Work Out: An invitation to connect presents a 10-step process to think theologically – seeing God in scripture calling people to expand their understanding of who is welcome; look back to move forward – using history to provide a framework for where we have been and where we are going; and explore shifts from an individualistic way to thinking to a collective way of being – sacred interdependence. This guide is designed for people who want to learn to love like God loves us.

The Work Out guide includes:

  • step by step timeline for the Work Out Process
  • detailed explanations for each of the ten steps
  • training activities
  • Bible studies
  • questions for listening and reflection
  • and more

When done well, the Work Out Process will encourage leaders to deepen their theological understanding, expand relationships beyond their comfort zones, and recognize the gifts, resources, assets, and humanity of all people.

LEAD offers resources, training, and coaching to help congregations successfully move through the process. You can learn more here.




Peggy Hahn is passionate about growing leaders and dreams of faith communities that attract people of all ages  and cultures as they make a difference in their neighborhoods and in the world. She served both in congregations and as Assistant to the Bishop in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA for more than 34 years. She received the 2014 Tom Hunstad Award for Excellence in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. Peggy coordinated service projects for 36,000 people at the 2009 and 2012 ELCA Youth Gatherings in New Orleans and was the innovator of Camp Hope Day Camp Ministries and The Disciple Project. Peggy is the Executive Director of LEAD.


By committing to the Work Out Process, you are making the decision to listen to and follow God into the future. Contact LEAD for additional options.