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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...

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Congregations learn well when they slow things down.

Creating a sense of urgency makes sense when striving to get ahead in a capitalistic economy, but it isn’t always helpful for congregational...

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Large the way of discernment leaders

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.

Large the way of discernment participants

This study guide engages small groups in a 10-week consideration of discernment, helping congregational groups determine where the spirit of Christ might lead them.

Large spiritual discovery

This user-friendly resource encourages congregational leaders to use the Spiritual Discovery Method for decision making, promoting open and honest questions in order to practice discernment.

Large practicing discernment together

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

Large pursuing gods will together

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

Large leadership and listening

This concise book presents a research-based analysis of the relationship between the processes of congregational leadership and spiritual discernment, giving congregations the tools to reflect...

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The Circle Way is a modern-day adaptation of an ancient council method of decision-making. This booklet applies the Circle Way to modern congregations as a way to foster open conversations.

Large discerning gods will together

This resource explores the step-by-step process of discernment as a way for congregations to make spiritually-based decisions.

Large the soul of the congregation

This resource calls on readers to analyze the soul of their congregation --- what makes up their history, values, and traditions --- to begin a process of discernment.

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This article describes the Quaker practice "clearness committee" and instructs the reader in how to conduct this meeting for the purpose of discerning an important decision or resolving a...

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