Burnout for church leaders is well-documented and the reasons are legion. That’s why Lance Witt started Replenish Ministries – which is aimed at helping church leaders stay healthy.
In this interview, we will look at the common pitfalls for leaders – as well as the healthy habits that need to be in place for church leadership to flourish. You know, it’s been said that the most effective way for a church to be more healthy is for leadership to be more spiritual, and Lance lays that out with practical advice.
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Lance Witt is a seasoned pastor and excellent pastoral coach who’s in it for the long run – and lays out here how it can be done. Here are my notes from the interview:
Lance is convinced that to lead well we need to live well – so Christians need to ‘own their own soul’ by developing beliefs, habits, and rituals that nurture the healthy and holy lives – the leadership will then follow.
The Space Between the Logs
Logs cannot burn without adequate space around them – cram to much together and your fire will be clenched. A big part of Christian health is doing, and not doing, the right things.
Build a Treliss
Constructing a framework for our lives that allows the vine to climb and flourish is a great analogy for our spiritual lives. In what ways have we thought about our own trellis – and what it might look like?
About Lance Witt
Lance Witt is the founder of REPLENISH ministries. He is often called a Pastor’s Pastor. REPLENISH is dedicated to helping pastors pay attention to their soul, lead spiritually healthy lives and build spiritually healthy teams. Lance served 20 years as a senior pastor before serving 6 years as an Executive/Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. While at Saddleback, he had the responsibility of leading Saddleback’s Spiritual Growth Campaigns, such as 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community. Lance has written articles, developed and taught several small group video curriculums, and speaks both nationally and internationally.
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Turnaround 20/20 – Learn from experts who have conquered obstacles to growth and watched God turn things around. Turnaround 20/20 is a unique congregational development conference that brings together 20 experts who speak for 20 minutes each. People like Nelson Searcy, Charles Arn, George Hunter, and Elmer Towns will focus on a specific area of congregational development and are out to spark new ideas and innovations for you and your church. Turnaround 20./20 is Tuesday, October 23 in Nashville, TN.