Organizational
Spirituality

As organizations develop spiritually, they more fully exemplify right relationship with God, people, and creation.

By engaging in spiritual formation practices, they become more fully attuned to the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit, contribute to the realization of God’s purposes, and cultivate working relationships that exemplify God’s love.

 

Faith-based Framework

Our model of organizational spiritual formation is composed of four avenues:

  • Amplify Spirit – promote awareness, openness, and responsiveness to the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit
  • Encourage Faithfulness – contribute to the realization of God’s purposes by discerning and aligning with the organization’s vocation
  • Build Capacity for Spirit -cultivate working relationships that testify to God’s love by promoting positive relationships with work and among co-workers
  • Reduce Obstacles to Spirit – cultivate working relationships that testify to God’s love by reducing the frequency of difficult or harmful experiences in the workplace and promoting recovery from them

The Building Blocks of Organizational Spiritual Formation

Leaders contribute to organizational spirituality when they integrate these building blocks into their organization:

The formation process starts with the executive leadership team practicing the building blocks associated with the Amplify Spirit and Encourage Faithfulness avenues. The process continues with executive leaders championing the building blocks associated with Build Capacity for Spirit and Reduce Obstacles to Spirit. Note: The process is most successful with the full collaboration of the organization’s human resource and organizational development functions.