Spiritual Exercises for Church Leaders is a dynamic leadership program aimed at the growing number of new church leaders--lay ecclesial ministers, parish volunteers, diocesan agency heads--along with pastors and deacons and those charged with transmitting the faith. The program, which grew out of the Church Leadership Program of the Woodstock Theological Center, starts with an emphasis on gratitude, the foundation of spiritual growth, and then moves through the steps needed for authentic leadership. Readers, alone or in groups, are encouraged to examine concepts such as being attentive, exploring, discerning, and being responsible, supported by the spiritual insights of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Bernard Lonergan. Benefits of this program: --facilitator's guide and participant's book all in one volume. --field tested in a number of settings. --extends a proven program to a wider audience.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Spirituality --- A Pearl of Great 7 (4)
Being Attentive 37(13)
Exploring (Being Intelligent) 50(12)
Being Responsible 78(8)
Select Bibliography 95