PRAISE FOR ANOTHER WAY
The formula is so simple, so elegant and so effective. I wish that I'd had this resource when I was leading a seminary. It would have made such a difference. Change is difficult, but the process you describe keeps everyone involved. In any community, there are multiple stories and unexpressed angst. C.A.R.E. addresses overt and subliminal issues, in ways that keep the movement toward flourishing on track.
Another Way is a new book written by three leaders of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), a national leadership incubator for emerging Christian leaders. Ten years in the making, their book centers on four practices known through the acronym C.A.R.E.: Create hospitable space. Ask self-awakening questions. Reflect theologically together. Enact the next most faithful step. Click below to learn more about the authors.
Stephen Lewis is the president of the Forum for Theological Exploration. He is an ordained minister with more than 15 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit leadership and strategy, organizational and program development, and group facilitation.
Matthew Wesley Williams is the former vice president of FTE and interim president of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a thriving cancer survivor, committed to utilizing his academic, activist, and pastoral background in the spirit of Ella Baker.
Dori Grinenko Baker is senior fellow at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). She is an ordained minister and holds a Ph.D. in practical theology. She is the author of Doing Girlfriend Theology: God-Talk with Young Women.
PRAISE FOR ANOTHER WAY
I'm grateful for the ministry of FTE. The model of leadership and discernment that Stephen, Matthew and Dori have developed there is a gift to all of us. Receive it and know that there is Another Way.
Interact with Another Way on Spotify by listening to the songs that the authors have recommended for each chapter of the book. This playlist includes music by artists such as Sweet Honey in the Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Gregory Porter, Ben Harper and more. Please add songs to the playlist as you are inspired.
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