God  encounter  for  women.   We  have  added  several  other  God  encounters  that   serve  as  tools  for  any  local  church  that  is  committed  to  the  Jesus  method  of  making  disciples:   relationally,  experientially,  and  one  person  at  a  time.