Transparent Ministries is a not-for-profit organization whose desire is to see people address real issues in their lives, issues that are holding them back from true intimacy with Christ.


A Transparent Life  and How It Affects Others

A Transparent Life and How It Affects Others

This morning Scott (TM board member) sent me an email / blog post from Tim Elmore titled “Windows and Mirrors.”   Tim discusses how a good communicator can reveal a window into their life that allows the individual, or other people, to see a mirror into their own life.  One of...
Questions!

Questions!

My friend Lauren has written another thought provoking message that I think we all need to read.  Please take a moment and read her thoughts on questions we all have about life. “What are you living your life for?”  This question was posed to us in church this week and...
VIDEO: Living a Transparent Life

VIDEO: Living a Transparent Life

This is Jeff. Jeff struggles with porn. And insecurity. And smoking. Jeff lives a grace-filled transparent life. This video is preview of one of the stories from our upcoming resource called ‘Bold.’ More to come soon! Want updates? Sign up for our newsletter.
Capturing Truth on Film

Capturing Truth on Film

Yesterday we filmed an interview for our upcoming resource called Bold. The person we interviewed is Jeff Fowler. You may remember Jeff from a Freedom Begins Here video where he talked about his struggle with pornography. Jeff did an amazing job in the interview yesterday. He spoke truth. Many of...
'BOLD' - A preview of our first project!

‘BOLD’ – A preview of our first project!

Update: Someone who believes strongly in the message of Transparent Ministries has committed to match up to $2,500 toward the completion of the “Bold” resource! With this match in place we will be able to give the “Bold” resource away free of charge. What an awesome opportunity to see lives...
Partnership with CURTIS Band

Partnership with CURTIS Band

During the month of May the leaders of Transparent Ministries met with members of the CURTIS band.  We discussed our vision and mission to reach individuals with the heart and freedom of living a transparent life.  Over the past three years, the CURTIS band has been reaching people with the...
Love vs. Lust

Love vs. Lust

I recently spoke at my home church about Transparent Ministries and how God is leading us. I have received many responses to this message. Today I received a hand written note from a person that I believe listens and hears from God very well. She sent her message to support...
VIDEO: What is Transparent Ministries?

VIDEO: What is Transparent Ministries?

Hear from Brent and Bryson why we decided to start Transparent Ministries, what we’re doing, and how you can get involved! Trouble with the video? Try watching it on YouTube
Jeff's Story

Jeff’s Story

This a powerful story of transparency and accountability from Freedom Begins Here. Jeff has seen some hard times in his life, including an addiction to pornography that destroyed two marriages. In this video, Jeff talks candidly about the renovation process in his own life, how God created something good out...
Change Your Life Take Risks

Change Your Life Take Risks

How Taking Risks Can Change Your Life If you look back over my life, you will see a person who has played it safe and who has had a nice life, most of the time. Yet, I always wondered why some people appeared to be more willing to do things...
Can You Be A Culture Changer?

Can You Be A Culture Changer?

Can You Be A Culture Changer? Intriguing question, isn’t it? Can you be a culture changer? We, at Transparent Ministries, believe you can. If you are like many of us, who are dissatisfied that church is not a “safe” place where you can be honest and real, then we invite...
Those who love you...

Those who love you…

‎”Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” -Anonymous
What is Transparent Ministries?

What is Transparent Ministries?

We are a group of individuals who believe God is calling us to live transparent lives. Over the last three years we were involved with a ministry called Freedom Begins Here, which addressed the issue pornography within Christians lives.  As we spoke and interacted with thousands of individuals, and hundreds...
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Power of Forgiveness

This week I had a discussion with an individual who is dealing with someone who has had bitterness in her life for over 35 years.   As the conversation progressed it was clear she had not moved from what had transpired in her life years ago.   It was sad because she knew she had missed something...

Getting Your Attention

I recently decided to refresh my knowledge on statistics regarding pornography use by children 18 years old and younger. I visited Covenant Eyes‘ website for the latest information.  I will make one statement that will stagger you as it pertains to how big this problem is.  In 2010 Covenant Eyes released a report on this...

God’s Time

This last week I met a friend at a restaurant and below is the story of what happened during our meeting.  It is powerful story of God’s timing in our lives.  We both walked away saying God doesn’t do anything by accident. God’s Time I entered the restaurant flustered and angry at myself. While I...

Transparent Ministries 2011 Year in Review

I am one of those who believe it is good to look back and see what has happened over the course of a year.  I find it helpful to reflect on the good and the bad of our lives to see how we endured the challenges and how we saw God’s hand in everything.  I’d...

What might my life might look like if…?

Over the past few years I found myself wondering things like, “What if Abraham had believed without wavering when God told him he would be a father of many nations— would he have felt fear for his life and had Sarah tell Pharaoh they were brother and sister? Or if Rebecca had truly believed God...

Taste and See That the Lord is Good!

In January of 2012, I will have known Jesus as my Lord and Savior for 32 years. Since 1998 I’ve read through the Bible thirteen times and am currently over ½ way through it again yet I still don’t know Jesus the way I should. Most of the time I spent trying to know God...

Speaking Tour Thoughts!

Well in one week we spoke at four different locations including Southwest Baptist University, East Tennessee State University, Milligan College, and a new church called “The Gathering”. During our time we spoke with students who were deep into pornography, depression, prostitution, and crisis situations. Each of these individuals will have a story and journey to...

God’s Obedience and Listening to God

I received a note today from my friend John who travels to the intercity once a week to give out food and clothes to the homeless.  I have been reading his posts for about a year and they always inspire me with hope, encouragement, and a message from the “Chosen People” as I like to...

I’m Back ……. and I’m a Little Angry

A message from my friend Lauren: It has been several months since I last blogged.  Of course, all the normal excuses apply:  life got so busy once school started, there are so many other projects to be worked on, etc., etc.  But the truth is I have let the old thought patterns have free reign...

The Perfect Storm and How God Works

Today I received a message from a friend.  I just recently had breakfast with this friend who told more than 2 years ago he had a story to tell me about his life.  We met and after two and a half hours he finished telling his story to me.   He told me he had never...

Transparent Life and Seeking Restoration

One of the elements of living a transparent life is that you will face issues that you have with other people and things you have not dealt with in your own life.  This is one of the most difficult things to do but it is the most fulfilling.  I am learning that living a transparent...

Jeff’s Story on “Transparent Living”

Last Friday night and Saturday morning my little church in Hemet had their first men’s retreat at a campground in the mountains near Idlewild, California. We had a great  time of bonding, with good food and fellowship and our pastor gave a simple yet challenging message around the story of Moses at the burning bush....