Date

Apr 25 2023
Expired!

Time

Eastern Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An Introduction to Spiritual Discernment: Practicing a Preference for God (FREE Webinar)

Spiritual discernment is often equated with good decision-making, but within a Christian context. In this webinar we will expand the definition of spiritual discernment by beginning with “discerning God” as Creator, redeemer, and sustainer of our lives. What does it mean to “practice a preference for God” in all aspects of our life and service to others? It begins with noticing God, acknowledging his presence, power, and peace. In this webinar we will explore the topic of spiritual discernment from a biblical, personal, and practical perspective. Join us for this enlightening conversation.

Join us for this free Zoom webinar as our panelists discuss discipleship and spiritual formation.

Note: This event will be recorded and available for viewing on our website several days after the event.

LOCATION:
Online via ZOOM

DATE/TIME:
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
– 45 minutes of panel discussion
– 15 minutes of Q&A

HOST & PANELISTS INCLUDE:

Mark Buchanan

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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Macchia is founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI), a ministry serving the spiritual formation, discernment, and renewal of leaders and learners since 2003. For more than 20 years he has been the Director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Ministry Program. From 1989-2003 he was the president of Vision New England, the largest regional church renewal association in the country. Earlier in his ministry life, Steve was a member of the pastoral staff of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts for 11 years. He is the author or co-author of 17 books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective), and Crafting a Rule of Life, Becoming A Healthy Church (LTI), and Broken and Whole (IVP).  He and his wife Ruth live in the Boston (MA) area and are the proud parents of two married children and grandparents to three adorable grandchildren. Steve’s personal website is www.SteveMacchia.com.

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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Mark Buchanan

Mark Buchanan

Abide Guest Speaker

Mark and his wife Cheryl live in Cochrane, Alberta. He is associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary. They have three adult children. Mark is a pastor, teacher, and speaker. He enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and motorcycles. He is the author of ten books, including most recently the novel David: Rise (Book One of trilogy on the life of King David), and God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul.

Full bio at markbuchanan.net

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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.