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Abstract

In the fall of 2015, I worked with a small group of congregational members to develop a spiritual leadership curriculum for the West Houston Church of Christ. Many of the congregation’s leaders were feeling a sense of burnout and weariness in ministry. They yearned to deepen their own connection with God to energize their ministry. This article relates the history of the congregation before the intervention, outlines the process of the intervention, from its theological underpinnings to the development of the curriculum, and finally, examines the efficacy of this intervention.

Author Bio

Daniel McGraw is the senior minister at the West University Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. His favorite roles, however, are being the husband of Megan (Holmes) McGraw and father to Hannah. Daniel earned two BAs at Harding, an MDiv from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, and a DMin from Abilene Christian University. He has worked with churches in Tennessee, Kansas, Argentina, and Texas. He is a passionate, but wholly average, runner and a voracious reader.

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