Danny E. Morris, Charles M. Olsen
Bible study, research, and fieldwork merge in this book of practical principles for decision making by spiritual discernment. The step-by-step approach can be used to help any size group learn a new way to make decisions—a way that is interactive, spiritual, and rooted in faith practices and community. Small groups, committees, church boards, church leaders at all levels, and seminary professors will find this book valuable.
This is a revised and updated version of the book, originally published in 1997. This new version inclused revised and updated material, as well as a new introduction by Charles Olsen.
“This new and updated version of Danny Morris and Chuck Olsen’s classic and seminal work will be a blessing to any group committed to seeking God’s will together.”
—Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center, and author of Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups
“In the missional renewal of the church today, few challenges are more important than examining the ways we make decisions. I’ve used the approach in this book in rich and fruitful ways, and commend it enthusiastically to others.”
—Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus, Reformed Church in America
“Many Christians are clamoring for less adversarial, more spiritual, ways of doing church business. We need to develop our skills, and for this, Discerning God’s Will Together remains our essential guide.”
—Eden Grace, Friends (Quaker) leader and consensus consultant to the World Council of Churches
“Are you seeking God’s longing for your church, committee, or personal life? Discerning God’s Will Together is an excellent resource for making decisions with God in the center.”
—Valerie Isenhower, executive director, Water in the Desert Ministries
Danny E. Morris was a pastor in Florida for 22 years, was the director of developing ministries for Upper Room Ministries for 25 years, and developed The Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation and the Five-Day Academy. He is the author of sixteen books, including Yearning to Know God’s Will.
Charles M. Olsen has 22 years of pastoral experience in the Presbyterian Church USA and was the founder of Worshipful-Work: Center for Transforming Religious Leadership. His book, Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders, was selected as one of the top ten religious books in 1997 by the Academy of Parish Clergy.
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