Since Mercy launched the Keys to Freedom study in 2017, Mercy Multiplied Outreach Services have received testimonies from hundreds of men and women whose lives have been touched by this study.
2020 marked a special landmark for Keys to Freedom- the first-ever virtual Keys to Freedom teachings! With events canceled, people stuck at home, and a rising sense of national anxiety, our Outreach team decided to offer a free 8-week virtual series called the Keys to Freedom Boot Camp.
“When we chose to host the Keys to Freedom Boot Camp in the spring, it was our way to give back to people in a time when so many were isolated and having things come to the surface that they needed to deal with,” says Erin Gentry, Assistant Director of Outreach Services.
From April 7th to May 26th, every week, one of Mercy’s staff hopped on Facebook Live to teach on topics like hearing from God, renewing the mind, and healing life’s hurts. Over 750 people registered to be part of this online series! Participants received homework for the week via email, watched sessions, and had questions answered by one of our trained Outreach staff.
“I have loved this study so much! It was right on time! I enjoyed the growing community that was along with it in the comments section! Each week I took pages of notes to look back on, and it always lined up with what God was showing me each week. Thank you so much!” – Emily, KTF Boot Camp participant
“This course is really blessing me… I live in Australia, and Mercy doesn’t have any campuses down here, and I had never heard of Mercy until I was watching a Joyce Meyer Sermon where Nancy Alcorn was a guest talking about some of the work Mercy does. For the longest time, I was looking for something that guides me and helps me to delve deeper into my relationship with God, unearthing some fears that I have harbored for so long that they have become normal. God really does know what we need. You guys are touching loves all over the world.” -Tafa, KTF Boot Camp participant
After seeing how impactful the Boot Camp was, our Outreach team immediately set to create another opportunity for people to engage online with this life-transforming content. In August, they launched the official Keys to Freedom Teaching Series!
“What we found is that these teachings were not just needed during the extreme isolation at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, but these teaching videos need to be available all of the time!” explains Erin Gentry, “We chose to host the Keys to Freedom Teaching Series, again through Facebook Live, but with a couple of changes from the Boot Camp.”
“One main difference is hosting these as one-off teachings rather than an 8-week series,” she continues, “This way people can commit to one teaching without the pressure of needing to attend all eight. The other thing we are doing differently is creating high-quality recordings so all the teachings can eventually be available for purchase. After the video, we have a great Q&A conversation at the end of every teaching – these are really fun times to spend together on a Thursday evening.”
We are excited to see how the Lord moves through more and more Keys to Freedom online trainings and in-person studies! If you would like to join our ongoing virtual Keys To Freedom Teaching Series, then visit our Facebook group to register. You can also lead your own Keys to Freedom study with our special resources, including the Leader Guide, weekly videos, and more! Visit our Keys to Freedom web page to get involved.