What is the impact of the Transforming Community in the life of a pastor?
Note: What does transforming leadership look like in the lives of leaders? The Rev. Robert Whinnen, Lead Pastor at Bauer Community Fellowship in Hudsonville, MI, shares how his involvement in a Transforming Community® has impacted his ministry.
“It had been a long time since I felt connected with the presence of God in my life beyond what I was doing for others. Through the Transforming Community, I experienced the grace of being in community with others who held me before God long enough so that my soul came out from hiding. I now understand what it means to live and to lead from the level of my soul.
I now teach and offer things to others that I myself am experiencing in my own life. For over 23 years of pastoral ministry I tried and tried to assimilate people into my plan/vision for them. Now, I desire to invite members of the body to develop a pattern of attitudes, behaviors and practices that gives the Holy Spirit space to transform each of us into living in community with Jesus.”
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