Worship, Guide, Nurture

Christian Formation

Dr. Rebecca Nye has described the nurturing of children's spirituality as developing "your own habits of recognizing when spirituality is, and isn't, able to flourish in your local context."

Leading Up facilitators are available to guide teacher leaders in forming their own spiritual rule of life and in exploring ways to form an environment that nurtures the spiritual development of children, youth, and adults using research-based methods and ideas.

The Leading Up team is experienced in Godly Play, developed by the Rev. Jerome Berryman and based on Montessori principles. The Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond, helping them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play.

Lay Leadership

What is your place in your religious community?  How can you follow your path and encourage others?  What are your gifts?

The facilitators of Leading Up can assist you and your congregation to develop lay leadership in order to strengthen your community and each member's spiritual maturation.

Congregational Development

Leading Up facilitators can work with your congregation and congregational leaders in many different ways. Speak with us, and we will help you find what you need and offer a workshop or series of workshops to meet your needs.

  • Discernment

  • Grounded in God

  • Spiritual Gifts

  • Spiritual Formation

  • Group Spiritual Direction

  • Dream Work

  • Retreat Work

  • Small Group/ Formation Leadership

What does your congregation need?