Pursuing God s Will Together

Pursuing God s Will Together

Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more fitting model—the spiritual community that practices discernment together.

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: IVP Books

ISBN: 0830835660

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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2013 Logos Book of the Year in Spirituality/Devotional Meetings can sap our energy, rupture community and thoroughly demoralize us. They can go on forever with no resolution. Or they can rush along without consensus just to "get through the agenda." What if there was another way? Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more suitable model—the spiritual community that discerns God's will together. In these pages you will discover personal and group practices that will lead you into a new way of experiencing community and listening to God together.
Categories: Religion

Pursuing God s Will Together

Pursuing God s Will Together

I highly recommend Pursuing God's Will Together for leaders, teams and organizations.” DR. BRUCE MCNICOL, president, Truefaced, Inc. “Pursuing God's Will Together is a powerfully convicting and timely book for those of us who are fully ...

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830869787

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more fitting model—the spiritual community that practices discernment together.
Categories: Religion

Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest

Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest

Ruth Haley Barton offers hard-won wisdom regarding rhythms of Sabbath, grounds us in God's intentions in giving us the gift of sabbath, and provides practical steps for embedding Sabbath rhythms into our churches and organizations.

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9781514002643

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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For pastors and leaders, the possibility of living in balanced rhythms of work and rest feels elusive. Ruth Haley Barton offers hard-won wisdom regarding rhythms of Sabbath, grounds us in God's intentions in giving us the gift of sabbath, and provides practical steps for embedding Sabbath rhythms into our churches and organizations.
Categories: Religion

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

In this expanded edition of her spiritual formation classic, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls.

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830874170

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In this expanded edition of her spiritual formation classic, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Barton explores topics such as facing the loneliness of leadership, leading from your authentic self, reenvisioning the promised land and more.
Categories: Religion

Gospel Portraits

Gospel Portraits

Reading Scripture as Participants in the Mission of God K. Rex Butts ... Barton, Pursuing God's Will Together, 38, “Groups determined to pursue God's will together must begin by focusing on the dynamic of spiritual transformation ...

Author: K. Rex Butts

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666737165

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Many people realize that the cultural landscape of North America has shifted significantly. With such changes, new challenges for how churches live as a proclamation of the gospel have and continue to emerge. These challenges are related to the church’s participation in the mission of God and particularly how local churches live faithfully to God while remaining relevant to such challenges. Because Scripture is revered as God’s word, this matter also pertains to the way churches read Scripture, since the Bible does shape how churches embody the gospel. Gospel Portraits addresses the intersection of mission and hermeneutics for churches within their local contexts. Believing the gospel calls the church to follow Jesus and bear witness to the kingdom of God, this book proposes that churches should read the Bible as a Christ-centered and kingdom-oriented narrative. This reading of Scripture allows churches to reimagine how they might embody the gospel within their local contexts. Discerning what a contextual embodiment of the gospel involves, churches portray God’s new creation in ways that are coherent with the biblical story and relevant to their local context. In doing so, churches live as Christ-formed and Spirit-led communities portraying the gospel.
Categories: Religion

Glory Pursuing God s Presence

Glory  Pursuing God s Presence

There has to be a place where the church gathers together and seeks God. ... to linger from one day to the next, and so, we want to have an atmosphere, a sacred place and a sanctuary reserved, so God will stay and dwell with us.

Author: Bill Vincent

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 9783969317907

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Bill Vincent is an ordinary man with an extraordinary God. If what has happened to him is as great as he tells his story, then you know it will be visitations from above like no other. This book, Glory: Pursuing God's Presence, is one of three book series that are all about finding God and His presence. One day in 2008, Bill pressed into God with the attitude like I am going to get something from God. In so many ways, he was much like a wining child trying to get a toy from his parent. The feeling Bill felt that day was like being rescued in the desert after days with no drink. What began to happen to Bill has changed his life forever. Bill got to a place he couldn't wait to press in. It was like a romance between him and God. He was now in love with God. Bill would run up the stairs like I couldn't wait any longer to be with Him.
Categories: Religion

Invitation to Retreat

Invitation to Retreat

Seasoned spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton gently and eloquently leads us into an exploration of retreat as a key practice that opens us to God, guiding us through seven invitations to retreat.

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830846467

Category: Religion

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When we choose retreat we make a generous investment in our friendship with Christ. Seasoned spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton gently and eloquently leads us into an exploration of retreat as a key practice that opens us to God, guiding us through seven invitations to retreat. You will discover how to say yes to God's winsome invitation to greater freedom and surrender.
Categories: Religion

Pursuing God s Call

Pursuing God s Call

God is asking Abraham to leave everything he's ever known—his local neighborhood, his home, his country, his friends— to go on a long-term faith adventure in a foreign land. But in return, God makes an interesting promise, that he will ...

Author: Tom Lin

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830866007

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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In this new Urbana Onward minibook, Urbana director Tom Lin tells the story of his transformation from a success-driven Harvard student to a global pioneer of Christian campus ministry. He emboldens the next generation of global missionaries to enter a life of uncertainty and risk in expectation of radical blessings from God.
Categories: Religion

Sacred Rhythms

Sacred Rhythms

Drawing on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of spiritual disciplines, Ruth Haley Barton takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ...

Author: Ruth Haley Barton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830848751

Category: Religion

Page: 0

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Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Drawing on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of spiritual disciplines, Ruth Haley Barton takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.
Categories: Religion