Spiritual Disciplines for Leaders

Spiritual Disciplines for Leaders

Practices that can provide focus and refreshment for small-group ministry leaders

Whether full time, part time, or volunteer, people who serve in small-group ministry have a lot on their plates. You’re always busy, often tired, and sometimes completely burned out. That's why the practice of spiritual disciplines is so important. 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.

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Finding a Steady Rhythm
The not-so-secret key to effective ministry and leadership
Ruth Haley Barton

Spiritual Disciplines for Church Leaders
It's important to nurture spiritual disciplines unconnected to ministry.
Lynne M. Baab

Warning Signs for Leaders
Learn how to tell when it's time to take a step back and refocus.
Maxie Dunham

Specific Disciplines

The Benefits and Practice of Solitude
Keep your clock ticking with these exercises.
John Ortberg

An Introduction to Solitude
Learn to give God your undivided attention.
Henri Nouwen

The Discipline of Fasting
Spiritually directed fasting gives us supernatural power and biblical perspective.
Bob Coy

Beyond Fasting from Food
Fasting in 21st century culture
Richard Foster

The Practice of Slowing
How to ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life
John Ortberg

Sabbath for Church Leaders
How to rest when you work in the church
Lynne M. Baab

The Discipline of Confession and Self-Examination
The value of opening ourselves to God and others
Adele Calhoun

The Discipline of Journaling
Mapping your private world can bring your soul into focus.
Gordon MacDonald

The Discipline of Discernment
Principles for identifying and following God's will
Adele Calhoun


Total number of pages - 37

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource for use within your local church.

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