Pursuing God's Will Together by Ruth Haley Barton

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Note from Wes: We are including this book in our list as it is a key book for helping a group of people discern what the voice of God is together. Often we go and seek God individually but how then do we discern what God is saying as a group.

Here is the blurb on the book:

Leadership that is Spiritual

Is it possible to come away from a board meeting feeling refreshed and inspired? Is it possible to make decisions as a team in a deeply powerful way? Is it possible to be guided not by secular business models but by God?

In Pursuing God's Will Together, Ruth Haley Barton provides a trustworthy process that enables Christian leaders to actively seek God together. Based on her experience as a well as consultations with pastors and other church leaders, the step-by-step guidance, personal reflection questions and community practices will help your leadership team become a community for discernment.

  • Introduction: The Heart Of Spiritual Leadership
  • part One: Becoming A Community For Discernment
  • 1. Learning To See
  • 2. Beginning With Spiritual Transformation
  • 3. Leaders Who Are Discerning
  • 4. Community At The Leadership Level
  • 5. Values That Undergird Community
  • 6. Practices For Opening To God Together
  • 7. Practices For Listening To Each Other
  • 8. A Covenant That Protects Community
  • part Two: Practicing Discernment Together
  • 9. Get Ready: Preparing For The Discernment Process
  • 10. Get Set: From Decision Making To Discernment
  • 11. Go! Discerning And Doing God’s Will Together
  • 12. But Does It Work?
  • Gratitudes
  • Appendix 1: Leader's Guide
  • Appendix 2: A Biblical Perspective On Spiritual Transformation
  • Notes
  • Resources