5.72: How to Invite Others to Engage in Spiritual Practices

Join Steve Thomason as he shares practical insights for busy individuals and church leaders on the Pivot podcast.

Not sure how to help people grow spiritually? Watch this interview with Steve Thomason, seminary professor and pastor, and learn how to invite busy people into the journey of spiritual growth.

Having trouble getting others who are overwhelmed by life to engage in spiritual practices? There are simple and concrete steps to take to create a clear vision for discipleship and spiritual growth in your church. Watch this Pivot podcast episode to learn how to engage in spiritual practices as a church leader in everyday life. Getting stuck on how to engage spiritual practices when you are busy or overwhelmed? Learn how to follow Jesus and apply the Scriptures to your everyday life.

Faith+Lead Academy courses with Steve Thomason:

The Gospel of Matthew: Life in the Way of God

Overflow: An Introduction to Growing in Faith

The Book of Acts: The Ever-Expanding Church

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Steve Thomason

Steve Thomason started teaching at Luther Seminary as an adjunct instructor in 2016 before becoming a full-time faculty member in 2022. He is the Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. His passion is to help equip students to become the kind of Christian Public Leaders who can first grow deeper in their own relationship with God and then be able to cultivate spaces in which others can grow deeper in the love of God, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, for the sake of the world.

Meet Your Hosts

  • Terri Elton

    Terri is a teacher who loves Jesus and God’s world. She currently is a Professor of Leadership and Dean of Academic Affairs at Luther Seminary, but has also served in congregations and non-profit settings. In her free time, Terri loves to bike and explore nature. She, along with her husband Eric, believes the world is interesting and together they travel to different cultures and places as often as they can.

  • Dwight Zscheile

    Dwight Zscheile is vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary. His latest book is Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future (with Michael Binder and Tessa Pinkstaff, Fortress Press, 2023).