Pursuing God's Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

Pursuing God's Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

by Ruth Haley Barton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830835669
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 05/18/2012
Series: The Transforming Center Set
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 316,445
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ruth Haley Barton (DD, Northern Seminary) is founding president of the Transforming Center, a spiritual formation ministry to pastors and Christian leaders. A trained spiritual director (Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation), teacher and retreat leader, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches, including Willow Creek Community Church. A sought-after teacher, preacher and consultant to leadership teams, she is currently adjunct professor of spiritual transformation at Northern Seminary.

Educated at Wheaton College, Northern Seminary and Loyola University Chicago Institute for Pastoral Studies, Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, including Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Sacred Rhythms, Longing for More and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. She is also the author of an online resource titled eReflections, spiritual guidance via e-mail. She contributes regularly to Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Heart of Spiritual LeadershipPart One: Becoming a Community for Discernment
1. Learning to See
2. Beginning with Spiritual Transformation
3. Leaders Who Are Discerning
4. Community at the Leadership Level
5. Values that Undergird Community
6. Practices for Opening to God Together
7. Practices for Listening to Each Other
8. A Covenant That Protects CommunityPart Two: Practicing Discernment Together
9. Get Ready: Preparing for the Discernment Process
10. Get Set: From Decision Making to Discernment
11. Go! Discerning and Doing God's Will Together
12. But Does It Work?
Appendix 1: Leader's Guide
Appendix 2: A Biblical Perspective on Spiritual Transformation

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