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Reflections on the Soul of Leadership

Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection provides spiritual guidance and encouragement for those seeking to be in God for the world.

Pastor Joseph Nieves

Joe’s story: The impact of a Transforming Community in the life of a pastor

By Transforming Center |

Pastor Joseph Nieves (TC16) shares how he found the Transforming Center and the impact Transforming Community 16 had on his personal life and his ministry. After 20 years of ministry,…

Epiphany: A Dangerous Journey

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Originally published in 2020 this reflection feels as timely as ever. “The Christian of the future will either be a mystic or will not exist at all.” —Karl Rahner Lectionary Calendar…

Advent resource written by Ruth Haley Barton

Updated Advent Reflections For Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary

By Transforming Center |

This beautiful 40 page Advent resource written by Ruth Haley Barton is designed to help individuals, spiritual friends, small groups…

Advent Liturgies for Families

By Charity McClure |

Growing up, I remember the anticipation leading up to Christmas. I remember the surprise of gifts, I remember the joy of…

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Transforming Center Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

By Transforming Center |

The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced on August 19, 2021 the accreditation of Transforming Center of Wheaton, IL.…

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Discovering Transforming Worship: Our Journey in Community

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Rory and I go way back. We met when we were both on staff at Willow Creek in the late…

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Transforming Center welcomes Executive Director and creates new position, Director of Strategy and Programs

By Transforming Center |

Following a significant search characterized by disciplined discernment, the Transforming Center board is thrilled to announce Rev. Cole Griffin (TC2)…

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Transforming Worship: Communal, Experiential, Formative

By Rory Noland |

“For worship to be as glorious as it should be, for it to lift people out of their mundane cares…

Invitation to Solitude & Silence Licensed to SPCK Publishing

By Transforming Center |

Invitation to Solitude and Silence now has released in the United Kingdom and is now part of the growing list…

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Sane Rhythms of Work and Rest in Your Life as a Leader

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“We are blessed with inner rhythms that tell us where we are, and where we are going. No matter, then,…

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