Carol Childress, Compiler
Works by Dallas Willard; available in book, e-book and audio format
Works by Mark Buchanan; available in book, e-book and audio format
Work by Steve Macchia; available in book and e-book format
Work by Lance Witt; available in book, e-book format
Works by Ruth Haley Barton; available in book, e-book and audio format
Work by Wayne Cordeiro; available in book and e-book format
Works by Keith Meyer; available in book and e-book format
Work by Cindy Caliguire; available in book and e-book format
Works by Richard Foster; available in book, e-book and audio format
Works by Eugene Peterson; available in book and e-book format
Personal Soul Care by Dallas Willard
From the introduction…The call of God to minister the gospel is a high honor and a noble challenge. It carries with it unique opportunities as well as special burdens and dangers for members of the clergy as well as their families. These burdens can be fruitfully born and the dangers triumphantly overcome. But that will not happen unless the minister’s “inner person” (2 Cor. 4:16) is constantly renewed by accessing the riches of God and His kingdom in the inner person.
Your Ministry Is Not Your Life by Lance Witt
When you begin to disconnect from Jesus and ministry becomes your life, you begin to do ministry in the flesh. You begin to think that serving God is all about working hard, being strategic, developing leaders and executing vision. You fundamentally begin to believe that it’s up to you. When you have disconnected from the vine (Jesus), ministry will become joyless striving and stressful pushing. It will become a hassle and a burden.
Soul Health by Mindy Caliguire
The truth is, even as Christian leaders, we can neglect the care of our own souls in our attempt to care for the souls of others. A soul is healthy to the extent that it experiences a strong connection to and receptivity to God. The “how” of soul health is all about cultivating connection and receptivity to God, and that generally takes the form of spiritual practices that open the human soul to God. Woven together, these practices become a way of life that keeps the soul healthy. But living this way does require a fundamental shift in the psyche, not just a better plan to be more organized or more “spiritual.” The shift is to believe that precisely in this depth of connection with God is where life and fruit bearing are to be found. Live without that kind of connection, and you’re kidding yourself.
Restoring Leaders’ Souls by Steve Macchia
When we know who we are and whose we are, we will long for growth in our souls first, in our service second. Out of the depth of our souls, we experience vitality in our service to others. Spiritual leaders take soul care seriously, knowing that they must care for their own soul first if they are going to be equipped to care for the souls of others. That is the essence of spiritual leadership. Soul first, service second; spiritual first, leadership second. Is that your priority order? If not, then it’s time to consider afresh the great needs of the soul
Pastoral Care for the Pastor by Steve Johnson
Every pastor has to realize his own vulnerability. Stress and burnout are not phantom conditions. They are very real risks that come with the rigors of pastoral ministry, and unless specific disciplines are practiced and preventative safeguards are in place there can be serious consequences for the pastor’s health, his family, and his ministry
Soul Toxins Video Series with Lance Witt
An extremely useful series of five short videos (six to seven minutes in length) on four ministry practices that are toxic to a pastor’s soul. Each video has a PDF study guide with helpful questions for further reflection. This series is a great resource for an individual pastor or a leadership team.
Soul Care Self Evaluation from replenish ministries.
A 25 question self-assessment tool and worksheet.