Spiritual Health Resources for Leaders

“The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.” - John Stott

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” - Hebrews 13:7

Spiritual Retreats

Create a Personal Retreat - Be creative and plan a personal retreat to intentionally invest with God. Be alone. Pray. Walk. Read the Bible. Be silent. Rest. Bring a book, Meditate, etc. The most complicated part is clearing the space on your calendar.

Book Recommendations

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life - by Donald Whitney (given with your New Leaders Training)

The Rest of God - by Mark Buchanan

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership - by Ruth Haley Barton (podcast link)

The Pursuit of God - by A.W. Tozer

In the Name of Jesus - by Henri Nouwen

Union with Christ - by Rankin Wilbourne

The Practice of the Presence of God - by Brother Lawrence

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook - by Adele Callhoon (former One Less Thing speaker)

Prayer - by Richard Foster

Spirit of the Disciplines - by Dallas Willard

The Jesus I Never Knew - by Philip Yancey

Psalms: The Prayer Book for the Bible - by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Delighting in the Trinity - by Michael Reeves

Simplicity - by Mindy Caliguire


The Emotionally Healthy Leader - by Pete Scazerro

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership - by Ruth Haley Barton

Tim Keller Sermons - by Tim Keller

Pray the Word - with David Platt


Several articles from various authors via smallgroups.com are included in each of the PDFs below.