Live and Lead from a Healthy Soul
  • 1,500 Pastors a month are permanently walking away from ministry
  • The greatest gift you give those you lead is your own authentic walk with Christ.
  • …love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him, for the Lord is your life… Deuteronomy 30:20
  • 70% of pastors claim they don’t have a close friend or confidant.
  • You can’t live life at warp speed without warping your soul.
  • Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
  • Over 50% of pastors wives feel that ministry has been destructive to their family.
  • Your ministry is not your life…. Jesus is.
  • He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21
  • 71% of pastors report that they feel burned out and they battle depression on a weekly basis.
  • Some of the very things that can make you “successful” in ministry are the very things that can wreck your soul.
  • Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5
  • One out of ten ministers will actually retire as a minister.
  • “We have an amazing ability to self-deceive. Your self-interest hides in a million clever disguises.” Fenelon
  • Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2
  • “A godly leader doesn’t take advantage of his advantage.” John Maxwell
  • Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. Psalm 116:7
  • Ministry it a character profession. We can’t separate our private lives from our public leadership.

Breathing Room

  • Write It Down

    Every great leader must master the art of the “hard conversation.” Whether it is talking with an underperforming staff member, addressing a problem with your staff team, firing an employee or discussing a rift in a friendship, hard conversations are inevitable. None of us like having the “hard conversation," and if you do enjoy them you probably shouldn’t be in ministry. When you love people and you have a shepherd’s heart, “hard conversations” will cause a little angst and turmoil in your soul....

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What Others Are Saying

  • "Lance is an incredible asset to us personally and to our Christ Fellowship team. His work with our church staff has challenged us to make sure ministry is flowing from a spiritually healthy soul. His own struggles through the years as a pastor provides an authentic platform to help others.

    We have noticed an increased desire among our team to minister and lead from a spiritually healthy place, realizing that ministry that truly impacts will come from the inside out."
    Todd & Julie Mullins
  • "In my role as Sr. Pastor I am well aware of my responsibility to nurture the souls of my staff and our congregation at large. Unfortunately, this does not come easy for me. I am exceedingly grateful for the help and care that I personally get from Lance Witt — and how he is contributing to the spiritual growth and soul-care of our church staff — which in turn is making its way across the life of our church.

    If you want to get healthier as a church, Lance Witt''s passion and gifting for soul-care and spiritual growth would be nothing but a blessing."
    Vern Streeter, Harvest Church
    Billings, MT
  • "The radical reordering of a leadership culture comes slowly and only with persistence. Lance has been used of God to help us feel the importance of slowing enough to notice what God sees for our future; and to persist in avoiding those things that threaten to rob us of the good God has in mind for us. Our leadership culture is better today because we are learning to lead from healthy souls!"
    Kervin Raugust, Lead Pastor
    Centre Street Church
    Calgary, Alberta Canada