Steve Prokopchak and Larry Kreider discuss the importance of healthy leadership practices, why the balance between worship, work, rest, and play is necessary, and how leaders can avoid burnout. 

Four Practices of a Sabbatical:

  • Rest and decompression
  • Evaluation
  • Concentrated time with the Lord
  • Receiving revelation


  • Maintain a spirit of humility.
  • Have a servant’s heart. Leaders serve.
  • Sometimes it is not the number of hours we are working that leads to problems, but what we are trying to derive from those hours.
  • Your identity is in God, not your work.
  • Do not have a Messiah complex where you feel you must be the solution to every problem.
  • It is okay to make mistakes.
  • Actively maintain your relationship with the Lord.
  • If God has called you, you will have the ability to do what God has asked you to do. 

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