Reimagining Churches. Empowering Mission.

Reimagining churches by discerning what God is doing in their midst and providing resources and tools to join in God’s work.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. - Isaiah 43:19

Our purpose is to equip local churches to be strong, so that transformed people and communities live out God’s mission.

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership in Turbulent Times

with Ruth Haley Barton

For: Evangelical Covenant Church Pastors and Leaders

What: A Workshop on Taking Care of Our Souls During Times of Transition and Stress

When: February 2nd or 4th from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Central (Choose One)

Where: Zoom

Cost: $35 Per Church Team

Registration: Begins January 4, 2021. Click on the link below for the session that you prefer.


Ruth Haley Barton is founding president/CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of clergy, Christian leaders and the congregations and organizations they serve. A sought-after teacher, retreat leader and spiritual director trained through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation (Washington D.C.) and The Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership (Nashville, TN), Ruth has served on the pastoral staff of several churches including Willow Creek Community Church.

Educated at Northern Seminary and the University of Loyola Institute for Pastoral Studies, Ruth has authored numerous articles and books including Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups; Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry; Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation; Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence; and Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God.

Ruth has been a student, a practitioner, a teacher and a leader in the area of Christian spirituality and spiritual formation for over twenty years and as the founder of the Transforming Center, she leads the two-year Transforming Community experience, guiding full-time ministry people in learning and practicing sacred rhythms in their personal and leadership lives.


Mary Hendrickson, Interim Director of Congregational Vitality