Churches of every size, shape, and kind have already made Go-N-Do their source for enhanced learning resources.
“I really feel like this not only can improve people’s lives, it can change the Church. It’s practical, it happens outside Sunday mornings, and it speaks to real issues that everyone faces.”
Pastor Becomes Neuroscience Advocate
Becky Przybylski knew that her way of doing ministry would forever be different. “I never anticipated that I would leave parish ministry to help spread the word about accelerated learning. But when I saw the way it changed people’s lives and spirituality in one group after another, I knew what I had to do.”
Six years before, Becky had met with Bob Beer, a Christian businessman who had put to work an accelerated learning tool called “Deep Practice” in his book editing business. “We were growing so fast we needed new editors all the time, but before we used Deep Practice, it took 8-10 months to train a new editor. Suddenly we were able to train editors in only 8-10 weeks, and they were more effective than ever.”
Bob had read about the neuroscience behind Deep Practice in a book called The Talent Code. It explained how this method had been used to turn ordinary people into experts almost overnight, in applications as diverse as singles tennis, and playing the violin.
When Bob sold his business, he began to wonder why no one had ever applied Deep Practice to Christian discipleship. He formed SDG Publishing with several pastors and theologians to produce a new set of “practices” to help Christians with their everyday struggles, such as anxiety, grief, and relationship conflict.
Bob asked Becky’s church to help him test the new practices. She had never seen anything like these new tools, so she was skeptical but curious. She took the new practices to two ladies’ small groups.
“The first two groups back in 2013-14 came together surprisingly easily, and the women were excited to try something other than a traditional Bible study. It took a while to get into the rhythm of reading the stories, making our lists, and working through the steps of the process at home. Then we’d come back together to share our hurdles and our breakthroughs,” said Becky.
The groups started out using Go-N-Do’s Forgiveness practice to work individually through long-held hurts from family members, friends, and others. “They had all heard for years that they were supposed to forgive but had never known how. I saw it in their faces—this was changing their lives, and they wanted to do more.”
Becky has tested every Go-N-Do practice since then, providing valuable suggestions and direction to the Go-N-Do development team. So when Bob approached her to become a liaison to other pastors for the Go-N-Do practices, Becky accepted almost immediately.
“I really feel like this not only can improve people’s lives, it can change the Church. It’s practical, it happens outside Sunday mornings, and it speaks to real issues that everyone faces. I’ve seen skeptics become believers, and churchgoers become committed Christians.”