Every leader functions on two stages - the front stage or public world, and the back stage or private world. One cannot lead successfully front stage when one is completely depleted back stage. In a caring, encouraging tone, this book shows pastors how to prioritize matters of the soul, develop healthy spiritual practices, address problems that lead to burnout, and how to lead an unhurried life. For the many ministry leaders who feel alone, in over their heads, or simply worn out, this book will offer welcome relief and a healthy way forward.
There are many quotes throughout the book that you will want to underline, star or highlight. One can be found on page 164. Lance writes, “Ultimately, leadership is not just about vision and strategy, it’s about people…”
Lance Witt is the founder of Replenish Ministries. He is often called a “pastor’s pastor.” He has served for over 30 years as a pastor, 20 as a senior pastor. He also served as an executive in teaching pastor at Saddleback Church with Rick Warren. Lance helped develop and lead the 40Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community Campaigns that have been used by hundreds of churches across this nation and worldwide. He is also the author of the book, High Impact Teams (Where Healthy Meets High Performance).