I know a pastor who chooses a theologian to study in-depth every year. In 2013, he chose Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He read Life Together, Ethics and Letters and Papers from...
A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.
I want to note a subtle correction...
The priest stands in the sanctuary. He is near the front pew, facing the back of the sanctuary looking at a tall stained glass window. The image is abstract – it is bright, blue, red and orange....
This resource challenges leaders to cultivate a new kind of leadership --- one that relied on the ancient practices related to spiritual direction.
This resource provides clear and practical instructions on how to form and conduct a spiritual direction group so that individuals can experience what it means to be listened to by others.
This organization offers training for congregational leaders to learn to listen and be attentive, including a retreat, spiritual leadership communities, and a certification in spiritual...
This leader's guide goes hand-in-hand with "Way of Discernment, Participant Guide." It equips leaders to explore the process of discernment as a way to seek direction in mission discovery.
This downloadable workbook outlines a process of prayer, discernment, conversation, and reflection to help boards and congregations adapt to changing needs inside and outside the congregation.
This organization offers online training, coaching, and spiritual direction for congregational leaders to provide support in times of trauma or tragedy.
This resource seeks to optimize the impact of short term mission trips on young people by helping participants connect their travel experience to their ongoing life of faith.
This resource provides a theological framework in addition to practical suggestions to offer spiritual direction for worship leaders in the form of guiding principles.
This resource turns towards scripture for inspiration and direction related to humanity's role in creation stewardship, specifically looking at the current environmental crisis.
This book provides spiritual direction and practical tools to address causes of climate change, including concrete steps to nurture the planet.