Transforming Resources

A Leader’s Guide to Planning for Lent and Easter

Transforming Resources: Lent seasonal books and CDs

The seasons of the church year are meant to teach us essential truths of the spiritual life. Beyond mere information about the spiritual life, they offer us the opportunity to practice some of the key disciplines of our Christian faith and to do so together in community. The Lenten resources below will guide you and your congregation…

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Transforming Center and IVP Partner to Carry on Legacy of M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

The Transforming Center is honored to steward the work of Dr. M. Robert Mulholland, Jr (1936-2015) by offering two of his most important works to a new generation of pastors and leaders as Transforming Resources®. In partnership with InterVarsity Press we will be re-releasing expanded editions of Invitation to a Journey and The Deeper Journey as Transforming Resources this spring! Based…

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NEW DVD with Dr. M. Robert Mulholland and Ruth Haley Barton

Dr. M. Robert Mulholland and Ruth Haley Barton discuss spiritual transformation in this new Transforming Resource. Ideal for use in leadership, congregational, and small group gatherings. Each segment is followed by questions for reflection and discussion, enabling you and your group to join the conversation as you pursue spiritual transformation in your setting. This compelling 65-minute dialogue…

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Q&A with Ruth About New Book Life Together in Christ

Life Together in Christ by Ruth Haley Barton

Why are community and spiritual transformation two of the most over-promised and under-delivered aspects of the church today? Ruth Haley Barton: When I hear people speak in glowing terms about their vision for community, I have my doubts. When they tell me about painful things that have happened to them in community, I am never surprised.…

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An Invitation to Walk With Christ on Good Friday

Invitation to Walk with Christ on Good Friday

Prayerfully walking through the stations of the cross is one way we can keep vigil with Christ during these holy days, and as a part of our Holy Week observance we are inviting you to keep vigil through our Stations of the Cross Prayer Guide. Traditionally, there are fourteen Stations of the Cross—most of them taken…

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First Review of Pursuing God’s Will Together

Thrilled to share with you the first review from our good friends at Hearts and Minds (Dallastown PA), a great indie bookstore with a great ministry. If you are ever out in PA, it is worth a visit. Byron writes an extensive review and I am just providing an excerpt below. From Hearts and Minds…

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Q&A with Ruth Haley Barton about new book

How is Pursuing God’s Will Together different from other books on leadership? Ruth Haley Barton: This book is designed to be a one-stop shop for leadership groups who want to shift their approach to leadership from a model that relies primarily on human decision making and strategic planning to an approach that is defined by…

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Transforming Resources for your Good Friday service

We are offering our Praying the Stations of the Cross: An Invitation To Walk with Christ by Ruth Haley Barton in a format ready to be printed for worship services. It is one of our most  requested resources; we are pleased to finally be able to offer it for churches and groups. Purchase your duplication…

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Our Favorite Resources for Lent

Below are five books we can heartily recommend as you practice Lent and create space for God during this important season of the Church year. You can access the lectionary readings here. Bread and Wine:  Readings for Lent and Easter—Penetrating readings from a variety of spiritual writers offers breadth and depth of insight on the…

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Sacred Rhythms DVD Curriculum reviews

Below are some early reviews of the new Sacred Rhythms DVD Curriculum. Don’t miss the special offer Zondervan is offering until May 5th. From Byron Borger on the Hearts and Minds bookstore blog Sacred Rhythms: Spiritual Practices that Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Life DVD  Ruth Haley Barton (Zondervan) $31.99 book and DVD study pack.…

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New Sacred Rhythms DVD Curriculum coming soon

Our first DVD curriculum, Sacred Rhythms: Practices that Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Life (Zondervan), will be available in late March. Based on the book, Sacred Rhythms (available from interVarsity Press), Ruth Haley Barton offers teaching and spiritual direction that will help you introduce spiritual formation to your congregation by actually guiding them in…

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