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.
ReLaunch DIY Workshop
Covenant Director of Church Planting
The Relaunch Cohort experience in the East Coast Conference in June of 2020 captured in these recordings--along with the accompanying slides and handouts--introduces you to a values and mission-based process for intentionally designing and launching structures, content, and follow up. Plans arise quite intentionally out of who you are, your values, and your sense of calling in your context.
Living in the Light of the COVID Apocalypse
With Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson
Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson share in this intensive workshop to both understand the meaning of our cultural moment as well as to discover appropriate ways to respond. We looked at the situation of the fragility of the prevailing forms of the church and explore alternatives; explored the importance of metanoia (paradigm shift) as the necessary response to what God is showing us in the ‘COVID apocalypse”, and a process by which church leaders can work with the Spirit to design a more adaptive and faithful future for the churches/organizations that they lead.
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership in Turbulent Times
Ruth Haley Barton
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.