Burn out. Exhaustion. Depression. Stagnation. The demands of ministry take a toll on even the most resourceful and intentional minister. No one knows this better than Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, President of the Ministers Council for American Baptist Churches USA. In this new leadership resource, discover the spiritual art of practicing sanctuary - a process that ushers pastors into retreat and release, in order to review and reconnect, before reflecting and recalibrating, all with the goal of returning to ministry as more effective leaders. Practical and inspirational, this book is grounded in Scripture and solid research.
Makes the critical link between spiritual practice and how it impacts leadership effectiveness
Provides a way-of-life process for pastoral leaders help them deepen their spiritual lives and use that deepening to impact and strengthen their effectiveness as a pastoral leader
Leverages leadership theory, Judeo-Christian scriptures, and the lived experiences of pastoral leaders to demonstrate the value of reflection as a spiritual practice and how that practice becomes a critical requirement for leadership effectiveness and spiritual well-being