Businessman and Pastor Join Forces to Launch a World-wide “Ministry of Encouragement.”

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The Abundant Life Project transforms the lives of individuals, families and organizations by helping people develop an active faith. Co-founders author book and take their message around the world. Unlikely pair is teaching others to walk the spiritual path with practical feet.

Late last October, co-Founders Dr. Jeff Standridge and Rev. Tim Kellerman launched The Abundant Life Project ( to help people live out their faith on a daily basis. “Our vision from the beginning has been to help people put arms and legs on their faith,” explains Standridge, a senior executive at a publicly traded technology company. “We want to help people experience life as abundantly on the inside as they seem to be experiencing it on the outside.”

Dubbed as a “ministry of encouragement,” the message of The Abundant Life Project is resonating with people all around the world. Since launching their website in late 2005, word of the Project has spread quickly, bringing regular visitors from Europe, Africa, China, Australia, and the Middle East, in addition to North and South America. “We now have several hundred people who have chosen to become part of our project and we maintain regular contact with them,” says Standridge.

In addition to the information contained on the website, the pair has co-authored a book entitled, The Abundance Principle: Five Keys to Extraordinary Living ( Described as a spiritual guidebook designed to lead you down the path to extraordinary living, it has been lauded by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager® and The Secret as “a book of great help to those of us who aspire to walk the spiritual path with practical feet.”

In The Abundance Principle, Standridge and Kellerman offer simple, yet profound insights and specific, practical direction for:

  •     Managing your attitude & the way you think
  •     Discovering your personal calling or purpose in life
  •     Building strong relationships
  •     Managing your finances
  •     Learning how to enjoy giving

“People want to know how their faith applies to real-life, everyday struggles,” explains Kellerman, Lead Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Conway, Arkansas. “My experience is that people want to rely on their faith, but they’re not sure where faith stops and behavior starts. We teach that both are important to experiencing true joy and personal fulfillment.”

The authors blend personal experiences and best practices from both the pulpit and the boardroom to show readers how to live an extraordinary life. Says Standridge, “Unfortunately, most of us don’t know how to live out our faith on a daily basis. We’re caught up in the rat race, being pulled in ten different directions and we just let life happen. This book demonstrates that Extraordinary Living is a deliberate style of living that lies at the intersection of faith and habit. If we want to experience true personal fulfillment, we must have an active faith, as well as a healthy command of our daily habits.”

Dr. Jeff D. Standridge and Rev. Tim Kellerman are co-Founders of the Abundant Life Project ( and co-authors of The Abundance Principle: Five Keys to Extraordinary Living ( They can be reached at 501.514.3206.


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