Creating a sacred space: introducing lectio divina as a devotional method for the heightening of the spiritual lives of the pastors in the Northern Ohio District, Church of the Brethren
Bradley C Bohrer
Many pastors neglect their own spiritual formation needs while tending to the needs of others and the church. This project introduced the lectio divina methodology to 25 actively serving pastors of the Northern Ohio District of the Church of the Brethren in an attempt to elevate the sense of God's presence in their lives. The author addressed (1) training in the methodology with materials on formational reading, (2) the devotional process of 6 weeks in length using the lectio divina method, and (3) the survey material and results that measured the sense of God's presence in the process.