Every leader functions on two stages—the front stage and the back stage. The front stage is the public world of leadership. The back stage is the private world of the leader. There are many resources to help you succeed on the front stage. But who is talking to you about you and your backstage life?
In a caring, encouraging tone, Replenish shows you how to
- Prioritize matters of the soul
- Develop healthy spiritual practices
- Address problems that lead to burnout
- Create a healthy rhythm in your life
- Craft a healthy leadership culture
- Develop better systems in your church
- Move toward an unhurried life
If you ever feel alone, in over your head, or simply in need of replenishment, this book will offer welcome relief and a healthy way forward.
Perfect for students, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople alike, the Logos edition of this volume is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your favorite Bible translation, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of resources in your digital library.
- Offers spiritual guidance for leaders in their personal lives
- Includes help on removing stress and creating a healthy rhythm of life
- De-Toxing Your Soul
- Start Here . . . Start Now
- Sustaining a Lifetime of Health
- Building Healthy Teams
Praise for the Print Edition
Lance Witt understands both the dynamics of church ministry and the interior landscape of the soul. . . . In Replenish, he has written wise counsel, in highly readable chunks, that addresses directly and transparently those parasites that will seek to feed on a church leader’s spirit.
—John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, CA
Like many in ministry, I’ve found myself drowning in techniques and tools to the neglect of my soul. It doesn’t matter how you got there; it matters how you get out. Now Lance Witt has thrown you a life preserver with a perfect toss. Grab on and let him pull you back to Jesus, the only one who can replenish your soul and power your ministry.
—Will Mancini, founder and president, Auxano
Replenish is a must-read for everyone serving in ministry. Lance not only challenges the reader to lead from a spiritually healthy place but also gives tangible steps to cultivating the healthy soul we all long for. I found myself reading through the chapters slowly, allowing the words to both minister to and challenge me. I will be taking our entire church staff through this book. In ministry it’s easy to work so hard for God that we miss the work God wants to do in us. Lance’s book is a call back to the spiritual health and order that we know we’ve been created for.
—Todd Mullins, executive pastor, Christ Fellowship, West Palm Beach, FL
Lance does a tremendous job of reminding us what is most important in life and ministry and calling us back to practices that restore our souls. Only from a full life and heart can we make our greatest impact for God and others. I’m thankful for Lance, who shows the way.
—Jud Wilhite, senior pastor, Central Christian Church, Las Vegas, NV
This book is written by a wise and seasoned fellow traveler who speaks with authority, insight, and compassion about our greatest need as leaders . . . a healthy soul. I have been privileged to watch, listen, and learn from Lance Witt as he has helped me replenish my soul. I think every leader should read this book at least once a year to recalibrate what we do with how and why we do it. ‘For what does it profit a pastor if he grows a big ministry and loses his soul?’
—Chip Ingram, president, Living on the Edge Ministries
About Lance Witt
Lance Witt is founder of Replenish Ministries. Often called a “pastor’s pastor,” he has served for over 30 years as a pastor and 20 as a senior pastor. He also served as an executive and teaching pastor at Saddleback Church. Lance helped develop and lead the 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community campaigns.