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REFLECTIONS ALONG THE WAY

From the desk of Steve Macchia
Dear Sarah,
 
The Lenten journey to the cross with Jesus is rich with meaning and significance. This is the time of the church year when we press the pause button of our frenetic activity and focus on the humility of our Savior as he approaches the final days of his earthly life. In Holy Week we begin with the exultant raising of palm branches, then reside alongside the disciples on the streets of Jerusalem and in the Upper Room where Jesus is serving them a meal and washing their feet. From there we enter Good Friday and prayerfully watch the scorn of the crucifixion as its relived in our hearts and minds. Thankfully, we know the rest of the story, as together with believers from all nations we celebrate the risen and victorious Savior on Easter morn!
 
Lent, Holy Week, and Easter commemorate in unison the capstone events of our faith and feed the soul with life in all its abundance. I pray you will leap into the story once again and find great joy for your soul within the pages of the Scriptures, in your personal prayers and in worship with your church community. God bless you this Holy Week and Easter season – from all of us on the LTI Team.

 
Your brother in Christ,

Founder & President

SIGN POSTS ON THE TRAIL

LTI Ministry Highlights
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Selah’s curriculum is designed around two foci: we nurture spiritual direction foundational understanding of the theology of spiritual formation, through faculty teaching during retreat residencies, as well as reading and reflection assignments in between residencies.

2019-2021 Selah-West Cohort Dates

June 9-12, 2019 (Sun-Wed)
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, AZ
September 27-30, 2019 (Fri-Mon)
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March 26-30, 2020 (Thu-Mon)
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April 8-12, 2021 (Thu-Mon)
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2019-2020 EMMAUS NOW ENROLLING
A spiritual leadership community sharing an authentic journey of spiritual formation and leadership development.

Emmaus Curriculum

Participation in Emmaus is a one-year commitment (Fall/Spring), but there are three years of distinct curriculum which rotate continuously.

Pathway Year | 2019-2020
Spiritual Attentiveness: Hearing God Whisper Our Name
Spiritual Formation: Role of the Holy Spirit in Life Transformation
Spiritual Discernment: The Voice of Jesus
Spiritual Community: Seeking God Together

Passage Year | 2020-2021
Spiritual Relinquishment: The Way to Love
Spiritual Reading: The Gift of the Classics
Spiritual Guides: The Ministry of Listening
Spiritual Impact: The Mission of Jesus and His Disciples

Pilgrimage Year | 2021-2022
Spiritual Autobiography: The Gift of Being Yourself
Spiritual Leadership: Leading Like Jesus
Spiritual Practices: Scripture, Prayer and Reflection
Spiritual Renewal: The Joy of Sabbath Rest

 
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The Enneagram is an ancient tool that identifies one's primary personality style with its particular gifts and challenges to Christian maturity. It distinguishes the traits of one's true self (who we are created to be as bearers of Christ's image) from one's false self (who we want to be or who we want others to think we are), and it describes the primary way one engages in relationships. It offers ways one can cultivate healthy relational interaction with God and with others.
WHAT'S YOUR ENNEAGRAM STYLE?
Style 1: The Good Person (Reformer)
Style 2: The Loving Person (Helper)
Style 3: The Effective Person (Achiever)
Style 4: The Original Person (Individualist)
Style 5: The Wise Person (Investigator)
Style 6: The Loyal Person (Questioner)
Style 7: The Joyful Person (Enthusiast)
Style 8: The Powerful Person (Challenger)
Style 9: The Peaceful Person (Peacemaker)

 


Our Church Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) has helped more than 500 churches conduct a church-wide listening exercise. We praise God for the ability to leverage the technology available to us today to help church leaders listen well as they discern the road ahead. We firmly believe that in order for leaders to be effective, they need to be good listeners to God, to one another as discerning leadership teams, and to all whom they serve.

If you haven’t seen CHAT for yourself or your local church, it might be just the right time to do so — and we guarantee it will be well worth your time! Is your church ready for a church-wide listening exercise?  Download our Free Guide to Church Assessment today.

 
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT CHAT
A SELAH ALUMNI REUNION!
Seventeen Selah-East and Selah-West graduates gathered for a reunion at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ from March 23-25. Click here to sign up for the developing LTI Alumni Community!

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In This Edition


Reflections Along the Way

Sign 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

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.
 



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



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