Where does spiritual formation fit in the life of the local church?
"I envision a Holy Spirit—empowered Church led by spiritual leaders who invite others to discover spiritual maturity together in a spiritual community where spiritual friendships practice spiritual conversations that uphold and affirm spiritual transformation for all, ultimately leading to spiritual renewal—the making of 'little Christs' to light up the world with the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit — in our lives, communities, and throughout the world."
Dr. Stephen A. Macchia
Founder and President
CHAT (Church Health Assessment Tool) is a ministry resource of Leadership Transformations, Inc (LTI).
Our vision is for local churches and Christian organizations to be filled with leaders who place spiritual formation and discernment above all other leadership responsibilities.
Our mission is to cultivate vibrant spirituality and attentive discernment among Christian leaders and teams.
It's all about leadership...transformed from the inside out.
Our calling is the spiritual transformation of leaders and teams. Transformation takes place over time, but the internal condition of the leaders'
soul must be right. The greatest transformation comes during times when we quiet ourselves long enough to listen attentively ... to God, to one
another, and to what's stirring in our hearts.
At LTI, we seek to increase the "attentiveness quotient" within individuals and teams — for the deepening of their souls and greater vitality in their service. We cultivate vibrant spirituality and attentive discernment through the following offerings:
- Soul Care Retreats and Soul Sabbaths
Overnight and day-long experiences of Sabbath rest and Biblical, prayerful reflection
- Spiritual Leadership Communities
Leaders sharing the journey of spiritual formation for personal and ministry development
- Spiritual Formation Groups
Small groups of leaders committed to growing together in Christlikeness
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Pierce Center for Dicisple-Building
- Spiritual Direction
Soul care conversations (one-on-one sessions) and
Selah - Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction
- Spiritual Discernment for Teams
Team care retreats and specialized consultation services for church and parachurch ministries
- Spiritual Health Assessments
Church Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) — a holistic, biblical church health survey
Family Health Assessment — in collaboration with Focus On The Family
Team Health Assessment Tool (THAT) — In development
Individual Health Assessment Tool (IHAT) — In development
- Spiritual formation resources
Our store - books, CD's, event registration and downloadable PDF retreat guides and reflective readings
Published articles - articles written by LTI staff published in various journals, magazines and online sources
Bibliography - compilation of other recommended spiritual formation resources