Season 4: Episode 3 | The Practice of Paying Attention

Don’t wait till you’re headed into a collision to recognize the need to pay attention. Ruth shares a funny, but sobering example. In this episode Ruth and Steve discuss practices to help leaders pay attention to their life in leadership, and you will find encouragement in Steve’s faith building experience of learning to page attention to the spirit’s leading. Get an inside look at the Transforming Center and the Spirit’s leading where a lot of people where paying attention.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership (Chapter 4)

Strengthen the Soul of Your Team!

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.
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Burning bushes … It’s been a struggle, but I’ve realized that one of the things God is doing through my wife’s diagnosis with early Alzheimer’s, and her withdrawal from being conversational, is that he is inviting me to the quietness before him that I’ve said for a long time that I desire. I need to see and respond in this holy ground God is creating. Thank you for the words that highlighted this for me.

As I did my first read of Episode 2, by the end I had tears in my eyes just thinking of all the ways I may have missed an encounter with God while ridding the Ferris wheel of ministry “duties”. Working so hard to get everything done on time so no-one is offended by my tardiness. Time for a “time out”. I want to hear from my Lord! Thank you so much for this insightful ministry.

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