Spiritual Vitality

You don't have to sacrifice your faith or family to plant a great church.  The key to church planting begins and ends with your own relationship with Christ.  Church planting is an incredible challenge.  The only way to remain healthy admits the tremendous pressures of ministry and planting is to maintain your relationship with Christ.  A vibrant connection with him will take you farther than any method ever could.  What follows are some important thoughts on maintaining your faith and family, which will allow you to be in ministry over the long haul.

Resources

These resources will help you take a deeper dive into the all important subject of Spiritual Vitality.

  • Leading on Empty - Wayne Cordeiro

    Gives leaders the tools to recognize and overcome burnout, providing them a new vision for greater levels of both rest and productivity.

  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader - Peter Scazzero

    In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more. Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, The Emotionally Healthy Leader gets to the core, beneath-the-surface issues of uniquely Christian leadership. 

  • Dangerous Calling - Paul David Tripp

    Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy—an environment that actively undermines the well-being and effectiveness of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today

  • Sifted - Wayne Cordeiro, Francis Chan, Larry Osborne

    In this book, pastor and seasoned church leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of planting and leading churches, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey. An experienced practitioner, Wayne shares the things he wishes he’d known when he was starting a new church. With additional stories from Francis Chan and Larry Osborne, each chapter includes a thought-provoking challenge question to develop a heart that is surrendered to God, focused on “being and becoming” versus “doing and accomplishing.”