The leadership of CrossPoint understands the demands of ministry. We have been pastors for a combined total of almost 50 years. We know the pressure leaders face and feel. We know a healthy pastorate requires the successful integration of the ‘functional’ and ‘spiritual’ leadership. The functional aspects of a church are vital in meeting the many needs of those being served. However, the most significant reality you bring to others is your transformed and transforming presence. It is ‘spiritual’ leadership, the quality of one’s character, which ultimately draws people to Christ.
Unfortunately, over time the functional pressures of ministry can overwhelm the leader’s soul to the point that one becomes bored or angry or vulnerable. The Leader’s Journey helps leaders live in a way which sustains their souls. It offers an intentional ‘way of being’ which fosters the ‘spiritual’ side of leadership while facing the demands of their ‘functional’ leadership.
The Leader’s Journey is a three year, twelve retreat experience held on-site at a church (we have led or currently lead LJ for churches in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Savannah, Boulder, San Diego, Louisville, Reno, Paducah and Owensboro, KY .) Once a quarter the staff takes a day to strengthen their souls in order to meet the demands of ministry and to enjoy communion with God.