Independent Faith Development
bE a hAMMER
PURPOSE | JESUS | FREEDOM
A community of Christ-followers who are discovering freedom in faith apart from church buildings and professional Christians.
A pursuit of freedom and independence - It is to our shame that people who have been in church communities their entire lives still feel unequipped to live out their faith, share the hope they have in Christ, and feel the freedom to develop Christ-honoring communities with those around them. We're here to end that.
We're committed to humility, service, and equipping the saints for love and good works. We believe deeply that Christ has individual callings for every one of our lives...let's put that belief into action.
WHat PEOPLE SAY
"Thank you for putting together this incredible video series! I've only just begun but it has been a great opportunity for me to connect with my sister in a different way. You. Are. Funny! The questions...are thought provoking and don't allow me to just sit in my current beliefs, but reflect on how I got here." - Michele
"After a lifetime of going to church and feeling guilty for all the ways that I didn't measure up, for the first time in my life I can say...and really mean it...'God is good.' There is so much freedom here." - Madison
how to Get involved
20-part video series
-Done at your pace - independently driven - do it alone or with others - sets the foundation for the 52-weeks of live teachings
- a year of stand-alone teachings made to develop independence in one's faith to live out calling
The 20 PART SERIES
Part 1: 5 Sessions
Why and how our views of God may have nothing to do with Jesus.
Part 2: 10 Sessions
What would Jesus be like if we sat across the table from Him with a cup of coffee? What would make Him laugh? What would make Him angry? What would make Him proud?
Part 3: 5 Sessions
Finding your own personal calling from the Intimate Person of Jesus.
You'll receive a Digital Workbook to download and work through to complement each session.
What happens when a people-pleasing, genuine lover of Jesus marries an independent, hyper-driven, lover of Jesus with keen discernment?
Be A Hammer
Though Jacob founded "Be a Hammer", it is so much more than him. It is the collective conversations of hundreds of ministry professionals. Its thousands of hours of study and prayer. It's the encouragement of teams, individuals, and the Spirit. It's the sure knowledge that though people are fleeing from churches, God's Kingdom cannot stop advancing. It's the absolute belief that we will each individually stand before Jesus and be asked whether we did what He asked us to do.
Its the courage to reject much of our experiences and expectations in order to let God re-write our understanding of Himself, His heart, and His desire for our lives individually and His Kingdom collectively.
As Paul reminds us..."For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Let each one take care how he builds upon it" (1 Corinthians 3:10-11).
- Jacob Peterson
Have Questions? We're here to help!