Love. Listen. Trust. Lead. Collaborate.

The practice of relationship-centered leadership offers invitations grounded in holy listening that develop trust and make collaboration the natural outcome. I recognize and encourage opportunities that lead to active mission grounded in healthy spiritual community.

The blessing of the future is a gift from our past experience mediated by our present reflection. Engaging best practices that lead to listening to God and each other form the basis for deepening faith, embracing hope, and sharing love.

Sermon for The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
 (3 Epiphany A) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – Sunday, January 22, 2017.
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The Sermon preached during The Bay Shore Ministerium Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on November 22, 2016, at Christ Church, Middletown New Jersey by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Priest-In-Charge of this church.
Read George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Learn more about: 1491 by Charles C. Mann, The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle, Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living by John McQuiston II
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Video Teaching
8 Deadly Thoughts and the Yellow Pad Discipline

  • When you view the teaching offered on March 26, 2014, you will join me as I explore my personal learning from my doctoral work (2014) apply it in a class setting to a more personal exploration of Spiritual (Ascetical) Theology as expressed in the Eight Deadly Thoughts utilizing a practice I call the Yellow Pad Discipline (YPD). The title of the teaching is Reflection-in-Action Practices that Influence Response to the Anxiety Expressed in the Eight Deadly Thoughts.

Video teaching
Adaptive Practice in Conversation with the Enneagram

  • I offered this teaching offered June 7, 2016 entitled Adaptive Practice in Conversation with the Enneagram as a workshop at the Interim Ministry Network Annual Conference. The audio is my commentary on the work linking the deep biographies of the nine Enneagram types with the Reflection in Action Synthesis (RiAS) I developed as part of my doctoral studies. Slides reinforce the audio. Find resources and presentation description on the Practice-Enneagram page.