Ancient & even iconic practices of councils ...
... and other leadership groups whose wisdom was nurtured through collaborative conversations, circle work, and peer leadership models has increasingly gained new respect over the last three decades.
Churches and other spiritual communities, large and small, are experiencing transformative possibilities in which Spirit actively engages the whole community as they move away from hierarchical and linear styles of leadership, toward models in which more-mutual and shared approaches result in renewing and sustainable change. Whether the application is about self-governance, conflict-resolution, healing history, organizational development, interpersonal reconciliation or something else -- the wisdom of leadership circles have proven to be as pragmatic as they can be deeply spiritual.
Check out the resource links on this page to discover more about very ancient practices that might offer new life and transformative possibilities to the communities of which your are part.