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LTi Turns 10!

On July 1, Leadership Transformations turns 10! It's hard to believe a decade of service to the body of Christ is now behind us … and the future that awaits is brighter than ever! As we turn the page into our 11th year of ministry, we are devoting Monday, July 1 as a DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER for Christian leaders and teams. If you'd like to join us, please consider the following:  FAST for one meal, half of your day, or a full 24 hours. PRAY for the leaders and teams that you know the best and love the most (from your church;  local, national or international ministries; your business or other network). Ask the Lord to quicken the hearts of His leaders to attend to the Word of God, the whispers of God in prayer, and the will of God in fulfillment of their vision and mission. Inquire of the Lord as to ways you can come alongside these leaders and teams to aid, encourage, or equip them in their areas of service. Invite the Spirit of God to refresh and renew you in the various places you are leading others toward Christlikeness and into the fulness of the abundant life. As you pray, keep a journal of your thoughts, reflections, readings, and prayers. If you're willing, please share with us about this experience so we can all be encouraged by your prayerful commitment to leaders and teams within your reach. God bless you as you engage with us in this most important way … on this day of festive celebration and joy!

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Sign Posts on the Trail
LTi Ministry Highlights

LTi Turns 10 Years Old on July 1.  Join our team in a day of prayer, fasting and gratitude for all that God has done over the past decade. We are committing this day to pray especially for leaders and teams as they provide much needed soul nourishment for the body of Christ.

Save the Date! November 16, 2013 we’ll be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in style at the Newton Marriott with special guest Philip Yancey. Please let us know if you'd like to be included in the invitation list!

Selah…our Spiritual Direction Certificate Program is FULL for our new 2013-2015 cohort. Join us in praising God for the fabulous response to this growing ministry!

There’s Still a Spot Open for YOU at Emmaus: Are you yearning to join a community of leaders who share a deeper journey of listening and discernment?  Then Emmaus is for you!  We are now accepting online applications for Fall 2013. Check out these video testimonials.


Silencio. We've been receiving rave reviews about our new free monthly resource, Silencio. Since it's release, we've sent out helpful 2-page spiritual formation suggestions on topics such as Silence and Solitude, Humility, Attentiveness, Confession, and Rule of Life. If you're not receiving this and would like to, please send an email to

Resources for the Journey

Check out the following articles:

Steve Macchia wrote an article for Conversations Journal, on the heels of the Boston bombings on April 15, entitled "Boston Strong: When Fear Grips the Heart of a City"

John Pearson recently reviewed our Retreat Guides in his weekly reflections, entitled "Rat Race Antidote"

Featured Resource:
Meditating on God's World

We’ve got everything you need to plan a Spiritual Discernment themed retreat for yourself or your team.  Included in this download: Retreat orientation and instructions, half-day schedule, Touch Point: Discernment, 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
  • Advent
  • 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


June 2013

Newsletter from Leadership Transformations

Toll Free: 1.877.TEAM.LTi
Formation | Discernment | Renewal
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
Warren Schuh
Church Health Coach & Consultant
Jeremy Stefano
Spiritual Formation Associate
Liz Whitfield
Accounts Receivable Manager

David Wu
Spiritual Formation Associate- Houston


LTi New England

PO Box 338
Lexington, MA 02420
LTi Colorado Springs
PO BOx 64530
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-4530


LTi Houston
PO Box 42535
Houston, TX 77242



LTi’s Vision
Our vision is for local churches and

Christian organizations to be filled with

leaders who place spiritual formation, discernment and renewal above all other leadership priorities.

LTi’s Mission
Our mission is to cultivate vibrant

spirituality and attentive discernment

among Christian leaders and teams.

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