By practicing discernment in relation to a challenging issue of importance to all present, a group learns how to conduct business and resolve group issues in a mode of prayerful listening that draws members into a closer relationship with God and one another even when the issue is divisive. These programs are based on the book Grounded in God.
Grounded in God retreats: Learning to Conduct Meetings Using a Discernment Approach
Consensus building workshops for decision-making bodies: Church Governing Boards (such as Parish Councils, Vestries, Synods, and Dioceses), Non-profit Boards, Christian Education committees, Search committees, Church commissions.
Spiritual Conflict Resolution: Opening the Ear of Your Heart
Creates a safe atmosphere for participants to become open and vulnerable to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit as they wrestle with a divisive issue that confronts them.
Mission Statement Workshops: To Discern Mission and Develop a Mission Statement
Prayerfully engages a congregation or a governing board to discern the voice of God through its name, its history, its geographic location, the needs of its members, and the needs of the wider community.
Prepares a search committee to conduct its business in a God-centered way using the principles of spiritual discernment.
Discernment Listening Guidelines Retreat: Cultivating a Culture of Deep, Prayerful Listening
Equips leadership and develops a strategy for establishing Discernment Listening Guidelines as group norms for a congregation.
Spiritual Grounding for Strategic Planning: A Day of Preparation to Use Spiritual Discernment for Planning
An evening-morning-afternoon workshop that teaches the principles of spiritual discernment to all who will be engaged in a strategic planning effort.