When you asked a question you'd get an immediate answer?
Jesus would tell you what he loves about you and why he's proud of you?
It was so easy you could start in two minutes a day?
- "Jesus, why did you pick me to be on your team?"
- "What's the first thing you'll say to me when I get to heaven?"
- "If you wrote me a love letter today, what would it say?"
A few years back I made one simple change in the way I pray—and my percentage of answered prayer went up about 1000%. After 35 years as a Christian, 25 as a ministry leader and 15 of coaching pastors about how to meet God in difficult circumstances (irony alert!), I was still asking Him all the wrong questions.
When I finally figured out how to change the subject to what Hewanted to talk about, it was like our communication went from snail mail to instant messaging—and got way more intimate and revelatory in the process.
The Questions for Jesus approach is about making that change of subject. It moves us from praying about the business of the Christian life (what I am supposed to do for Jesus) to talking with Jesus about Us—about our relationship. Questions for Jesus are intimate prayers that touch on our deepest desires--like this:
- “Jesus, what do you like best about me today?”
- “Jesus, why’d you make leaves green? I mean, you could have made everything gray, or the color of mud, or no color at all. Why green?”
- “When you called James and John, and they left their business and their dad behind to run down the beach after you—what was going on in your heart in that moment?”
- “Jesus, what did I do today that made you laugh?”
If you'd like to learn to pray like that--and hear Jesus reply profoundly in 30-60 seconds--this interactive course is for you!
The Founder and Director of Curriculum Development of Leadership MetaFormation, Tony has been a coach and coach trainer for over 20 years. A lifelong student of personal change and personality type, Tony is a highly-sought-after transformational coach with a worldwide clientele.
A leader in the Christian coaching movement, Tony has trained thousands of coaches, co-founded several coaching schools and created a wide range of leadership resources used around the world. He is the author of a dozen books on coaching, including Coaching Questions, the top-selling coaching how-to on Amazon.com.
Tony developed Coach22.com, an on-line Christian coaching bookstore and publisher of Christian coaching resources, and is creator of The Calling Journey, a research-based online calling timelining tool.
Tony travels widely, leading workshops and speaking on heart transformation and coaching. He is known as a speaker for an interactive, adult learning approach to training that fully engages participants, and for a high level of personal transparency. He and his wife Kathy have two grown children and reside in Redding, California. He enjoys being in nature, watching the stars, reading, laughter and projects around the house.
Being a Christian leader can be challenging. You lead because you want to impact the lives of the people around you and see them come closer to Jesus, yet often end up wondering if you’ve had any sort of lasting impact on their lives. I’ve felt that frustration too.
That’s why I’ve partnered with Tony Stoltzfus and Leadership Metaformation to bring you Questions for Jesus and the Encounter Coaching series of workshops. Tony is a pioneer in the Christian coaching movement, co-founded an international coaching school and created a wide range of leadership resources used around the world. He is the author of a dozen books and is a best selling author on Amazon.
Personally, I've worked in various leadership development capacities since 2002 and exclusively since founding Strata Coach Ltd. in 2016. I’ve helped hundreds of leaders from around the world learn these tools and take them back into their sphere of influence (church, business, family). They have in turn taken these skills and helped countless others.
I'm excited for you to join us.