Painting with Ashes Resource Bundle
Weakness is transformed into superpower in a communal atmosphere of grace where people are free to be vulnerable.
Communities that are accessible, safe, and real can allow people to process their trauma in an unfiltered way. Cultivating these healing communities, where people can paint with ashes, can help heal the world. Author and cultivator Michael Beck wants to help you turn your weakness into a superpower. This can happen in individual, religious, and organizational contexts.
These concepts apply in a variety of ministry, non-profit, and even for-profit setting. There is often an “elephant in the room”: a great weakness or challenge that organizations can’t see because they are blinded by an accepted mental model. When teams can become aware of these “organizational wounds” they may begin a journey of helping their organization heal and become more resilient.
As a Christian and a pastor, Michael Beck designed these tools to lean into the wisdom of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, but knowledge of the Bible is not a pre-requisite for the tools to work. This bundle of resources includes five separate pieces, and is meant to work together. They are:
The core book of this bundle is Painting with Ashes: When Your Weakness Becomes Your Superpower. Learn more and download a free chapter.
Take this free online assessment tool first. It will provide you context and a new lens by which you may look at your life, and if you are in ministry, about your ministry setting. Following the end of the free assesment, you will see a video from Michael Beck helping you to understand what you have learned.
WOUNDED HEALERS GRID
This free PDF grid is a follow-up to the assessment and will provide you additional insight into your own thinking and behavior, and that of others around you.
WOUNDED HEALERS GUIDE
Every person or organization carries some wound, challenge, or disability. This companion guide to Painting with Ashes is meant to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from being wounded to becoming wounded healers, or to ‘turn weakness into superpower.
LENTEN SERMON SERIES
A $15 PDF ebook designed for pastors and congregations who want to leada congregation through the healing journey. The series is designed for Lent (the 6 week period prior to Easter) but may be adapted to any setting or time of year.
CHURCH IN THE WILD WEBINAR REPLAY
Watch the video of the special Church in the Wild webinar, led by Michael Beck, where he describes his vision for a new type of church that will reach the unreachable and transform lives by creating communities that are accessible, safe, and real.