Jan 13 2021


Eastern Time
10:00 am - 12:30 pm



Spiritual Practices: Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection

Why practice the spiritual disciplines in the first place? And, what “means of grace” are most meaningful to the committed Christian today? In this workshop we will unpack the importance of our “prayer closet” and reconsider the most basic practices that lead to spiritual renewal. Each of the three, Scripture, prayer, and reflection, have ancient and timeless roots well worth our consideration. In a retreat-like format, we will introduce them for the health and vitality of your soul.

Online via ZOOM

Wed, Jan 13 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Steve Macchia


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"What was most helpful? There was a lot about this that I loved. The image in my head of three rocks in a jar. The excellent dive into Lectio Divina. But most helpful was that you sent us back a second time to our prayer closets to do ten more minutes of focus, and for me, that was helpful because it felt like God moved me past the self-condemning tape that played in the first 10 minutes, and instead gave me focus on friendship with Jesus."
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"The content was excellent. The resources will be used in the future. I particularly enjoyed the breakout groups. The length of time for the workshop was just right. All in all, a great session. Again. You guys are really good at what you do!"
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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

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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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.