The Character Refinery

Welcome: The Time is Now!

Finished In The Fire! Workshops enable your effectiveness and influence in all areas of life and are facilitated by God’s Charactersmith, Dr. F. Josephus Johnson, II.

Participants gain the most benefit by completing the workshops in progressive order beginning with Workshop I, Workshop II, and then, Workshop III.  Each workshop builds upon the previous one and steps you through a new level of refining and growth.

Workshops Overview

Finished in The Fire Workshop I: 

This is the Introductory Experience which covers the foundational concepts of the Finished In The Fire! process. Workshop I focuses on scriptural metaphors of the forging process and the importance of having a charactersmith in your life to walk you through the refinery. Learn the difference between your theology of suffering and personal philosophy of suffering.

Finished in The Fire Workshop II: 

Workshop II expands the teaching of Workshop I, but focuses on the finishing process and the role of testing, obedience, rejection, and suffering. You’ll move deeper into the Word of God and self-examination to realistically determine where you are in the character refinement process:  Are you in Egypt, the Wilderness, or in the Promised Land? Find out at Finished In The Fire! II.

Finished in The Fire Workshop III: 

The focus of this teaching is transformation through suffering and builds upon the dynamics of yielding and surrender. Workshop III reviews the prominence of scriptures on suffering, the results of the refinery, and God’s ultimate purposes of suffering. You’ll leave receiving the encouragement needed to persevere and be transformed to a new level. 

"I finally feel like all the storms I went through have value and I've found renewed purpose."

Dorothy Joseph

"Suffering is the journey toward refined purpose. I'm ready for what comes next. The workshops gave me the tools to not only help those around me but enrich my own walk."

Jamarco Johnson

"Worth every moment. Engaging, rewarding, fun. An experience I won't forget and lessons that will stay with. Our entire group had a blast."

Phillis Jameson

The Character REfinery: Workshop Videos

Participants gain the most benefit by completing the workshops in order beginning with Workshop I, Workshop II, and then, Workshop III.  Each workshop builds upon the previous one and steps you through a new level of refining.  Feel free to visit the Store FAQ” Page located “Bishop Store” Menu at the top of the Page for more information about what’s received after purchase.

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Request a Live Online Workshop

 

When available, you will want to attend the dynamic online “live” workshops with Dr. Joey Johnson and interact with Finished In the Fire! participants. Complete the “Request Form” and we will let you know the next time that we are offering a Live Online Workshop. You may also request a Workshop for your work group or ministry. Due to time and schedule constraints, live online workshops may not be available at this time; however, Videos of the workshops that can be followed along with workshop notes can be purchased in Bishop’s Store. Thank you for your interest. Be Blessed!

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