Spiritual Resilience III: Prayer

No one will argue that prayer is central to our spiritual health.  We even create helpful acrostics to assist us such as ACTS.  We talk a lot about its importance, but find the discipline of doing it more difficult.

Recently, I came across a short article by Gordon McDonald on how a prayer affects him.  The prayer highlighted one of the ACTS categories, but in a new practical, redemptive mode.  It was a new angle that probably was stimulated by his restoration journey.  It reminded me of Christ’s prayer and it’s affect on Him in the Garden.  It also reminded me of the many challenges a field leader faces Continue reading

Spiritual Resilience – Part II

On April 20, 2012 we wrote a post on “Spiritual Resilience: A key foundation for effective field leaders.”   We got two replies on how individuals sustain their own spiritual health.  Thanks, but we need a lot more interaction on this topic.

Let me add into the mix an interview from Leadership Journal with Peter Scazzero, pastor of the New Life Fellowship in New York City.   While you might not agree with all of Peter’s points, I think you will find the interview called “Emotional Stability” rich enough to stimulate your thinking.  And the church has also come up with 12 “Rules of Life” for the pastoral staff.

Read and think about the demands of being a field leader.  Give us comments on your reaction to the material.  More importantly, share your ideas on your own practical “rules of life” (principles) that you want to live by.  Blessings as you serve.