The Elemental Leader: Spiritual Formation For Creative Leaders

Just finished a bit ago with the event.

It was a privilege to do it, and great fun. Kenneth is a great guy with a big heart who pulled this thing together.

Here is the web recording of it: Dan Wilt on The Elemental Leader at

which has the notes and the Q & A at the end. I think this is a book I’m working on, and will have the article version out in a day or two. It feels important, on many levels.

For anyone who listens to the teleseminar and goes to our new site at before next Wednesday, filling in your email in the Institute Monthly Resource letter box, we’ll email you:

1. a full-color PDF of The Elemental Leader article,

2. and a whack of other media resources to help your worship community in their spiritual formation.

Here is the simple note sheet PDF from the seminar: The Elemental Leader Notes PDF.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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