It’s imperative that directors in small-group ministry are leading from a place of health. Sadly, when leaders get busy, the first thing to suffer is their relationship with the Lord. The good news is that there are lots of practices we can do to help care for our souls and focus on healthy leadership.
This special bundle of downloads provides everything you need to care for yourself as well as the leaders in your ministry. You’ll learn about important disciplines for soul care, boundaries for healthy leadership, how to avoid burnout, and even how to plan a refreshing retreat for leaders in your ministry. Plus, we’ve included a Get Started Guide to help you make the most of this tool as you train yourself or a team.
This resource highlights the disciplines of fasting, confession, discernment, and journaling—practices that can provide focus and refreshment for small-group leaders, coaches, pastors. It features content from noted experts such as Richard Foster, Adele Calhoun, Lynne Baab, Gordon MacDonald, and John Ortberg.
With this resources you'll learn how to find your joy in God rather than in your work for him. Plus, you'll gain a better understanding of what it looks like to be a holistically healthy leader. Use this resource on your own or with a group of leaders to assess your health together.
All of us are busy, but when busyness begins to take a toll on our relationships and health, something needs to change. Unfortunately, far too many of us are familiar with the symptoms of burnout: exhaustion, loss of passion, irritability, and strained relationships. So before burnout leaves you wanting to quit, learn what you can do to avoid it altogether. Hear from a number of people who have gone through it and have practical, doable advice to share.
Leaders are notorious for serving ourselves into burnout. We neglect our own spiritual health in order to give all we have to the people in our care. But God cares so much more about who we are than what we do—and that includes our work for him. He first and foremost desires an intimate relationship with us. And, quite honestly, we're better leaders when we lead out of an overflow of our personal relationship with Christ.
This training tool is designed to help you lead a meaningful retreat for small-group leaders. Gather together for a time of rest, relaxation, and extended time alone with God. The content for the retreat is all ready for you—you just need to pick a day and location.