When Leadership And Spiritual Direction Meet

Author: Gil W. Stafford
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566994489
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Modern church leaders need to cultivate innovative and creative leadership skills, as they navigate today’s post-Christian world, and as their congregations look to them for insight and guidance. Gil Stafford takes a fresh look at this vital need, drawing upon his experience as a college coach, university president, and parish priest, and interweaving them with ancient spiritual practices found within the discipline of spiritual direction. Personal anecdotes help the reader envision their own life-transforming pilgrimage, as they develop into the type of adaptive leader that churches need in today’s rapidly changing world. This book challenges church leaders to foster sacred safe space, holy listening, silence, and wisdom storytelling, in order to create a discerning church community. These techniques of spiritual direction can be applied to every aspect of the church, from small group studies to conducting parish business. Gradually the leader will be able to delegate some of his responsibilities to the congregation, liberating them to be leaders, and rescuing him from trying to be all things to all people.

Small Group Leadership As Spiritual Direction

Author: Heather Parkinson Webb
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310864100
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Don’t just LEAD a small group, DIRECT it. Members of your small group look to you for answers. They bring their raw questions and intimate needs to you, looking for wisdom and understanding. How can you encourage your group to consider the Holy Spirit’s voice?“Spiritual direction is an ancient art of being with another person in relationship with God,” writes author Heather Webb. This time-tested practice requires that you remain attentive and open to divine interactions you might otherwise miss. Field-tested through the author’s years of experience, Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction will help you:- Avoid common small-group pitfalls- Take on difficult questions- Speak God’s words into others’ lives- Deepen your group’s desire for GodThe exciting discipline of spiritual direction allows you to create a space in which the Holy Spirit can move among your group. As you begin to discern Christ’s call in the lives of others, you will see your ministry with a new perspective and uncover new ways to direct your group, not just lead it.

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Hearings

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The Soul Of Tomorrow S Church

Author: Kent Ira Groff
Editor: Upper Room
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The American Ecclesiastical Review

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Finding Spiritual Direction

Author: Douglas D. Webster
Editor: Intervarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830813759
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The Oxford Handbook Of Methodist Studies

Author: William J. Abraham
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607436
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With the decision to provide of a scholarly edition of the Works of John Wesley in the 1950s, Methodist Studies emerged as a fresh academic venture. Building on the foundation laid by Frank Baker, Albert Outler, and other pioneers of the discipline, this handbook provides an overview of the best current scholarship in the field. The forty-two included essays are representative of the voices of a new generation of international scholars, summarising and expanding on topical research, and considering where their work may lead Methodist Studies in the future. Thematically ordered, the handbook provides new insights into the founders, history, structures, and theology of Methodism, and into ongoing developments in the practice and experience of the contemporary movement. Key themes explored include worship forms, mission, ecumenism, and engagement with contemporary ethical and political debate.

The Universalist Leader

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The Youth Group Meeting Guide

Author: Richard Bimler
Editor: Group Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780936664170
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Gender And Religion

Author: Caroline Walker Bynum
Editor: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780807010082
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Meet The Gang

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New Trends And Developments In The World Of Islam

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The Christian Leader

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Expressions

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Anglican Spiritual Direction

Author: Peter Ball
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ISBN: 081922670X
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An overview of the distinctive Anglican tradition of spiritual guidance, looking at five centuries of history alongside an analysis of contemporary practice.

Wicca Covens

Author: Judy Harrow
Editor: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806520353
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A wiccan high priestess with a master's degree in counseling offers real-life case studies and examples of what has worked--and what hasn't--in forming a coven.

Religious Leaders Of America

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Editor: Gale Group
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This reference by noted scholar J. Gordon Melton provides more than 1,200 detailed biographical profiles of the contemporary and historical men and women responsible for influencing American religion. Features a comprehensive index and a religious affiliation appendix.

Friends Intelligencer And Journal

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Incline Your Ear

Author: Chad R. Abbott
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506465846
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Incline Your Ear: Cultivating Spiritual Awakening in Congregations introduces faith communities and individuals to the centuries-old principles and practices of spiritual direction. Spiritual direction, as Chad R. Abbot and Teresa Blythe practice and teach it, emphasizes four aspects of the faith journey: becoming more aware of the presence of the Holy in our daily lives, reflecting on that awareness and deepening our relationship with God, discerning where God is leading, and sharing our spiritual gifts with the world. Abbott and Blythe also share simple ways to evaluate the outcomes of spiritual awakening: "fruits of the Spirit." As a middle judicatory minister and spiritual director who work with clergy, lay leaders, and congregations around issues of spiritual life and energy, the authors long for churches to become vital spiritual communities that meet the needs of people right where they are. They strive to nurture congregations where pastors don't have to do it all; where members are equipped to share their gifts with one another; where leaders rest easy, knowing the board has discerned the vision well; and where all discover the rich array of spiritual food Christianity serves. In these complex and confusing times, the authors extend to us an invitation and hope: "Incline your ear... that you may live." As communities of faith study and experience Incline Your Ear together, they will find new ways to be in love with God and listen to the Spirit.