Beth Booram

Contributor

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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Center for Action and Contemplation
Founded by Fr. Richard Rohr, this organization offers resources for spiritual contemplation,...
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Meditations of the Heart
This classic collection of meditations provide clergy and laity with a source of inspiration...
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Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self
This deeply theological and spiritual book aims to help readers help their true selves,...
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Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People
Written by various authors from diverse regions of the country, this book offers a unifying...
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Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
This Christian classic on spirituality describes traditional spiritual disciplines that have...
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Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
This resource sheds light on the rich rewards of a life that is filled with failure, arguing...
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The Jewish Lights Spirituality Handbook: A Guide to Understanding, Exploring & Living a Spiritual...
This resource compiles wisdom from 50 Jewish spiritual leaders meant to explore the layers and...
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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us
This reference book on Christian spiritual disciplines for congregations and individuals...
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Taize Resources
On this website, you will find reasonably priced “bundles” of Taize worship...
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Finding Our Story: Narrative Leadership and Congregational Change
This collection of essays by various congregational consultants helps congregations...
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Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time
Expanding on an earlier edition, this updated publication provides examples from Jesus' life...
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The Art of Powerful Questions: Catalyzing Insight, Innovation and Action
This 16-page booklet provides a practical framework for formulating powerful questions, skills...
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Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What
This book equips leaders with the tools to see congregational conflict through a new...
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Raising the Roof: The Pastoral-to-Program Size Transition
Easy-to-use, this resource is designed to help congregational learning teams make a transition...
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The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community
This resource offers a compelling vision for how synagogues can become vibrant spiritual...
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Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation
This book equips churches with the tools needed to start a journey towards discovering their...
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SALT Nashville: The Visual Worship Conference
This conference trains worship leaders and those in the visual worship community in inspiring...
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Art in the Christian Tradition
This web resource includes a database from The Jean and Alexander Heard Library of Vanderbilt...
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Visual Faith: Art, Theology and Worship in Dialogue
This resource examines the relationship between the church and visual imagery, introducing a...
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Visual Arts and Worship
This website, by Calvin Institute, provides a bibliography of art resources related to faith...
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Taize
This website, provided by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, gives a preview of the best...
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Worship and Visual Arts
Pinterest can help congregations organize and discover a variety of ideas related to art and...
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Discovering the Other: Asset Based Approaches for Building Community Together
This book helps congregations use Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Mapping in order to build a...
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Strategic Leadership for a Change: Facing Our Losses, Finding Our Future
This book offers insight into change, and empowers leaders to guide their congregations...
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The Hidden Power of the Electronic Church: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church
Written by a former advertising specialist turned pastor, this resource argues that...
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Church in the Inventive Age
This book looks at the historical change of the church over the past four eras and equips...
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Adapt to Thrive
This book pushes readers to view the church as an organism --- something that must survive...
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This House We Build: Lessons for Healthy Synagogues and the People Who Dwell There
This book combines organizational theory with Jewish faith values to present advice and case...
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One Church, Four Generations: Understanding and Reaching All Ages in Your Church
This book describes the various traits of the four generations that comprise today's churches,...
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Becoming a Blessed Church: Forming a Church of Spiritual Purpose, Presence, and Power
This book demonstrates what can happen when a congregation seeks God's purpose, presence, and...
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The Thin Book of SOAR: Creating Strategy That Inspires Innovation and Engagement
Written from a business perspective, congregations can apply concepts from this resource to...
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Ecofaith: Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations
This book offers a unique perspective on how a sustainable lifestyle can positively impact our...
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Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church: A Guide for Every Member
This book provides clergy and congregational leaders with a four year plan for how to grow and...
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Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions & Answers
This guidebook is designed to serve as a reference guide for commonly asked law questions...
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Web-Empowered Ministry: Connecting With People through Websites, Social Media, and More
This comprehensive guide frames the internet as a powerful took to share, teach, and connect...
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The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter
This book provides congregations with a way to create a culture of conversation based off a...
