Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton
By Ruth Haley Barton
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Welcome to Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast with Ruth Haley Barton. In each 30-minute episode you will discover how forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God in the midst of leading is the best thing you bring to leadership! Visit www.transformingcenter.org for additional resources for pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve.
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 9 | Finding God in the Crucible of Ministry||This episode begins with a discussion of the kind of lonineless that is probably the hardest for a spiritual leader – when we feel God ...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 8 | From Isolation to Discernment in Community||Episode 8 highlights God’s faithfulness in meeting us in the loneliness of our leadership and how that leads to discerning together. We do an overview ...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 7 | Leadership as Intercession||Leadership opens leaders up to a whole world of pain. Moses is such a great leader because he always brings the difficulties people brought to ...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 6 | Spiritual Rhythms in the Life of a Leader||The story of Moses and Jethro brings us right into the topic of sane rhythms in the life of the leader. What are the signs ...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 5 | Guiding Others on a Spiritual Journey||In this episode Ruth and Steve start looking at the implications of the leadership journey, and how to guide others on their spiritual journey. Ruth ...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 4 | The Conundrum of Calling||This episode begins a bit differently. Instead of starting with the biblical story (Moses) Steve dives in and turns the table on Ruth, asking her ...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 3 | The Practice of Paying Attention||Don’t wait till you're headed into a collision to recognize the need to pay attention. Ruth shares a funny, but sobering example. In this episode ...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 2 | The Place of Our Own Conversion||Ruth and Steve jump right into the story of Moses and we learn why he is such a great guide for those who are in ...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4: Episode 1 | When Leaders Lose Their Souls||It was 10 years ago that Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership was published by InterVarsity Press. Last year we launched this podcast by the ...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 9 | Discerning and Doing God’s Will Together||Last episode of Season 3. Are you still listening? Listening is a huge part of corporate leadership discernment. Ruth points out the role of listening ...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 8 | Get Set: From Decision-Making to Discernment||This episode begins with a discussion of why sailing is such a beautiful metaphor for discernment. In this episode Ruth and Steve delve into what ...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 7 | Get Ready: Preparing for Discernment||We are seven episodes in and we haven’t yet talked about the practice of discerning together. Everyone knows that it doesn’t go well when you ...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 6 | Values and Practices for Being Safe Together||The truth is, sadly, that many have lost faith that a community can be a safe place. How many leadership teams talk about love in ...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 5 | Values and Practices For Opening to God Together||What is the first thing that goes when a leadership team gets busy? Does community mean two hours of checking in about how the kids ...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 4 | Community at the Leadership Level||What is corporate leadership discernment? Ruth kicks off this episode with defining each word and leads us through the movements of corporate leadership discernment. Discover ...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 3 | Leaders Who Are Transforming||Magical thinking not allowed in this episode… ok not in any episode. Steve leads by pondering whether the western church needs to make a confession. ...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 2 | Beginning With Spiritual Transformation||What is the best thing a leader brings to leadership? The answer is countercultural. Ruth makes a clear distinction between being healthy and transforming. Listen ...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Episode 1 | The Heart of Spiritual Leadership||It is 2018 and we are excited to be back with Ruth Haley Barton and Transforming Center friend and Transforming Community (TC6) alum, Steve Wiens. In ...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3: Teaser||Ruth's third season, Pursuing God's Will Together is set to come out on January 31st, 2018. Listen to this short episode to get a discounted ...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 9 | You are Witnesses of these Things||As we conclude season two, the disciples on the Emmaus Road are so excited about what has happened in and through their encounter with Jesus ...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 8 | Discerning the Presence of Christ||Ever had a conversation you wish didn’t have to end? The two disciples were so stirred by their conversation that “they urged Jesus strongly to ...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 7 | Finding Our Story in HIS Story||Jesus is on a roll now—helping the disciples on the Emmaus Road to see their story and what felt so personal to them as part ...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 6 | The Nature of the Spiritual Journey||Jesus listened long enough to the disciples on the Emmaus Road to offer a spiritual perspective on the hardest experiences of life. In this conversation, ...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 5 | Men and Women in Community||If you read the Emmaus Road conversation carefully in Luke 24, you will notice that part of the story the disciples told Jesus was that ...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 4 | Gathering on the Basis of Shared Desire||In their conversation on the Emmaus Road, Jesus created a safe space for the disciples to share their deepest desire. Getting in touch with our ...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 3 | Choosing to Listen Rather than Fix||Continuing the story of the Emmaus Road, Jesus plays dumb and models what spiritual companionship can look like. How do we become the kind of ...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 2 | Welcoming the Stranger||Jesus wants to be in your juicy conversations. Just think about it—the Emmaus Road encounter would not have happened had the disciples not welcomed “the ...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 1 | Choosing to Walk Together||Life Together in Christ: Cultivating Communities for Spiritual Transformation Many of us are carrying a lot of baggage regarding Christian community. Ruth has often commented that ...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 | A Rule of Life: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation||The final episode of Season 1: Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader. Ruth and Steve wrap up season 1 with a lively discussion ...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 | For the Sake of Others||Are you a missional or a formational organization? Steve and Ruth take on this dualism. As usual, the conversation begins with looking at Scripture, showing ...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 | The Art and Practice of Spiritual Discernment||Discernment is not a subjective woo-woo experience! Ruth begins episode 7 by explaining why discernment is an art AND a practice. This discussion highlights the ...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 | Transformation Through Self-Knowledge and Self-Examination||This podcast kicks off with a discussion of the ancient practice of the Examen. In case you are wondering, self-examination is so much more than ...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 | Honoring the Body as a Spiritual Discipline||Ruth draws from Elijah’s story to shed light on the role of the body in the spiritual life. This episode explores the connection between our ...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 | Engaging the Scriptures for Transformation||What happens to a leader’s soul when s/he only engages Scripture for ministry? Steve asks for a friend. ;) What can a pastor or leader ...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 | Prayer - Deepening Our Intimacy With God||How does Ruth respond when a pastor admits they don’t know how to pray anymore? You will be surprised. This episode is for those who ...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode | Lent : Returning to God with All Your Heart||Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Wiens begin the discussion of Lent by talking about the seasons of the church calendar. Each season has unique invitations ...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 | A Leader’s Journey into Silence and Solitude||Do you sleep with your phone? You won’t believe who has your number! Ruth and Steve talk about the challenge of technology for leaders who desire ...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 | Invitation to Retreat/Dangerously Tired||Join us on the journey of transforming leadership! What do pastors and ministry leaders tell Ruth when they know they are safe? In the very ...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Refreshing and Challenging
Ruth Haley Barton's wise words have been both refreshing and challenging to me for many years. Her podcast is no different! If you're a leader in any setting, and you want to develop sustainable rhythms of work and rest in your life, this is for you.
Is your leadership really spiritual leadership?
If you are an elder or lay leader and you have wondered, "How do I do I lead in church?". Start listening! Ruth's underlying message is simple: God's transforming work in your own life is really the best thing one brings to leadership. This podcast shows leaders how to become spiritual leaders.
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership Podcast
Ruth Haley Barton is a teacher of teachers and a leader of leaders. The content and format of this Podcast spoke to my soul.