"Lance Witt understands both the dynamics of church ministry and the interior landscape of the soul. He has written wise counsel that addresses directly and transparently those parasites that seek to feed on a church leader's spirit."--John Ortberg, author, The Me I Want to Be
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.
"Like many in ministry, I've found myself drowning in techniques and tools to the neglect of my soul. Lance Witt has thrown a life preserver with a perfect toss. Grab on and let him pull you back to Jesus."--Will Mancini, author, Church Unique
; founder of Auxano
"I will be taking our entire church staff through this book."--Todd Mullins, lead pastor, Christ Fellowship, West Palm Beach, Florida
"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."--Chip Ingram, pastor, Venture Church; president of Living on the Edge
Founder of Replenish Ministries, Lance Witt
is often called a "pastor's pastor." He has served for over thirty years as a pastor, twenty 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. He and his wife, Connie, have two married children and love doing ministry together.
Founder and leader of Replenish Ministries, Lance Witt has served for over twenty-five years as a local church pastor and twenty years as a senior pastor. He served as an executive pastor for Saddleback Church and helped develop and lead the 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community campaigns. He teaches at national and international conferences on topics such as small groups, spiritual formation, preaching, and leadership. Lance has an M.D.I.V. from Criswell Seminary and a D.M.I.N. from Denver Seminary and lives with his wife, Connie, in Texas.