Spiritual Discernment for Thriving in Change

What is communal spiritual discernment?

  • Making time and space to listen to how God is calling us.
  • Many individuals do spiritual discernment in their personal prayer life.
  • Congregations can do it communally as they consider what God might
    be calling them to be within God’s mission.

Church Innovations' Thriving in Change is a communal spiritual discernment method that

  • has been used for 25 years in congregations and larger church bodies
  • provides 90-minute meeting format for listening deeply to God’s Word and
    to one another
  • helps a group discern what God is calling a church to be and do together

Here are some short videos featuring Dr. Patrick Keifert and Dr. Pat Taylor Ellison that describe
Thriving in Change and what it can do.

Our nine Training Video Segments for Thriving in Change are here.

Our six videos introducing the Thriving in Change process are here.

Our Learning Event Package, Elements of the Thriving in Change Process, is available here.




Deep thanks to the Otto Bremer Foundation for the grant that made this website possible.