Apr 25 2023


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.

Online via ZOOM

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


Mark Buchanan

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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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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.

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