First Love

An Online Course with Dana Candler

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Rekindle Your First Love

Jesus is worthy of a love that burns in the likeness of His love for us, but threats to our passion for Him come with the storms and setbacks we face. This online course, based on Dana’s new book, First Love, will help you discover how to overcome the enemies of holy passion and tangibly experience His love. When you do, He will consume your heart with thriving joy, delight and passion for Him, burning bright all your days.

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“My prayer for you is that you will deeply encounter the God who draws near and kneels beside you, wherever you are on the path of holy passion, stirring the embers of your love—awakening in you such a depth of hunger and burning faith that cannot be quenched no matter the floods that arise, until the glorious Day we see His face.” — Dana Candler

Cost of $79 Includes

  • Video Sessions
      • Ten Instructional Videos (15-minute lectures setting up the recorded class discussions that follow)
      • Six Class Discussions (45-minute recordings of live classes with Dana Candler)

    Class notes
    Gain insight with the detailed notes provided by Dana Candler that go hand in hand with each class discussion.

    Reading Assignments
    Dig deeper through First Love with reading assignments that correspond to the five modules.

Encountering the Bridegroom God who Loved You First

We love God because He first loved us and the call back to first love is first a call back to Jesus Himself—to the Bridegroom who is jealous for all of our love.

Repenting of Unbelief and Recovering Your Passion

Desperate, God-awakened desire is part of loving Jesus. Your hunger is holy and the Lord wants you to embrace full, vulnerable desire for Him wherever unbelief or lack of trust has stifled your love.

Searching for Treasure in Your Friendship with Jesus

The Lord gives the deep riches of the beauty of His Son based on the measure of your appetite for Him. How closely in love and friendship do you desire to walk with Him?

Strengthened in Your Fervency through the Body of Christ

Your love for Jesus is intricately connected to your relationships with others. The greatest miracle of a forgiving, fervent love, stronger than accusation and betrayal, is our glorious destiny together.

Burning Together in Faith and Love Until He Comes

Jesus the Bridegroom will bring forth His Church into mature love, in affectionate holiness before Him and in undying love for one another—a love unsurpassed and unquenched, burning brightly in the darkest night.

Dana Candler

Prayer Director, International House of Prayer University

Meet the Author

Dana Candler lives in Kansas City with her husband, Matt, and their four children. She and Matt serve on the leadership team at the International House of Prayer. She is also a speaker and Bible instructor at International House of Prayer University. Her passion is to see the church fully alive in a deep love for Jesus. Dana is the author of five books, with her most recent being First Love: Keeping Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold.


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Watch the Free Course Preview!

Watch Dana Candler lead a free preview that highlights the key teaching points she addresses in the full five-week course. Check out the video to gain help in How to Keep Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold and learn more about what the course will involve.

Take a Gap Year to Pursue God.

Prioritize time to lay biblical and spiritual foundations that shape how you think, live, and relate with others. It is vital to take a season to set the groundwork for education, career, marriage, parenting, and all God has for you!