SoulCare Training Seminars

Beginning in the Fall of 2019, Genesis Institute is offering a variety of seminars and workshops.  We realize that many people simply cannot commit to a 12 week course, yet we believe the knowledge and training we offer is so valuable that we have re-formatted some key concepts from our courses that can be delivered in a 3-4 hour session. 


It is our desire to move beyond the walls of Genesis Institute and into the churches, community centers, perhaps even schools in our city so that what we offer is more accessible and every bit as life changing as our courses.  You may discover that a workshop simply isn’t enough and decide to take one of our classes after experiencing the value of what you learned in a seminar!
If you are willing to “spearhead” the effort to bring one of our seminars to your church, or have influence in a community center, school, or really anywhere there is space to hold a seminar, call us at Genesis Institute to begin a dialogue with us to schedule an event for you.



All seminars are $60.00 per person. 

Group rates and early registration discounts may be available. 



Courageous Parenting Seminar  (3-4 Hour format)                                                                                                         
Core Concepts of Soul Restoration (Spiritual Formation), (3-4 Hour format)                                                                                                      
Wonder of Woman; Your Story Matters! (Spiritual Formation), (3-4 Hour format)   
Yes to S.O.S.:  Simplify, Organize, Seconds Used Wisely (3-4 Hour format)
What Shapes Me? (3-4 Hour format)
Rediscovering the Meaning of Marriage & Singleness (6-week format)


Dates and Locations

Seminars & the Marriage class are only scheduled by request. 
Dates and locations will vary.

Contact Elaine if you are interested in scheduling an event.


Core Concepts of Soul Restoration, Terry Andres, Instructor

S.F. Tree.jpgThe Seminar cultivates some vital qualities of the Christian life which are typically overlooked when we obsess with all the stuff we mistakenly believe we must ‘do’ for God and the church.  These life-giving qualities include opening our heart to the reality of our ‘belovedness’ in God’s eyes.  Truly knowing our belovedness awakens several ‘desires’ which God has planted in our soul—the desire to trust His love for us, the desire to grow in relationship with Him and the desire to be transformed—to become more of who God has designed us to be.
The seminar helps us move out of our cultural performance cycle of works and into the Holy Spirit’s restful cycle of grace—this transforms how we work, worship and walk through every aspect of life.  We emphasize some key spiritual exercises/practices which help move us away from ‘pressure to perform’ and into the freedom of ‘desiring to become’ more like Christ.
God does the work of soul restoration in us but He requires our cooperation and participation.   The seminar moves us in that direction—cooperating and participating in what is needed for the work of transformation from the inside out. 



Courageous Parenting-Bob Bishopp, Instructor                                                

281393-teenage-girl.jpgDerived from Genesis Courageous Parenting 12-week course, the Courageous Parenting Seminar will introduce you to the basic tenets of this influence-based guide for helping parents that is; specific but not expressed in formulas; biblically accurate but not needlessly pious; sophisticated but not confusing; and confrontational in a way that offers hope and relaxation rather than pressure and discouragement. It will provide a window into the heart of an adolescent and expose their strategies for significance and impact. Finally, it will open the door to becoming a more reflective, godly parent.



Wonder of Woman: Your Story Matters-Elaine Watts, Instructor               

fi-butterfly-highway.jpgThis seminar is by a woman, for women only.  During our time together we will talk about some issues that are specific to women. Through individual and group activities we will identify some of your distorted pictures of God which color your perspective on trust, surrender, suffering, and even your ability to recognize that your story matters.  We’ll talk about creating space for God; learning how to love Him with our whole heart, mind, soul & strength and coming to the realization that your story may be exactly what He uses to bring hope to others!



Yes to S.O.S.:  Simplify, Organize, Seconds Used Wisely-Elaine Watts, Instructor

 Koala-Bear-Sleeping-On-Tree-Funny-Photo.jpgThis workshop is designed to highlight how to use time in light of your talents, life values and personal priorities. It is not a "how-to-cram-more-into-your-day" event. All of us are gifted the same amount of time in a given day. It is my belief that as these concepts are mastered, you will make wiser use of time both on & off the job, be more productive, experience better health and lead a more fulfilled life. Busyness, success and what we possess do not equate to value, significance or a life lived well!! My desire here is to point us toward the principles that God gave us in His Word to lead us toward the abundant life He promises.



What Shapes Me?  Elaine Watts, Instructor

index.jpgMany things affect what kind of person we become. In this half-day seminar, you will discover more about why you are who you are (or what “shapes” you): your temperament type; the strengths AND weaknesses of your type and how they affect your relationships; who has held a place in your “jury box” from when you were young until now; your natural God-given abilities; and your education, life experiences, crisis, trauma and loss. Why is this important? Because it is in the knowing that we can better cooperate with God in becoming the person He intended for us to be!




Rediscovering the Meaning of Marriage & Singleness Workshop-Kelly Walters, Instructor                                    

MarriagePoster.jpgThe format for this workshop is a six-week interactive forum.  Each week small group discussion will take place around a shared meal.  There will be a large group teaching each week along with a concurrent book study, The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller.  This workshop is a trumpet call to reawaken our culture to the wonder, beauty and plan for marriage and singleness.  It is also an opportunity for people of different ages, marital status and experiences to learn from one another the “ancient secrets” of the Gospel that can transform relationships.
Who should sign up?  Singles (looking or not) who want to grow in their vision for relationships.  Couples (married or not) who long for greater intimacy and joy in their relationships.  Strong married couples who want to continue to grow their marriage and their ability to mentor.