Our published works, Programs, and guides for new Spiritual Life Teams
Hear the words of Dr. McKay, participants of spiritual teams and others who shared their transforming God experiences.
Over 1,900 questionnaires, written specifically for this project by Dr. McKay, have been completed and processed at Johns Hopkins Center for Learning and Health and analyzed at the University of Pennsylvania. The study became an international study when presented to the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre at Westminster College at Oxford University, U.K.
When you press a “buy now” button below, you will be able to purchase digital versions of our program materials using a credit or debit card through Paypal. The cost includes one copy of the Workbook, “Making God Real in Religious Settings” or “Making God Real in Non-Religious Settings” and a copy Of the Leader’s Guide.
Making God Real: Building Spiritual Life Teams in Religious Settings
This program will transform your religious community and make God “real” in your congregation. This well tested program is the basic course in becoming a Spiritual Life Team and is designed to help people recognize and connect their spiritual lives. This program ignites spiritual life in a unique series of steps and is available for people of all ages. The six part program includes an instructive workbook and a leader’s guide containing essential step-by-step instructions and information about spiritual life and spiritiual growth. Three optional text books are available. Read more about Spiritual Life Teams!
Making God Real: Building Spiritual Life Teams in Non-Religious Settings
This program offers exciting and unique opportunities to build Spiritual Life Teams outside of a religious setting: in the family, the neighborhood, at work, and in the community. This entirely inclusive program is a powerful opportunity to “Make God Real” for everyone. It is focused on those who want to grow their spiritual lives in multiple settings. The six part program includes an instructive workbook and a leader’s guide containing essential step-by-step instructions and information about spiritual life and spiritiual growth. Read more about Spiritual Life Teams!
Many Faces – One in Spirit: The Interfaith Dialogue
Now in development- please check back with us soon for news of this exciting new program.
SPIRITUAL LIFE TEAMS: A NEW SPIRITUAL PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS
GROW YOUR SPIRIT! ADD A FRIEND! CREATE A SPIRITUAL LIFE TEAM! BEGIN A NEW LIFE!
- Based on solid research in spiritual life with Protestants, Catholics, Reform Jews & Muslims
- Beta tested for ten years! Combines real life spiritual experiences with action. THIS PROGRAM WORKS!
- Workbook and Leader’s Guide can be downloaded and reproduced for your group.
- Four optional text books available at Amazon.com.
RESOURCES FOR CLERGY AND BUSINESS LEADERS
People have experiences of God in life that are transforming to all parts of their lives: sacred and secular!
Spiritual Life Teams grow spirit in all denominational settings and interfaith groups. They are also a powerful vehicle for spiritual growth in any organization.
Any religious group can incorporate the spiritual life team program and create powerful connections to grow their congregations.
Any secular group can bring the energy, excitement and spirit of this program creating a new spirit and dedication to the growth and success of the organization.
A workbook and leader’s guide is available for both groups:
- Making God Real in Religious Settings: Building a Spiritual Life Team
- Making God Real in Non-Religious Settings: Building a Spiritual Life Team
Click on any of the stories below to read the words from our founder and those who have shared their God gifts with others.
On Healing, Headaches, Feeling Better and Finding God
Our extensive research study on Spiritual life in mainstream interfaith congregations contained both quantitative and qualitative questions about spiritual life. The results of our analysis of the quantitative data revealed three critical findings:
Praying With Mind, Spirit and Body: It Will Change Your Life!
I have the privilege of being the grandparent of an incredible granddaughter, Shannon, who is deaf, and her husband, Brent, who is also incredible and deaf. And the richness of their lives and the deaf community we have met through them have changed our lives entirely.…
New Prayers, New Spirit
At most churches, prayer is a pretty standard experience. We have certain prayers we say at different times in the worship service. We generally pray before and sometimes after a meeting. We pray when someone is ill and needs our prayers. We pray when there is an emergency and we know that prayer is our most direct line to God’s Presence.
Men & God: A Beginning Inquiry into Male Spiritual Life in a Small Group Setting: Part I
Over the fifty years of my ministry, I’ve encountered questions about gender differences when talking about spiritual life, often including statements about men not being as spiritual as women. I’ve always thought that men and women had different spiritual lives, not defined as more or better.
Love is Where You Find It: The power of Love in Spiritual Life
Designing a research study to understand spiritual life in mainstream, interfaith congregations called for an approach that would reach a variety of people from different backgrounds, educational opportunities, interests and abilities who shared an interest in spiritual life.
DISCOVER GOD – SHARE THE GIFT – CHANGE YOUR LIFE – CHANGE THE WORLD
Let God become REAL in your life – not an intellectual understanding or an emotional support but entirely real, experienced, known, a constant presence; available 24/7, a felt reality, never separated.
SHARE THE GIFT:
Talk about God to anyone… everyone… friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, strangers! (I talk to my Uber drivers all the time about God and they get it.)
CHANGE YOUR LIFE:
Let God become an essential/necessary part of your life. 24/7, never absent, available every second of every day, start and end the day with God as a presence with you and you will will find yourself becoming more loving, more attentive, more attentive to others, more open to learning more about God from other people and from your experiences.
People in my study said they became less angry, lived more in the present rather than the past or the future and most significantly, they “felt better”… undefined better but real.
CHANGE THE WORLD:
God is not a secret relationship. Find a way to talk about God first to people you think will be receptive, and then anywhere! When God is real for you, God will become real to anyone you come in contact with.
As your behavior changes – and it will, because you are now connected go God, people will see you differently. Look at your own experiences now shared when God became real to you. How have you changed? What’s different about you and your life? What’s different about your relationships with others?
That’s where we can help make God real for others because God has become more real to you.
God is the most powerful source for change in the world. (It beats psychology every time! Spoken by a licensed psychologist, Reverend Bobbie McKay, Phd.)