About Emotionally Focused

Transformation -
in the depth of your heart

WHY Emotionally Focused

Emotionally Focused is about transformation—in our lives, our walk with God, and our relationship with others. We believe God loves us deeply and created us for intimate connection with Him, and each other. Out of this connection, we are made for joyful and purposeful service in the world, and this is what it means to be fully human and fully alive. 

 

However, in contrast to living fully alive, at some point, our experiences create a narrative about how dangerous the world is or how hurtful people can be. Instead of living a life of integrity with authenticity and obedience, we find ourselves hiding from others and searching for meaning in things and ideas that can never truly fulfill us.

 

Jesus offers a better way: a transformed life full of integrity, authenticity, and obedience. Emotionally Focused aims to uncover these truths about our past that prevent us from living a life fully human and fully alive. By focusing on the motivation of our hearts, we invite God to set us free to be who we are created to be.

 

Emotionally Focused starts with emotional health as it relates to spiritual formation. As a means to that end, we assign coaches to help each participant process their spiritual practices and relationships from the inside-out bringing them into alignment with abundant life found in Jesus.

 

Our how is that you will walk into all that God has for you in these days and through

this experience, “until Christ is formed in you.” Galatians 4:19 

WHO is this for?

Emotionally Focused is for anyone seeking transformation in their Spiritual, emotional, and relational health.

Message from Jay Pathak

Founding Pastor, Mile High Vineyard

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Chris Knudsen

Executive Director, Emotionally Focused

WHY Emotionally Focused

Emotionally Focused is about transformation—in the depth of your heart, in your relationship with God and others, and in your engagement with the world around you. We believe that God is both the source and the expression of the unconditional love that makes you God’s beloved child. God created you for intimate loving connection with Himself, with others, and with yourself. From this deep sense of connection, God designed you for joyful, purposeful service in the world. This is what it means to be fully human and fully alive—deeply, intimately connected, and purposefully, joyfully serving. 
 
Yet, this not the way we live. We live often with bitterness, resentment, anger, disappointment, hurt, and frustration. We seek to try and do a good thing. We have fallen away from a relationship with God. We have all broken our integrity with God by not trusting in Him in some way, ROM.1:25 we have traded the truth of God for lies. We have lived inauthentically working to be someone we are not honoring with our lips but our hearts are far from God Matt 15:8. We live disobedient lives, searching for our wants and desires but never being fulfilled, never in pleasing God. ROM. 8:8.
 
In Jesus’ great teaching in the Sermon on the mount, he describes this transformative life as one that starts from the inside out. That is why Emotionally Focused because we want to start from the inside out. We want to focus on our thoughts and emotions and understand the motivation of our hearts. In the end, when our hearts are transformed to desire the things that God wants and desire we find deep inside that these were really our wants and desires all along and that we were made to live out of those deep places of our wants that makes us fully human fully alive living the abundant life. 
 
May you walk into all that God has for you in these days and through this experience, “until Christ is formed in you.” Galatians 4:19 
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