Heaven’s Perspective is a division of the Leadership MetaFormation Institute, founded by well-known author, coach and trainer Tony Stoltzfus. Tony is the author of 11 books (including Coaching Questions, the best-selling coaching book on Amazon.com), and has founded several leadership- and coach-training schools. Leadership MetaFormation's big dream is to train 100,000 leaders to engage God in their identity and deepest desires, and to live, lead and relate from the heart. Understanding Heaven's Perspectiveand how to lead others to it is a big part of that mission.
LMI is a for-profit organization that is run with ministry values.
A great God Story is birthed out of four things: the writer’s personal intimacy with Jesus, a living picture of heaven, a deep understanding of how God forms his people over a lifetime, and direct revelation (God speaking to and through the writer in the writing process). Writing a story is a combination of wisdom and prayer; of principles and prophetic insight.
As we listen to you tell your story, details and patterns jump out to us, showing us where to apply our reframing tools (like the Seven Frames or the Calling Journey Timeline), inviting us to introduce pictures of heaven, or opening new perspectives on scripture. Often, we learn as we write as Holy Spirit weaves the details of your story together in amazingly creative ways. It’s a lot of fun!
The Three Beliefs capture the foundational perspective of a God Story:
Tony Stoltzfus is one of the most genuine, caring, skilled and helpful people you are ever likely to meet… His passion for each person to experience the healing, empowering love of Jesus is second only to his own passion to know the Lord himself.
We try to “major in the majors” when it comes to working with our Christian brothers and sisters, so we align with the historical Christian creeds like the Apostles’ creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
We believe that God still speaks to us today, through rhema (the personal, experiential word). In fact, faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word (“rhema”) of God. We test every rhema against the logos (the Bible) to make sure that what we experience sounds like the voice of Jesus revealed in scripture. What Jesus believes about us is that his sheep hear his voice, so we choose to agree with him that we do hear, both experientially (rhema) and through scripture (logos).