Pursuing God's Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

by Ruth Haley Barton. InterVarsity Press, 2012.

This resource outlines how congregations can become a discerning community together, arguing that churches need a different decision-making process compared to businesses.


how to become a discerning community, how to practice discernment, individual spiritual transformation

Best For

Christian clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discuss insights from this resource as a team and consider ways to apply this text to your congregation's decision-making process.
  • Take the first steps towards becoming a discerning community by initiating individual spiritual transformation.

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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