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The Way of Discernment Leader's Guide

The Way of Discernment Leader's Guide

by Marjorie J. Thompson
Companions in Christ Series Spiritual Practice

The Way of Discernment Participant's Book is also available for small-group members.

This guide provides everything you need to prepare and lead small-group studies. The Way of Discernment provides:

  • Principles of personal and group discernment
  • Daily exercises to help you move from information to experience
  • Weekly meeting plans designed for group sharing and worship
  • Penetrating questions to aid the process of discernment

The 10-week study focuses on the ancient spiritual discipline of discernment for individuals, congregations, or larger bodies of the church. In addition to a preparatory meeting, sessions include:

  • The Beckoning of Discernment
  • The Heart of Discernment
  • Fruit as Touchstones
  • Core Identity as Touchstone
  • Growing in the Gift
  • In the Hard Places
  • Communal Discernment: Beginnings
  • Communal Discernment: Going Farther
  • Elements of Perpetual Challenge
  • The All-Encompassing Audience

The Leader's Guide contains step-by-step instructions for sessions and a list of materials needed for the weekly group meetings.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-9959-8
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 9.2500 x 7.3125

Marjorie J. Thompson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served as director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership and as spiritual director to Companions in Christ, a program outgrowth of the Pathways initiative of The Upper Room. Companions in Christ is a series of small-group resources for spiritual formation in local congregations, suited to ecumenical use. Marjorie has exercised a ministry of teaching, writing, and spiritual guidance for many years.

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