ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

LM Director

Tony Stoltzfus

The Founder and Director of Curriculum Development of Leadership MetaFormation, Tony specializes in helping senior ministry and business leaders engage God in difficult circumstances and finish well. A lifelong student of personal change and personality type, Tony is a highly-sought-after transformational coach with a worldwide clientele.

A pioneer in the Christian coaching movement, Tony has trained thousands of coaches, co-founded an international coaching school and created a wide range of leadership resources used around the world. He is the author of ten books, 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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction (1 Hour 30 Minutes)

    • Welcome!

    • Download Cohort Guides

    • Pre-Requisite: Read "Heaven's Perspective"

    • Review Certification Contracts & Procedures for the Storywriter Institute

    • Skim Tony's "Notes" on Heaven

    • Re-Experience Your Own Heaven's Perspective Story

  • 2

    Session One: Developing My Own Perspective Principles (3 Hours 30 Minutes)

    • Questions for Jesus about Heaven (Approval & Worth)

    • WATCH The Tools: Frames and Perspective Principles

    • Make it Your Own: Don't Get Between a Person and God's Process

    • Make it Your Own: God Will Not Allow You to Enter the Fullness of Your Destiny Without Risk

    • Make it Your Own: If You Can't Let Go Of Your Destiny, It Becomes a Mistress that Competes With God for Your Affection

    • Make it Your Own: Twisted Desire Will Always Work Against You To Keep You From Getting What You Really Want

    • Make it Your Own: Up Until You're Forty, It's All About You; And Any Ministry You Get Done Is Gravy

    • Make it Your Own: Your Ticket Out of the Valley Is Learning To Be Content When You're In It

    • First Draft: My Perspective Principles

    • >> COHORT MEETING #1 <<

    • FINAL: My Perspective Principles

  • 3

    Session Two: Writing Style of a Heaven Story (4 Hours)

    • Questions For Jesus about Heaven (Goodness & Love)

    • WATCH Qualities of A Great Story

    • Inside the Story: Kathy Ward

    • WATCH Writing Style of a Heaven Story

    • WATCH Non-Religious, Everyday Language

    • WATCH Using Imagery for Higher Impact

    • >> COHORT MEETING #2 <<

  • 4

    Session Three: Learning from Tony's Process (7 Hours 15 Minutes)

    • Questions For Jesus about Heaven (Peace & Comfort)

    • WATCH The Interview Process

    • Christopher Thomas' Story (Read)

    • Arthur's Interview Notes (Review Tony's Annotations)

    • Bill's Interview Notes (Make Your Own Annotations)

    • Emily's Interview Notes (Annotate & Write)

    • Emily's Interview Notes (Review Tony's Annotations)

    • DO THIS -- Before your Cohort Meeting

    • >> COHORT MEETING #3 <<

  • 5

    Session Four: Writing Practice & Evaluations (6 Hours 45 Min)

    • Questions for Jesus about Heaven (Security & Freedom)

    • WATCH The Audacity of Writing a Heaven Story

    • WATCH Chris Frost's Experience as a New Storywriter

    • Conduct Your HP Interview And Post your HP Interview Audio Link

    • Post Links to Stories 1 & 2

    • >> COHORT MEETING #4 <<

  • 6

    Session Five: Personality Types & More Writing Practice (6 Hours 15 Min)

    • Questions for Jesus about Heaven (Justice & Belonging)

    • WATCH: How DISC Personality Type Influence Stories

    • Post Links to Stories 3 & 4

    • WATCH Getting Set Up in the Storywriter Setmore Calendar

    • WATCH Client-View in Setmore

    • Process of Being Assigned a Story

    • WATCH It's a Wrap, Go Get Certified

    • >> COHORT MEETING #5 <<

  • 7

    Certification Portfolio

    • Instructions

    • Upload: Sit-In Story #1

    • Upload: Sit-In Story #2

    • Upload: Final Exam Written Story

    • Upload: Final Exam Interview Audio

    • Next Steps

  • 8

    RESOURCE LIBRARY: Audio/Video Recordings of Monthly Storywriter Calls

    • Using These Resources

    • Session 1: New Storywriters On-boarding (12/18)

    • Session 3: Being Specific in Your Story (Outline Only)

    • Session 4: Individual vs Interconnected and Generational Destinies

    • Session 5: Betrayals and Breakdowns (Outline Only)

    • Session 6: Justice on Earth as it is in Heaven

    • Session 7: The Law of Twisted Desire (Outline Only)

    • Session 8a: Writing Story Introductions (Outline Only)

    • Session 8b: Goodness and Beauty in a Story (Outline Only)

    • Session 9: Experimenting, Naming and Writing Flow

    • Session 10: Writing Flow and Reviewing Stories

    • Session 11: Writing Flow

    • Session 12: Wayward Children

    • Session 13: Art in Heaven

    • Session 14: Story Review

    • Session 15: Working with the Grain of the Wood

    • Weeds/Destiny in Heaven & Seeing People as they Really are in Heaven

    • Session 17: Divorce

    • Session 18: Children in Heaven

    • Session 19: Faith and Hope

    • Session 20: Hell, Hades and Sheol

    • Session 21: Anticipatory Pain and Random vs. Destiny

    • Session 22:

    • Session 23: Unsaved Relatives, Marriage, & Homosexuality

    • Session 24: Change and Growth in Heaven

    • Session 25: Reviewing Story with Tony (Arthur) 03/2020

    • Session 26: Reviewing story with Tony (Bill) 04/2020

    • Session 27: Reviewing Story with Tony (Emily) 05/2020

    • Session 28: Asking Jesus About Heaven 06/2020

  • 9

    RESOURCE LIBRARY: Downloadable Documents

    • Heaven's Perspective Interview Form

    • Storywriting Guidelines

    • Storywriting Tips

    • The Seven Frames

    • Sample Heaven's Perspective Stories

    • Storywriter Profile

    • Storywriter Process (2020) and FAQ

  • 10

    RESOURCE LIBRARY: Perspective Principles Video Teachings

    • Perspective Principles: Master List

    • 1 - You Live the Life of the People You Are Called to Reach

    • 2 - Don't Get Between a Person and God's Process

    • 3 - God Will Not Allow You to Enter the Fullness of Your Destiny Without Risk

    • 4 - If You Can't Let Go Of Your Destiny, It Becomes a Mistress that Competes With God for Your Affection

    • 5 - Twisted Desire Will Always Work Against You To Keep You From Getting What You Really Want

    • 6 - Up Until You're Forty, It's All About You; And Any Ministry You Get Done Is Gravy

    • 7 - Your Ticket Out of the Valley Is Learning To Be Content When You're In It