Leading On Empty
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Wayne Cordeiro found himself paralyzed by burnout. He had been in
ministry for 30 years, and 10 years after founding what is now the
largest church in Hawaii, he found himself depleted. Wayne took a
season out of his growing ministry to recharge and refocus on the truly
important. He was able to get back in touch with his life, get back in
proper balance, and re-energize his spirit through Christ in a way that
propelled him forward to greater levels of service. Pulling no
punches, Wayne talks about the walls leaders must break through and how
to move on with integrity. Included are ways to care for oneself
physically and emotionally as well as spiritually.
From the Inside Flap
Are You Leading on
Empty? It was a balmy California evening. I had gone for a jog before I
was to speak at a leadership conference. I still can't recall how I got
there, but I found myself sitting on a curb weeping uncontrollably. I
couldn't tell if it took place suddenly or gradually, but I knew
something had broken inside. I remember lifting my trembling hands and
asking out loud, "What in the world is happening to me?" I had been
leading on empty. That incident began a three-year odyssey I could
never have imagined. It was a journey through a season of burnout and
re-calibration that would radically change my lifestyle, my values, my
goals, and even adjust my calling. Are you leading on empty? If you're
a church or ministry leader, you probably identify with Wayne
Cordeiro's experience of being overwhelmed by the demands of ministry.
At times you may find yourself depleted of energy and longing to escape
the constant pressure. In Leading on Empty, Wayne Cordeiro candidly
shares his experience with the hope that it will encourage others
headed down the same path. He was able to get back in touch with his
life, get back in proper balance, and allow God to reenergize his
spirit in a way that propelled him forward to greater levels of
service. Learn from his experience how you can continue a fruitful
ministry. Better yet, take advantage of Wayne's helpful advice early on
and avoid burnout altogether.
Leading On Empty
4/9/2012 1:43 PM
Great book for anyone in ministry or looking toward being in ministry. It can save you much pain and heartache if you learn from lessons Wayne Cordeiro shares that he learned through hard experiences.
I know many pastors who have commented that this book not only saved their ministries but it also saved their lives.