New Podcast Season | Season 3: From Decision-Making to Discernment in Community

It is 2018 and we are excited to be back with Ruth Haley Barton and Transforming Center friend and Transforming Community (TC6) alum, Steve Wiens. In this episode Ruth and Steve dive right into the topic of pursuing God’s will together, and Ruth begins by defining the heart of spiritual leadership. Is discerning together just for the big things? Why is Jesus always healing blind people? What happens when leaders stop paying attention? What are the four types of blindness we easily fall into? These are just a few of the questions Ruth and Steve discuss.  The episode ends with some awesome questions that will rock your leadership.

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Listen to the Season 3 teaser episode for a discount code and make plans to join us in March for our Pursuing God’s Will Together Retreat.

Mentioned in this this podcast:

Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups (Intro and Chapter 1)

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Transforming Center

We desire to see churches and Christian organizations become communities of authentic spiritual transformation – and that begins with transforming leaders. We seek to strengthen the souls of pastors and leaders, equipping them to guide their churches and organizations to become spiritually transforming communities that discern and do the will of God in their settings. Read more about the Transforming Center.


  1. Rick Mastroianni on February 6, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    This is so timely. We are using “Pursuing God’s Will Together” as a guide for our pastoral search team. Is there any way to get transcripts of the podcasts? We have an integrated deaf and hearing congregation so we want to make the podcasts accessible to our deaf teammates also.

    • Jeffery James on February 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      I am sorry we don’t have a transcript service available at this time.

  2. Laura Waits on February 4, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Excellent resource for ministry leaders… thank you.

    • Jeffery James on February 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks. I would love it if you would rate and review on iTunes or wherever you subscribe. It helps us reach more leaders.

  3. Kellie on February 3, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I appreciate your definition of discernment. I enjoy the e newsletter and am looking forward to more podcasts.

    • Jeffery James on February 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks. We only send an email about the podcast when launching a new season. If you don’t want to miss an episode, subscribe in iTunes or on Podbean or visit our blog. We publish new episodes on Wednesdays. Enjoy the journey.

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