When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet: Stories and Reflections for Congregational Life

by Gil Stafford. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.


This resource challenges leaders to cultivate a new kind of leadership --- one that relies on the ancient practices related to spiritual direction.


spiritual direction, leadership, fostering safe spaces, listening skills

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Challenge your ideas and beliefs on what true leadership looks like by studying practices of discernment and listening.
  • Discuss this resource and how its practices can be applied to your congregation by studying this book during a leadership retreat.

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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