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Spiritually Grounded Leadership Development

Being Spiritually Grounded—one of the twelve recommended leadership development competencies—includes:

  • A clear, positive understanding and personal practice of one’s own faith in our liberal religious tradition.
     
  • Being able to “translate” and not be reactive to the language, beliefs or practices of other faith traditions.
     
  • Being able to access one's "core" or "center" and connect it to their understanding of the transcendent (e.g. God/Goddess, Holy Spirit, Ground of All Being, the Universe etc.).

Core Value

We are religious being who seek meaning through the direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.

Practices

  • Meditation
     
  • Retreats
     
  • Seeking spiritual direction
     
  • Group Spiritual Practice in Small Group Ministry
     
  • Spiritual Practices (e.g. yoga, tai chi, etc.)

Resources

Videos

Web Articles

Podcasts

On-Demand Webinars

Websites

  • What Moves Us: Unitarian Universalist Theology by Rev. Dr. Thandeka (Tapestry of Faith Curriculum)
     
  • Spirit of Life by Rev. Barbara Hamilton-Holway (Tapestry of Faith Curriculum)
     
  • Spirit in Practice by Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom (Tapestry of Faith Curriculum)

Books

For more information contact conglife@uua.org.

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Last updated on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

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