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Reflections Along the Way

From the Desk of Steve Macchia

Guard your heart … it's the wellspring of life (Prov. 4:23) --this was the theme of our 9th Anniversary Celebration, and it's captured my prayerful reflections ever since. Now, as we enter the season of Advent, it's all the more important. We need to guard, protect, and watch over our hearts or they will become captive to the materialism all around us. If we become consumed by shopping, decorating, entertaining, baking, and running ourselves ragged, we will miss the powerful meaning of Advent. Instead, our prayer for you and yours is that the wellspring of your life will be sustained and enriched by the presence and power of Jesus. His miraculous conception and birth into this world displays His incarnation into our hearts as King, Lord, and Savior.  May the final verse of the hymn, "Lift Up Your Heads" by Georg Weissel serve as an encouragement to your guarded heart, "Redeemer, come, with us abide; our hearts to thee we open wide; Let us thy inner presence feel; thy grace and love in us reveal."  May your heart be adorned with peace and love and joy as the Savior of the world draws near. From our home to yours … a blessed Advent, joyful Christmas, and happy New Year to all!

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Sign Posts on the Trail
LTi Ministry Highlights

LTi Celebrates 9 Years!

We had a wonderful celebration at Hope Christian Church, Winchester the evening of November 10 with 160 ministry partners in attendance and Mindy Caliguire addressing the crowd.  We give God all the glory for the ministry He’s been building for 9 years!  This video that was debuted that night: A Year of Transformation.  Also, check out our 2012 Annual Report.

Selah Cohort #5 is in full swing with 24 current interns coming together from all over the US to study and practice .  The program already has 28 graduates.  Enrollment for the fall 2013 cohort is now open!  Take a look at this brief Introduction to Selah to see if this program might be right for you or someone you know.

Emmaus: Spiritual Leadership Community, has just completed the second fall residency with 23 participants who are now half way through the program.  Are you a Christian leader in need of spiritual community that reinforces rest, prayer, silence, solitude, and reflection?  You might take a look at these two video testimonies to see if they’re speaking your language: Iain Whitfield | Dan VanHorne  We’d love to have you join Emmaus in 2013!

The Season of Giving
It’s that time of year where giving brings such joy – and we want you to be filled to overflowing with joy!  As you consider your favorite charitable causes to give to this December, would you please remember Leadership Transformations?  Every gift makes a difference for this lean, agile organization and we would love your help in furthering the mission of cultivating vibrant spirituality in Christian leaders. Give Online.

Resources for the Journey

Popular December Resource:
Advent Retreat Guide!

We’ve got everything you need to plan an Advent-themed retreat.  Included in this download: Retreat orientation and instructions, half-day schedule, worship outline, and 6 spiritual formation handouts. 

Group and Individual versions available. 

Check out these additional Retreat Guide Topics as well–six additional unique themes.

  • Reclaiming Rest and Renewal
  • Sabbath
  • Meditating on God’s World
  • Spiritual Discernment
  • Lent
  • Pentecost

Check out for great gift ideas including over 150 Spiritual Formation Books organized into 19 distinct spiritual formation categories (fulfilled through Amazon).  Happy shopping, Happy reading!

Reflective Reading “Touch Points” on several formation disciplines and topics, such as:
  • Silence and Solitude
  • Listening to God
  • Forgiveness
  • Intimacy with Christ
  • Sabbath
  • Prayer
  • Contemplative Bible Reading ... and much more!

Published books, articles and devotionals
authored by LTi staff members, CD’s, DVD’s
and MP3 audio resources

Over 150 Spiritual Formation Books in 19
distinct categories (Amazon Store):

  • General Prayer Guides
  • Prayer
  • Sabbath Rest
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Personal Identity
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Spiritual Reading & Listening Prayer
  • Intimacy with Christ
  • Personal Discipleship
  • Spiritual Direction/Friendship
  • Spiritual Discernment
  • Spiritual Living
  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Spiritual Classics

Online Church Health Assessment Tool (CHAT)

A listening exercise for congregationsand leadership teams


Family Health Assessment
Assisting the local church in building strong Christian families


December 2012

Newsletter from Leadership Transformations

Toll Free: 1.877.TEAM.LTi
LTi Executive Team
Stephen A. Macchia
Founder and President
Rick Anderson
Senior Vice President
Kevin Antlitz
Executive & Research Assistant
LTi Ministry Team
Ellie Beatty
Spiritual Formation Associate
Diana Bennett
Director of Spiritual Leadership
Communities & Consultant for Small
Group Leadership Training
Susan Currie
Director of Selah & Spiritual Formation Associate
Greg Mahoney
Website & Software Developer
David McKiel
Sage Paik
Graphic Designer
Richard Plass
Spiritual Formation Associate
Matt Scott
Ministry Development Associate
Warren Schuh
Church Health Coach & Consultant
Jeremy Stefano
Spiritual Formation Associate
Liz Whitfield
Accounts Receivable Manager

David Wu
Spiritual Formation Associate- Houston


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Houston, TX 77242



LTi’s Vision
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.

LTi’s Mission
Our mission is to cultivate vibrant

spirituality and attentive discernment

among Christian leaders and teams.

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