|Robert Lay, holding up my book, The Pocket Guide
to Burnout-Free Small Group Leadership,
translated into Portuguese
Brazilian leaders deal with burnout.
- preparing for the meeting
- calling members
- caring for some of the needy people in the group
- reaching out to lost people
- inviting people to the group
- discipling two of the newer Christians
- dealing with issues and conflicts
- helping his wife clean the house before the meeting
- and praying daily for cell members
Don also had a growing family with three young children, a demanding job, and many other responsibilities.
- It’s not just about burnout. The same principles that will keep you from burning out will also make you much more effective as a leader. They will help your group to grow, bear fruit, and multiply.
- That first discovery led to the second: Leading your group (or anything else, for that matter) in a healthy way will have two huge effects: (a) you will be much less likely to burnout; and (b) your group will grow, bear fruit, and multiply. You see, writing the book about burnout led me to write my next book, Small Group Vital Signs.