LEADING ON EMPTY
Ministry can be one of the most rewarding jobs, and in the same vein it can be one of the most draining jobs. This month in YouLead, we will be taking a look at what happens when you lose your vision, when you no longer feel like leading. How do you use the circumstances you find yourself in to ultimately turn things around and get back on track with what God originally called you to? On a personal note, we will take a look at leading on empty, how you recognize what is draining you and how to renew and restore your soul by finding the things that fill you up.
Look for these resources, coming soon, on Youlead!
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro
When you have lost your vision and your passion for what you are doing, everything around you suffers. So, how do you get back to the vision that once fueled you? Wayne Cordeiro shares his personal story of leading on empty and getting back to a place where he felt rest, refueled and reenergized to do what he loves.
Podcast: Craig Jutila
Ever feel like you’re so busy doing ministry that you don’t have time for your spouse or kids? If your biggest fans are at the office instead of at home, you might be headed down the wrong road. There’s a good chance you’re on the journey to an unbalanced life. In this podcast, Craig Jutila will address questions like: What are the symptoms of a hectic life? When does hard work become overwork?
Video: Gordon MacDonald
Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than 50 years. He serves as chancellor at Denver Seminary, as editor-at-large for Leadership Journal, and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world. His books include Building Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life and Ordering Your Private World. Learn from this ministry legend!
Real World: J.K. Rowling
It’s easy to romanticize what it takes to become a best-selling author and the second highest entertaining female in the world, but J.K. Rowling is the first to say that it wasn’t always pretty. In fact, hitting rock bottom was what it took for her to reprioritize her life and change her own story.
TEAM LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Vision Lost and Found by Tim Stevens
We continue to say that vision is at the heart of why we do what we do. It’s what fuels our volunteers, inspires our leaders and encourages us to do what God has called us to do. It’s our dreams, our hopes and our desires to be what God has called us to be. So, what happens when you no longer have that vision? How do you get that vision back?
Podcast: Carey Nieuwhof Interviews Mark Beeson
Carey Nieuwhof, senior pastor of Connexus Community Church, interviews Mark Beeson, senior pastor of Granger Community Church. Granger Community Church received national recognition in 2001 as one of the fastest growing, most relevant churches of that time. But over time, Granger began to lose their vision. Hear Mark’s perspective on why this happened and what they did to get back on track.
Real World: Blockbuster
We’re all familiar with the word blockbuster when it comes to movie rentals. However, I would guess that for most of us, we think of it as a place we used to go to rent movies. How long has it been since Blockbuster had your business? We are going to examine Blockbuster at the height of its success and then take a look at its decline. And in the process, we’ll see what lessons we can draw from their story.