Your life is a series of stories YOU decide to write.
What story are you writing in this chapter of your life?
Frequently as men, we are too busy, uncomfortable or unwilling to look closely at our own story. On the surface, it may seem too far in the past: “What good would it do? You can’t change any of that.”
Or it may feel unimportant or irrelevant. Maybe we don’t know HOW to engage our own hearts, not to mention the hearts of our friends, spouses or children.
But sometimes, just sometimes, when we’re no longer willing to remain stuck in ‘survival mode,’ or when we are frustrated or discouraged, we may find ourselves ready to discover not only who we really are, but who God is.
Somewhere along the way, your story has been stirred.
You may have participated in one of Restoration Project’s experiences. You may have read a book or heard a talk about the deeper landscape of the soul. Maybe your church, spouse or friends have encouraged you to further explore your story. Or perhaps you find yourself at an all-to-familiar crossroads where you know you can either shut down and take another loop around the same circle OR buckle down and truly do the work God is calling you to do…for freedom.
To navigate these important dynamics, we will use Dr. Dan Allender’s “To Be Told” book/workbook. Each participant will read, reflect, and have opportunities to process their own experiences in a structured, safe forum. This enables each man to engage their story on a heart level, pursue and enter the stories of others with kindness, and invite God to co-author the next chapter of their life story.
This is a virtual, nationwide group that will meet online in a secure teleconference setting for any man who is curious and courageous enough to take the next step in their life.
8 weekly online meetings
Wednesdays, Sept. 25th - Nov. 20th, 2019
6a.m. - 7:30a.m. Mtn Time
Limited to 10 Men
PreStory 1.0 is for men who want to start the journey of exploring their stories.
Limited to 10 men
Group Sessions are $50/session, with payment due in full upon registration. Total cost: $400.
Due to the nature of the group, it is important that group members commit to attend all sessions. While we understand life and family emergencies may interfere, your consistency and presence is important for the continuity of the group and to offer dignity and honor to group members. Please review your calendar prior to registration. Thank you!
This is a support group, and not intended to be considered a therapy group.
Meet the Men’s PreStory group facilitators:
Jesse French, Restoration Project Chief of Next Steps
I serve as the Chief of Next Steps for our partner men's ministry called Restoration Project. We seek to restore men through helping them intentionally engage as fathers and brothers. My three years of work at Restoration Project have been the biggest and best surprise of my life. I'm humbled and grateful to be part of work that not only values the pursuit of men's hearts, but does so in a unique way through the intentional weaving of experience, story, and blessing.
I have also completed the Restoration Institute, and love to engage the stories of both harm and glory in people’s lives.
I continue to be amazed at God's goodness and healing that shows up time and time again when men dare to open their story. I am thrilled to facilitate this group and see how we'll encounter God in new ways as comb through our lives with hopeful curiosity. I've lived in Fort Collins my entire life and adore my wife and three kids. I believe Cutthroat Trout are the pinnacle of Creation, followed closely by Angus cattle.
Terry Bohn, ACS, LPC
Terry is a licensed therapist and clinical supervisor with Restoration Counseling, loves engaging stories on every level, and has served men, women and couples for over ten years. He led community/life small groups for a decade, has partnered with diverse clients navigating complex change for nearly 30 yrs, then studied under and worked for Dan Allender while finishing his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School.
A native St. Louisan, Terry celebrated a fifty-year wait for the Blues’ first Stanley Cup championship this summer. Still, he loves everything about Colorado, exploring the great outdoors on foot and snowshoe, road cycling, photojournalism, live jazz, classic films, potluck dinners, game nights, engaging conversation, and roasting his own coffee.