Life After: Finding strength and spirit in unexpected change

Life After: Finding strength and spirit in unexpected change

by Anna Mitchell Hall

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Overview

Change is inevitable. Make it transformational. Life After is a guide for facing life change without fear, embracing changes and transitions, and finding spiritual wisdom in unexpected and even unwelcome change. Life After is perfect for anyone facing change in their lives or faith. Using research from brain science and transformative learning, Life After offers an approach to life change that goes beyond mere persistence and towards true transformation. Life After includes strategies and spiritual practices to help make change a transformational experience. This practical guide is designed for anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to use times of change to grow in spirit and faith. Praise for Church After: Finding Transformation in Unexpected Change "A must-read for everyone leading a group through navigating change in ways that lead to meaning-making and transformation." - Rev. Lawrence Tanner Richardson, Pastor, Author,&Leadership Coach "This is a wonderfully practical and insightful guide that is a necessary addition to the ministry bookshelf." - Asher Syed, Reader's Favorite Book Reviews "Presents a path forward for church leaders and the faithful alike, with recommendations for guiding and supporting congregations in this new era. " - Self-Publishing Review


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737560432
Publisher: Cane Mill Press
Publication date: 11/30/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 132
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Anna Hall is an ordained Baptist minister who has coordinated programs and conducted research in churches, nonprofits, and universities. In her work as Director of Research and Development for ConvergenceUS.org, she draws on the latest research from across the fields of religious practice, organizational development, and adult learning to inform product development and implementation that supports the needs of pastors and churches. She holds a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, a Master of Public Administration from Valdosta State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where her research focused on congregations experiencing a change in pastors.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Challenge of Change

The Power of Change

Interlude: Rhythms of Change

Celebration and Ritual

Reflection

Discernment and New Direction

Interlude: Practices

Acceptance

Mindfulness

Sabbath

Interlude: Challenges and Considerations

Grief

Shame

Change and Your Family Life

Community

A Quick-Start Guide to Facing Change

Cultivating Change Readiness

Conclusion

Finding Transformation in Unexpected Change: A 30-Day Journal

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