Enjoy this newsletter from Leadership Transformations | Edition: September 2018
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REFLECTIONS ALONG THE WAY

From the desk of Steve Macchia
Dear Steve,

Leadership Transformations is officially 15 years young (as of July 1) and I’m happy to report that we are thriving in every respect, thanks be to God!  The unique footprint of LTI in the landscape of spiritual formation ministries across the country continues to widen, with offices in Massachusetts, Colorado, Texas, and increased presence in Arizona. Additionally, our ministry team, program offerings, and most importantly, the impact of our ministry in the hearts and lives of leaders and teams continues to deepen. And, we are profoundly grateful to the Lord for the joy of serving together “for such a time as this.” What you are about to read in this issue of our e-newsletter will encourage your heart and equip your life with all that LTI has to offer. Our team is grateful for YOU, our friend and partner on this amazing journey of faithful service to the body of Christ.

With joy and gratitude,

Founder & President
15 ANNIVERSARY GALA
YOU ARE INVITED!

YOUR INVITATION:

PIERCE STUDENT KICK OFF

CLASS OF
2018-2019

Deepening the Roots of
Tomorrow's Christian Leaders

As a result of the unique relationship we have with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, we have the privilege of investing in the lives of students while they are at seminary through the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building. We encourage Gordon-Conwell students to engage in intentional spiritual formation:  increasing in intimacy with Jesus Christ and maturing in Christ-like character and conduct in the context of a loving Christian community. Each year, Pierce Fellows lead spiritual formation groups committed to growing together in Christlikeness.

10TH ANNUAL MISSION TRIP TO MOLDOVA

For 10 years running, Steve Macchia and Rick Anderson have journeyed to the Eastern European country of Moldova to offer soul care and leadership development. Photos below are from July 2018.
Pastor Vitalie Fedula and wife Larisa, hosting Steve and Rick at their breakfast table (those fruits were grown and picked about 10 feet behind where Vitalie is seated).
The congregation of Jesus Savior Church in the capital city of Chisinau (pronounced Kishinow), Moldova.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE

More than half way to our goal!
ATTEND A LOCAL CELEBRATION NEAR YOU!

We are hosting a handful of smaller regional celebration gatherings during this season of celebration leading into the LTI Welcome Home gala on October 20.
Check out photos below of local celebrations that have already taken place!
 
Attendees of the Houston celebration mix and mingle with a "people bingo" challenge.
From left to Right: Steve Macchia, Jim Herrington, Jerry Edmonson, Gail Edmonson, and David Wu (Regional Ministry Director - TX).
Attendees of the 15th anniversary gathering in Colorado at the home of Ron & Catherine Mast.
Steve Macchia shares some of LTI's 15 year history of soul hospitality to Christian leaders and the critical importance of LTI's mission today.
Check out the most recent schedule and information for local celebrations here!

COME HOME,
MY SOUL

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Steve's fourth devotional is a 31-day invitation to join your heart with the prayers of God's people, recorded and preserved for us in the richness of the biblical text. To view other LTI devotionals, including Wellspring, Path of a Beloved Disciple, Outstretched Arms of Grace, and Come Home, My Soul visit the LTI store.
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In This Edition


Reflections Along the Way

S
ign Posts on the Trail

Resources for Your Journey

 


LTI Executive Team


Stephen Macchia
Founder & President

Rick Anderson
Executive Vice President

Bobby Ryu
Executive Assistant

 


LTI Ministry Team


Susan Currie
Director of Selah & Associate for Spiritual Formation

Gayle Heaslip
Spiritual Formation Associate

Sarah Leong
Communications Manager

Greg Mahoney
Website & Software Developer

Nicole Rim
Graphic Designer

Warren Schuh
Lead Church Health Coach

Suz Skinner
Spiritual Formation Associate

Jim Smith
Sabbatical Coach

Jeremy Stefano
Minister of Spiritual Formation & Director of Emmaus

Liz Whitfield
Accounts Receivable Manager

David Wu
Regional Ministry Director - TX

Ted Wueste
Senior Selah Faculty; Associate for Supervision & Nurture

 
 

Our Vision

For local churches and Christian organizations to be filled with leaders who place spiritual formation, discernment and renewal above all other leadership priorities.
 



Our Mission

To cultivate vibrant spirituality and attentive discernment among Christian leaders and teams.
 



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