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 Second Sunday After The Epiphany
(2 Epiphany B RCL) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – January 14, 2018.
Click here to read the sermon.
Click here to read the letter about my coming retirement in the fall of 2018 from active parish ministry and the process by which Christ Church Middletown NJ will find their next Priest-in-Charge.
This sermon can be viewed at

Sermon for The First Sunday After The Epiphany: The Baptism Of Our Lord
(1 Epiphany B RCL) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – January 7, 2018.
This sermon can be viewed at

 

The Innkeeper’s Witness
performed by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas and the Christ Church Choir on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church, Middletown New Jersey. Music and Lyrics by The Rev. Adam Thomas. Production conceived William Carl Thomas.
The production can viewed at

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.