All the Lord has Done: Sharing Stories of Transformation

“I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness, from the great congregation.”  Psalm 40:9

The practice of noticing

Those of you who have been through a Transforming Community remember that on the last retreat there is a chance to share with the community what the experience has meant for you. This is a powerful time for noticing and declaring all the Lord has done in our lives and hearts over the past two years.

As each Transforming Community comes to an end, we are always amazed at “all the Lord has done” and we often wish we could offer others a glimpse into the sharing time so they could hear the stories for themselves. While it is not possible or appropriate to open up that time to the public, we are asking if you might be willing to capture a bit of your testimony in writing so we can share it with the greater Transforming Center community.

For the inspiration of those who are already on the journey and those who have yet to embark…for the encouragement of those who give so generously to make this ministry possible…for the declaration of God’s faithfulness and salvation…would you share your story with us in writing?


Yes, I would like to share my story

Yes, email me a reminder


A year of celebration

We are amazed to be preparing for Transforming Community 14 and it is filling up fast! Starting in February through the end of this year, we will be celebrating all the Lord has done by sharing stories and testimonies from each completed community. We hope these stories will inspire you to continue going deeper in your relationship with God, draw you into celebration of all the Lord has done, and encourage you to partner with us in all He has yet to do!

Watch for the opening story in February as we celebrate the very first Transforming Community.

Grateful to be with you on the journey,
Ruth Barton
Ruth Haley Barton and all of us at the Transforming Center

Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth (Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary) is Founder and Chief Essence Officer of the Transforming Center. A teacher, seasoned spiritual director (Shalem Institute), and retreat leader, Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life including Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms, Life Together in Christ, Pursuing God’s Will Together, Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Invitation to Retreat, and Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest (Oct 2022).
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