Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton
BONUS: Ask Ruth #3 Excerpt

BONUS: Ask Ruth #3 Excerpt

October 7, 2021

BONUS: Ask Ruth #3 Excerpt

 

In this bonus episode, we want to share another excerpt from our most recent Ask Ruth episode.  Every month we release bonus content to our patrons through Patreon. In our Ask Ruth series, patrons get the opportunity to submit questions for Ruth to answer. Ask Ruth #3 covered questions specific to season 13 of The Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast | Invitations from God. In this excerpt, you can hear Ruth share what she thinks are the most important invitations for pastors to respond to right now.

 

The Ask Ruth series is available to patrons at both the $5 and $10 levels. Patrons at the $10 monthly level also receive regular Beyond the Episode content when the podcast is in season. These episodes take the conversations from The Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast to deeper and more personal places.

 

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BONUS: A Conversation about Becoming a Transforming Church

BONUS: A Conversation about Becoming a Transforming Church

September 23, 2021

In this special bonus episode, we are sharing a conversation with Biz Gainey, a pastor and long-time Transforming Community alum, about his experience leading a Transforming Church. The Becoming a Transforming Church Retreat has equipped him and his team to foster a community that gathers around the presence of Christ for the purpose of spiritual transformation so that they can discern and do the will of God. Biz shares the practices and disciplines his church uses for spiritual formation and how they have served him and his congregation in the midst of challenges facing many churches today.

 

If you are interested in attending the upcoming Becoming a Transforming Church retreat on November 1-3 find out more here.

 

To sign up and receive special promotional pricing exclusive for podcast listeners email podcast@transformingcenter.org

 

The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

Season 13: Episode 12  | Invitations from God: Invitation to the Most Excellent Way

Season 13: Episode 12 | Invitations from God: Invitation to the Most Excellent Way

September 8, 2021

On this last episode of season 13, listen as Ruth and Adele discuss God’s invitation to the most excellent way: love. Using 1 Corinthians 13 as a guide, they examine the counterfeits of love as well as love’s litmus tests.  We close with an opportunity to reflect on all the invitations covered in this season and ponder which one God might be nudging you to explore more deeply.

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

 

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Music Credit:

Yesterday Today Forever: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store) 

 

The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 11  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Remember

Season 13: Episode 11 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Remember

September 1, 2021

In this week’s conversation, Ruth and Adele explore the invitation to remember. They discuss how we remember, the forces that shape our narratives around our memories, God’s invitation to allow our memories to uncover truths about the present day, and the discipline of remembering God’s goodness and faithfulness. God’s invitation to remember, both the good and the bad, can be a catalyst for healing in our lives.

 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

The Healing Presence by Leanne Payne

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 10  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Pray

Season 13: Episode 10 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Pray

August 25, 2021

In this episode, Ruth and Adele use the Lord’s Prayer to examine God’s invitation to prayer. They share what God is currently calling each of them to as it pertains to prayer. How does the “Our” in the opening line “Our Father” call us to “a seismic shift in orientation” and what does it mean to bring God’s kingdom to earth inside of us as we pray? Adele closes with practical ways to incorporate prayer into the margins of your life.

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

Guerrillas of Grace by Ted Loder 

Engaging a transforming conversation around policing in America (Beyond Words Blog post)

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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Music Credit:

Grace and Peace: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store) 

 

The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 9  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Wait

Season 13: Episode 9 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Wait

August 18, 2021

This week Ruth and Adele discuss God’s invitation to wait. They process the difference between good waiting and bad waiting and ask what waiting exposes in us? The two also examine when waiting is avoidance, particularly as it pertains to justice and how to discern when to wait and when to act. Finally, they also look at what invitations to wait God might have for the church as we come out of the pandemic. 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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Music Credit:

Springs of Living Water: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store) 

 

The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 8 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Forgive

Season 13: Episode 8 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Forgive

August 11, 2021

The invitation to forgive is one of our most weighty invitations, as Ruth and Adele will explore. In this conversation, they will put some definitions around forgiveness, reconciliation, and how our narratives and facts are involved when it comes to the process of forgiveness. They share wisdom for when forgiveness is needed but not offered and close with tangible support for pastors to enter into their own process of forgiveness as they untangle the many wounds they may have received in this difficult season. 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson 

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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Music Credit:

Grace And Peace: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store) 

 

The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 7  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Admit I Might Be Wrong

Season 13: Episode 7 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Admit I Might Be Wrong

August 4, 2021

The invitation in this episode may be our most challenging yet: God’s invitation to admit I might be wrong. Why is it so hard to admit that we may be wrong and how does shame keep us from this invitation? Ruth and Adele discuss the invitation to teachability, confession, discerning when to allow space to be wrong and when to speak up for what is right, and more.

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 6  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Weep

Season 13: Episode 6 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Weep

July 28, 2021

In this week’s episode, Ruth and Adele discuss God’s invitation to weep. Listen as the two cover the gift of tears, as well as what makes it hard to weep. As we come out of the pandemic it may be easy to miss this invitation in favor of celebrating our ability to return to the many things lost in the last year. Why should leaders create awareness and space to name these losses and mourn them? What practical things can we do to help us grieve? 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

Season 13: Episode 5  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Rest

Season 13: Episode 5 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Rest

July 21, 2021

In this episode, Ruth and Adele respond to God’s invitation to rest. They acknowledge the fears and cultural rewards that keep us from resting and examine what freedoms we might have found during the pandemic that we want to carry with us into a new season as it pertains to rest. And finally, they discuss soft addictions that prevent true rest and provide practical disciplines to help us respond to this very important invitation.

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Barna article about groups returning to church (or not) after pandemic (barna.com)

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

Support the podcast by joining our revamped patron program over on Patreon. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.

 

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The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!  

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