Our primary goal in Resilient Leaders Project is to learn about leaders. We work to find ways to listen more deeply to the challenges pastors face, to the skills and practices that help them thrive, and to the ways those skills and practices can be developed. We’ve pored over existing research, administered surveys, interviewed exemplars, and continue to converse with pastors and leaders every chance we get. Then we take all those learnings and trace the themes, metaphors, and tools, connecting the threads of all those lifetimes of experience and research, and put it into (what we hope is) an approachable and easy-to-read resource.
The first of these is, perhaps predictably, on Resilience. The report contains our best learnings on what resilience is, why we need it, how we go about strengthening it, and how it connects to the Christian tradition. It’s meant to be shared, so feel free to print, share, and forward to all your colleagues and friends.
And let us know what you think! We’d love to hear your response to this report, and your thoughts on what would be helpful pieces for us to focus on in the future.