The meandering way : leading by following the spirit / Gary A. Shockley ; [foreword by N. Graham Standish.]
By: Shockley, Gary A.
Contributor(s): Standish, N. Graham.Material type: TextPublisher: Herndon, Va. : Alban Institute, 2007Description: xv, 128 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781566993425; 1566993423.Subject(s): Christian leadership | Holy Spirit | God -- OmnipresenceLOC classification: BV652.1 | .S56 2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-128).
Introduction : sailing in the desert. Learning to meander -- The meandering way. Learning to drive ; So what's driving you? ; Discovering the meandering way ; Jesus, a model meanderer ; From heartache to hope ; Questions for reflection -- The spirit's leading. Getting our clocks and compasses in sync ; Getting lost ; Can you hear me now? ; When you encounter a fork in the road ; When opportunity knocks ; Discernment ; Unless God is with us ; Questions for reflection -- Get a life! Meeting ourselves for the very first time ; Less is more ; Learning to say no ; Jesus, our role model for spiritual health ; The value of spiritual direction ; Getting a life through effective self-care ; Questions for reflection -- Keeping life real. In search of authenticity ; Keeping the church real ; A worldwide struggle to be real ; Seeing ourselves in the mirror ; A real earful ; Learning to lighten up ; Following our dreams to become real again ; Questions for reflection -- Becoming a spirit-led leader. Driven leadership leads to spiritual dehydration ; Hitting rock bottom ; Spiritual leaders are made, not born ; Blooming where we are planted ; Getting to know the congregations we lead ; Good leaders were once great followers ; Good leaders are guided followers ; Spirit-led leaders guide others along the way ; Spiritual leadership comes from a heart centered in God ; Going on ; Questions for reflection.