What People are Saying about our Communication Materials and Workshops

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Boost Your Relationship IQ is the missionary version of God’s Design for Community. Never Fear Conflict Again is the missionary version of  Reconcilable Differences

“We train people to preach so well that they can raise the dead, then they
kill them with their interpersonal skills. These workshops give pastors
and ministry leaders the practical skills they need to be effective in their
ministries.”  —Patrick Repp, Minnesota Renewal Center

What people are saying about our communication materials

This includes earlier versions of this material.

See below what people are saying about workshops based on this material.

“Scripture is clear that the Lord cares deeply about how we treat one another, both within and outside the walls of the church. But too often relationships in some areas of our lives can feel difficult to navigate! In God’s Design for Community Gaylyn Williams wisely shares practical tools to build community by learning the skills to treat each other with dignity and love that is truly felt and understood. These biblically-grounded principles are
destined to transform lives and ministries, unlocking new doors to spread
the love of Jesus.”
—Dr. Dick Eastman, International President, Every Home for Christ

“I really believe this material has His anointing and is the best training tool
I’ve seen for our kind of people. I really believe in it.”
—Duane, missionary in Thailand

“Talk is golden and now Gaylyn Williams has unlocked the communication
vault. You will never be able to walk the walk if you can’t talk the talk! This
course by Gaylyn Williams will give you the tools to become a gold-medalwinning
people person.”
—Mark Walters, author

“I have three things to say about your material: 1) excellent 2) Excellent 3)
EXCELLENT! It is definitely worth the price of the course!”
—Phil, missionary in Ecuador

“I am really impressed with the training materials, depth and well-thoughtout
—Susan, Denver Seminary student

“You’ve given us something that really can affect the kingdom of God.”
—A ministry leader

“Thank you for the clear, practical, biblical teachings. It is so freeing to be
able to enter into a difficult and fragile situation.”
—A missionary in a creative access country

“Using the principles I learned about loving listening, I led someone to Christ!”
—A missionary in Western Europe

What People are Saying About Workshops Using These Materials

Workshops using an earlier version of this book have been taught worldwide
to tens of thousands of people. Hundreds of facilitators are trained to
lead these workshops.

“This is the most helpful, practical, meaningful and applicable workshop I
have ever attended.”
—George Warren, Evangelical Free Church Mission

“There is no church, no pastor, no elder board, no ministry team and no Bible study group that would not profit immensely from this book and the workshop. From a solidly biblical platform, it takes a clear and practical look at the major areas that are so critical to any healthy relationship. The tools given at the workshop using these materials are truly everyday tools. I use them in every relationship—from the casual acquaintance to the most intense counseling situation. If the opportunity comes your way to attend a Relationship Resources workshop or host one at your church, do not pass it up! You will be making an investment that guarantees a rich return of healthy, Christ-reflecting relationships.”

—Pastor Tim Westcott Senior Pastor, Idyllwild Bible Church, Idyllwild, California

“I was so captured by this material that our Church was fortunate enough
to host a week-long workshop for thirty-one of our lay caregivers and staff
members. We all found it extremely helpful in equipping us in our ministry
to others and it has been passed along to many others. More than eleven
years later I still find the material beneficial in my personal ministry and as
I equip others to minister. The material is as relevant and helpful today as
it was then. Most importantly it equips one to develop strategies and skills
for managing stress in a life giving manner.”
—Wayne Cone, Pastor of Pastoral Care, Cypress Bible Church

“This was the best course our seminary has ever had. It was a lot of fun and
the students really participated.”
—Dr. Shehadeh, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary

“These workshops are a key feature of our leadership development
architecture. The practical biblical foundation, skill orientation and
adult learning approach are a powerful combination. We believe in these
workshops. That’s why we’ve trained a global network of facilitators.”
—Dr. Ben Sells, Director, International Center for Excellence in Leadership

“I’m working on my doctorate in marriage and family therapy. I have yet to
experience anything in my classes that has helped me personally or in my
work with people any more than this training.”
—Dave, missionary and doctoral student in Illinois

“I am 72 and have served God for over twenty-five years and I have never
had training like this. The way you give it to us is wonderful.”
—An Egyptian leader

“Think of how many more people will be won to the kingdom because of
this workshop! Satan was pushed back with this workshop and glory came
to the Lord in the heavenlies—and will come on earth as these folks follow
up on these new relationships.”
—A missionary to Muslims

“The unanimous expression was, ‘Why haven’t we been presented with this
material before?’”
—Orman Gwynn, missionary in Costa Rica with International
Mission Board

“Thanks for your work for the kingdom. Here’s one youth pastor who will
use this for change around him. I’m going to be different, not overnight but
over the long haul. Here was a workshop that was not hype, emotions and
fluff, but nuts and bolts, hammer and trowel foundational stuff! It needs to
be a slow-drip learning for lifelong change.”
—John, youth pastor in Houston, TX

“I came home refreshed, inspired and ready to love anyone and everyone.”
—Lee Ann, mother and ministry leader in Houston

“The workshop helped me see the importance of relationship with others
at work and home. If I had gone through this before, it would have saved
me a lot of sorrow, pain and sleepless nights in dealing with relationships.
I’m a better husband, leader and team member because of this workshop.”
—Doug, missionary in Surinam

“A simple increase in knowledge about relationships isn’t enough to change
behavior. Practice is the key and practice is at the core of this workshop.
This material applies to every area of my life!”
—John, Human Resources Director of a large mission organization

“This past year was a tough one, but this week was a refreshing gift from God!”
—Cyndi, ministry leader in Houston

“God moved in a beautiful way on Guam. There were many strained
relationships and lack of trust among the staff, but as the topics were dealt
with, the Holy Spirit moved in the hearts of the people in a beautiful way. People
were going to one another seeking to work through their differences and build
relationship not just among the staff, but also in marriages and families.”

—Peter, missionary in Guam

“This is the only seminar/workshop I have ever come home from feeling like
I could do what they taught because I had done it. A very strong spiritual
quality permeated everything we did.”
—Bartel Morgan, Cypress Bible Church, Houston

“This workshop is the practical application of walking in the Spirit. I want
all the people in my area to have this training by the end of the year!”

—A national leader in Kazakhstan

“My life has been changed. I want to be trained as a facilitator so I can train
Arabs all over the Middle East.”
—A Jordanian leader

“This training should be given to every new Christian in my country.”
—A leader in Nepal

“The workshop has made a difference in my own life. It led me to selfexamination
and to return to God’s gracious mercy and power. God bless you.”
—A missionary in Argentina

“This workshop is the practical application of walking in the Spirit. I want
all the people in my area to have this training by the end of the year!”
—A national leader in Kazakhstan

“I must say it was the best workshop I’ve ever attended. It has transformed
parts of my own personal life. I believe it will be extremely helpful not only
for me personally but also for the ministry I’m involved in. The written
material is marvelous. Thanks a lot for providing this workshop.”
—A missionary in Nairobi, Kenya

“I came here thinking this was going to help me ‘on the job’ but throughout
the week it became more and more obvious that all of this applies to how I
interact as a wife and mom! Like it said on one of the last pages: if you don’t
practice this at home, don’t export it outside the home! It was like attending
a marriage-building seminar—without my spouse!”
—Karen, missionary in Kenya