Resources: Live as disciples

  • Spiritual Health

    Academy for Spiritual Formation

    Since 1983, the Academy for Spiritual Formation® has offered an environment for spiritually hungry pilgrims, whether lay or clergy, that combines academic learning with experience in spiritual disciplines and community. The Academy's commitment to an authentic spirituality promotes balance, inner peace and outer peace, holy living and justice living, God's shalom. Theologically the focus is Trinitarian, celebrating the Creator's blessing, delighting in the companionship of Christ and witnessing to the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives, churches and the world.

  • Life in the Trinity MInistry

    P.O. Box 742405

    Dallas, Texas 75374-2405

    Phone: 214.366.3377


    Classes and workshops dedicated to encouraging self-knowledge and fostering spiritual maturity. Rev Joe and Suzanne Stabile are excellent instructors for spiritual practices (Joe) and the Enneagram (Suzanne) an ancient and deeply revealing tool for personal growth and self awareness.   

  • Shalem Institute

    Shalem's mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership. Grounded in our understanding of God’s desire for peace, wholeness and well-being, we envision a world transformed by contemplative living and leadership in which all people honor one another and creation, recognize their unity and interconnectedness, and courageously seek to live out of this reality.

  • HEARTPATHS Spirituality Centre

    (682) 587-7875

    The spiritual path with a heart is a journey of the whole person (body, mind, spirit) to discover and respond to the mystery of God planted deeply within the life of each person and our world. It requires a seasoned awareness of the self and the self in relationship to creation and others. HeartPaths seeks to develop the awareness of God’s mystery fully present in all human experience through the contemplative practices of prayer, reflection, and simple noticing.

  • Upper Room Ministries, General Board of Discipleship

    The Upper Room is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.

  • The Prothro Center at Lake Texoma

    269 Methodist Ln, Pottsboro, TX 75076

    (903) 786-2141

    The Prothro Center at Lake Texoma is a ministry of hospitality owned and operated by the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

    We open our hearts, minds, and doors to our fellow Methodists as well as our guests and visitors from various other denominations, families, organizations, educational institutions, and any other 501c3 non profit organization.

    In addition to our beautiful facilities, spectacular views, and wonderful amenities, we also have an on-site 25 meter in-ground swimming pool with ramp, designated lake swimming areas, beautiful beach areas, kayaking, horseshoes, beach volleyball, walking trails, basketball, and more. Arrangements can be made for golfing, fishing tours, horseback riding, boat rentals, sunset cruises, and on site massages and zumba.

  • Ghost Ranch

    HC77 Box 11 Abiquiu, NM 87510

    Telephone: 505.685.1000

    Toll Free: 877.804.4678

    Fax: 505.685.4519

  • Lebh Shomea House of Prayer

    La Parra Ranch

    P.O. Box 9

    Sarita, TX 78385-0009

    Tel: 361-294-5369

    Fax: 361-294-5791

    Lebh Shomea (pronounced in Hebrew "lev show-mae-a") is a Christian community of men and women under the auspices of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Our lifestyle is contemplative-eremitical.

    Everyone at Lebh Shomea - guests included - participates in the contemplative-eremitical life of the House of Prayer. Moreover, there are hermits living in permanent hermitages situated at remote sites on the property.

    Guests who share our desert silence for indefinite periods are welcome year ’round. With the exception of meals and the Celebration of the Eucharist each day, there is no predetermined schedule, no imposed structure, only the freedom and creativity of solitude. All guests are invited to share in our daily Eucharistic Celebration, and we are always available to listen heartfully to anyone seeking spiritual direction. One of the few more structured programs that we do offer is an Individual Desert Experience of forty days and forty nights.

  • Relational, Emotional and Mental Health

    Congregational Assessment, Response and Transformation (CART) Teams

    The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) provides support for the Bishop, District Superintendents, clergy and congregations of the North Texas Conference in the midst of crisis or conflict. Find more information under "crisis/conflict, found on the "Clergy" page.

  • Ministry Leadership Concepts – Doug Hester, DMin.

    Classes and workshops dedicated to promoting healthy leaders who are grounded in family systems theory and have these qualities: clarity about one's beliefs, self-definition in relationships, toleration of solitariness, preservation of connectedness, stamina and persistence, and self-regulation in the face of sabotage. 

  • Center for Courage & Renewal

    Our mission is to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. The Center for Courage & Renewal and its growing global network of Courage & Renewal Facilitators help people lead lives of courage and integrity by offering online resources, in-person retreats and personal/professional development programs. Our Facilitators lead programs using the Circle of Trust® approach, based on the work of author and activist Parker J. Palmer.

  • Pastoral Counseling Center

    The staff at the Pastoral Counseling Center has experience and training to help in evaluating needs and goals and gaining awareness and skills to handle changes and challenges in life.

    Schedule an appointment at any of our locations by calling 214.526.4525. With a diverse team of mental health professionals and a wide range of services, PCC is a place where individuals, couples, and families can learn, heal, and grow.

  • Fiscal Health

    Crown Financial Ministries


    Share Truth, Deliver Hope, Advance Transformation. 


    We equip servant leaders to live by God’s design for their finances, work and life ... to advance transformation. 

    Core Values




  • Financial Peace University

    We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

  • Beginning Ministry Together, by Roy Oswald; James and Ann Heath

    From the Alban Institute:

    Beginning Ministry Together is about the transition period between the announcement that one pastor is leaving and the time when another pastor is well settled. The message brought by Roy Oswald and colleagues Jim and Ann Heath is that this is not an impossible time to be survived only with a lot of expert help. Rather, even though the task is complex, committed congregational leaders can handle it—with the help of people who have been on this journey before. Oswald describes how clergy and congregations can better end and begin pastorates. He shows them how to say good-bye and discern their needs for the future—how to use the open space between pastorates for evaluation and preparation for a new day.

  • A Change of Pastors, by Loren Mead

    Twenty years after Critical Moment of Ministry was first published, Loren Mead returns to his groundbreaking work on one of the most important times in a congregation’s life—the time between one pastor’s leaving and another’s arrival. In this revised edition, A Change of Pastors, Mead shares the wisdom he gained from 35 years of studying congregations, wisdom that he hopes will allow congregations to take full advantage of this “extraordinarily pregnant moment” during which incredible congregational change can happen.

  • General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

    Study Guides and Curriculum

    God of the Bible is a five week study designed for small groups in Bible believing churches to explore the names, images and ways God has been revealed to us in Scripture. Exploring both common and less known passages, this study challenges participants to strengthen their personal relationship with God by removing barriers of human limitations from our understanding of who God is.