WHO WE ARE
THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF OUR RESEARCH
Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Her Ph.D. is from Northwestern University in Counseling Psychology. She is the author of ten books on Spiritual Life (two with her husband, Lewis A. Musil).
Dr. McKay is the founder of the Spiritual Health Center NFP. The Center was created to conduct research and programs on spiritual life and help people find new ways to identify and share their spiritual lives.
The Center has conducted three research studies in spiritual life:
- The Spiritual Healing Project
- The Adolescent Study of Spiritual Life
- The Spiritual Aging Project
Dr. McKay and her husband, Lewis A. Musil, co-authored two books about the Interfaith Research Study. Dr. McKay has added eight additional books about spiritual life and has written the questionnaire and workbook for the study of “Spiritual Life in Mainstream Interfaith Congregations”.
Their Research study appears in Religion and Healing in America, edited by Susan Sered, Ph.D. and Linda Barnes, Ph.D., Chapter 2. Oxford University Press, 2005.
Dr. McKay has been Minister of Spiritual Life at the Glenview Community Church in Glenview, Illinois since 2014. The Spiritual Health Center is located at the church.
Dr. Mckay is available for consultations and presentations about the Center.
The Spiritual Life Team Program is a unique, original small group program available for anyone interested in spiritual life. It is available from the Spiritual Health Center.
Contact Dr. McKay at [email protected]
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
Praying With Mind, Spirit and Body: It Will Change Your Life!
New Prayers, New Spirit
Men & God: A Beginning Inquiry into Male Spiritual Life in a Small Group Setting: Part I
Love is Where You Find It: The power of Love 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.)