Soul Sabbath

What a week for Leadership Transformations! We’re celebrating our 7th Ministry Anniversary with several exciting gatherings with our team and lots of friends of our ministry…a Leadership Enrichment Event with Mark Buchanan focusing on our “Spiritual Rhythms” and the seasons of our soul; a Soul Care Mini Retreat focusing on “Discovering the Rest of God” with our friends at Grace Chapel; and a Celebration Reception for our donors and friends – wow, God has been so good to us, and we give HIM all the glory, honor and praise!
Earlier this week I spent a day on “Soul Sabbath” with some of our Gordon-Conwell seminary students. A day-long retreat where we enjoy silence and solitude in community. A great way to practice listening to God, His Word, His creation, His gifts of love and life. It’s awesome how bonded a community of relative strangers can become in shared silence and solitude. I’m amazed each and every time!
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge,” Psalm 62: 5-8.


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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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