When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet Stories and Reflections for Congregational Life February 23, 2017 By Collegeville Institute Gil W. Stafford Rowman & Littlefield, 2014 Modern church leaders need to cultivate innovative and creative leadership skills as they navigate today’s post-Christian world and as their congregations look to them for insight and guidance. Stafford takes a fresh look at this vital need, drawing upon his experiences and interweaving them with ancient spiritual practices found within the discipline of spiritual direction. This book challenges church leaders to foster sacred safe space, holy listening, silence, and wisdom storytelling in order to create a discerning church community. Gradually the leader will be able to delegate some of his or her responsibilities to the congregation, liberating them to be leaders, and rescuing him or her from trying to be all things to all people. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.