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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.

I cannot imagine just how I did life before!

Tiptoeing Around the Edges of Burnout

By Transforming Center | December 13, 2018 | 0

My Transforming Community (TC) experience began with plenty excitement, anticipation and my soul tiptoeing around the edges of burnout. Fifteen years of pastoral ministry alongside raising a young family had…

LEADERS WHO ALLOW GOD TO WORK IN AND THROUGH THEIR LIVES "FROM THE CENTER OUT" MAKE THE GREATEST IMPACT IN THE WORLD.

Championing a new reality for the body of Christ and its leaders

By Ruth Haley Barton | December 5, 2018 | 0

Your gift creates “ripples of transformation” in our communities and beyond. When people allow God to work in and through their lives ‘from the center out’ they are leading from…

The Gift of Waiting

By Ruth Haley Barton | December 23, 2004 | 0 Comments

God comes like the sun in the morning—when it is time. We must assume an attitude of waiting, accepting the…

Gratitude for Ordinary People

By Ruth Haley Barton | November 23, 2004 | 0 Comments

“And they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” Matthew 1:23 As we emerge from Thanksgiving week…

Are You Dangerously Tired? Exploring the Symptoms and Sources of Spiritual Exhaustion in Ministry

By Ruth Haley Barton | October 23, 2004 | 10 Comments

“Because we do not rest we lose our way. Poisoned by this hypnotic belief that good things come only through…

The Transforming Leader: Giving the Best I’ve Got

By Ruth Haley Barton | September 23, 2004 | 0 Comments

Spiritual transformation has become quite the buzzword in Christian circles today. The good news is that it speaks to our…

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