Practicing Discernment Together: Finding God's Way Forward in Decision Making

by Lon Fendall, Jan Wood, and others. Barclay Press, 2007.

This resource offers solid instruction on effective principles of discernment in addition to case studies that illustrate the discernment process.


principles of discernment, several case studies, how to enter and best cooperate in a discernment process, frequently asked questions, checklists for before and after meetings

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • Measure where you are in the discernment process by utilizing the checklists before and after meetings.
  • Reflect on ways to apply the principles of discernment in various congregational settings by studying this resource with clergy and lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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