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The Business of the Church: The Uncomfortable Truth that Faithful Ministry Requires Effective...
This resource argues that responsibilities like finances and personnel are part of maintaining...
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Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money
Written by sociologists, this book expands on why American Christians are reluctant to give,...
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Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation
This organization offers resources such as a conference, blog posts, and a curriculum focused...
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The Academy for Spiritual Formation
This organization hosts a 5-day and 2-year training program focused on spiritual formation,...
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Spirituality and Practice
This web resource, Spirituality and Practice, was created to celebrate and support the axis of...
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Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
This organization offers a wide variety of programs and resources for individuals who want to...
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Institute for Jewish Spirituality
This organization provides practice-based learning cohorts, retreats, and leadership training...
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Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
This resource explores the Black Church's longstanding history with contemplative practice...
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Emotionally Healthy Discipleship
This website, based on <a href="...
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Christian Bible Studies
This easy-to-use website answers questions about the Bible and offers Bible study resources...
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Alpha
This organization provides online resources, group discussions, and courses that focus on the...
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Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
This resource introduces the reader to seven key Christian spiritual practices and exercises...
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Doing Change Differently: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach
This article illustrates the difference between problem solving and addressing issues through...
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Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work
This book walks congregational leaders through each step of a successful church merger,...
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Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church
This book addresses the future of faith in the next generation, looking at four...
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Your Volunteers: From Come and See to Come and Serve
This practical guide explains how to sustain a thriving volunteer corps by establishing a...
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Tzedakah: The Jewish Concept of Charity
This nine-part video series provides a succinct yet in-depth overview of Tzedakah.
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To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life
Divided into four parts, this resource provides a comprehensive guide related to contemporary...
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Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future
This resource draws from research and interviews to accurately depict small town America.
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ULEAD
This organization helps facilitate leadership skills through engaging activities and ropes...
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Synagogues Matter
This resources calls American Jews and synagogues to formidable change, championing the value...
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ChurchStaffing
This job search database allows congregations to post job opportunities and helps candidates...
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Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
This institute offers a unique program of customized training for faith-based organizations,...
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Megachurch Resources
If you are curious about megachurches or are involved in one, the Megachurch Resource website,...
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Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development
Based off the work of the Christian Community Development Association, this resource details...
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Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today's Families
This resource provides a primer on Jewish life and customs, describing and explaining...
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Leadership: An Art of Possibility
This DVD series contends there's a new way of leadership that invites people out of the...
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Generations
In this bi-monthly online magazine issue of Net Results, readers will find a number of related...
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Discerning God's Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church
This resource explores the step-by-step process of discernment as a way for congregations to...
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Practicing Discernment Together: Finding God's Way Forward in Decision Making
This resource offers solid instruction on effective principles of discernment in addition to...
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Pursuing God's Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups
This resource outlines how congregations can become a discerning community together, arguing...
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When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet: Stories and Reflections for Congregational Life
This resource challenges leaders to cultivate a new kind of leadership --- one that relies on...
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Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction
This resource provides clear and practical instructions on how to form and conduct a spiritual...
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Smart Church Solutions
This company assists congregations in planning, building, and managing their facilities.
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Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary
This organization provides a variety of leadership development opportunities, including...
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Reinventing Sunday
This organization offers numerous resources related to Taize worship, including workshops,...
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The Chalmers Center
This organization trains local churches to empower poor communities to overcome cycles of...
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The Fund Raising School
This school, which is part of Indiana University, offers one-time courses and certificate...
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The Taize Community
This website represents the Taize community, offering information regarding the history of...
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The Transforming Center
This organization offers retreats for Christian leaders focused on spiritual formation themes...
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The Clearness Committee: A Communal Approach to Discernment in Retreats
This article describes the Quaker practice "clearness committee" and instructs the reader in...
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Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI)
This organization offers training for congregational leaders to learn to listen and be...
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Chasing Sacred Air: A Common Sense Guide to Energy Efficiency in Sacred Buildings
This resource helps congregations take the first steps towards becoming more energy efficient...
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