Readings


This is the standard reading list. If you have already read and absorbed the material in some of the readings, we’ll assign different material to read. There are materials to be read before each workshop session. There will be additional readings based on what emerges in your work in your parish. 

We assume you have already read (if not, please do)
1. Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict, Esther de Waal, Liturgical Press. 
2. Fill All Things: The Spiritual Dynamics of the Parish Church, Robert A. Gallagher, Ascension Press, 2008
3. Pastoral Theology: A Reorientation, Martin Thornton, SPCK, 1961 Available from he Episcopal Bookstore in Seattle.  [Was also issued by Cowley as The Heart of the Parish: Theology of the Remnant, 1989.] 


To be read before coming to the first workshop week

Booklets from Consulting Psychologist Press (CPP) - read in conjunction with completing the MBTI and FIRO B on line

-Introduction to Type and Emotional Intelligence, Roger R. Pearman, CPP 
-In the Grip: Understanding Type, Stress and the Inferior Function, Naomi L. Quenk, CPP 
-Introduction to Type and Conflict, Killen & Murphy , CPP-Introduction to the FIRO-B Instrument, Waterman and Rogers, CPP


Parish Development Interventions: Considerations and Getting Started, Michelle Heyne & Robert Gallagher, Ascension Press, 2016  

A theology of the parish church, what we seek in making interventions, outcome and process considerations, intervention choices,  getting started. If this book is not available for purchase when you register we will provide a PDF of the draft



Parish Development Interventions: Theories and Models, Michelle Heyne & Robert Gallagher, Ascension Press, 2016

Models and theories you need to know to be effective. A mix from pastoral/asctical theology, organization development and organizational psychology. If this book is not available for purchase when you register we will provide a PDF of the draft


Books to have on your shelf or Kindle before the first workshop week - it is likely they will be used in relation to interventions you make during the program


Parish Development Interventions: Group Process and Methods, Michelle Heyne & Robert Gallagher, Ascension Press, 2016  

This is a book you must have available but it’s a reference tool not something to sit and read through. 
If this book is not available for purchase when you register we will provide a PDF of the draft


In Your Holy Spirit: Traditional Spiritual Practices in Today’s Christian Life, Michelle Heyne, Ascension Press, 2011 

Welcome to Anglican Spiritual Traditions, Vicki K. Black, Morehouse, 2010 

A PDF - “Teaching Spiritual Practice: An Experiential Approach to Christian Formation and Parish Development”
Education Designs in the Anglican Tradition - For Use with In Your Holy Spirit: Traditional Spiritual Practices in Today’s Christian Life, Michelle Heyne


 In Your Holy Spirit: Shaping the Parish Through Spiritual Practice, Robert A. Gallagher 2011, Ascension Press

 

 To be read between the first and the second workshop weeks

A Life Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict, Esther de Waal, Liturgical Press, 1995

Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality, Esther de Waal, Morehouse, 1997The Rule of

Saint Benedict: Insights for the Ages, Joan Chittister, Crossroad, 

A Blessed Life: Benedictine Guidelines for Those Who Long for Good Days, Wil Derkse, Liturgical Press, 2009
Life Together??

To be read between the second and third workshop weeks

The Nearness of God: Parish Ministry as Spiritual Practice, Julia Gatta, Morehouse Publ, 2010.

Christian Proficiency, Martin Thornton

Concerning the Inner Life, Evelyn Underhill

The Parish Priest and the Life of Prayer, Evelyn Underhill

The Mystery of Sacrifice, Evelyn Underhill

The Spiritual Life, Evylyn Underhill

 

The most direct sources for the readings

-Episcopal bookstore
-MBTI booklets
-FIRO B booklets