Published October 2014
An accessible and refreshing meditation for busy church leaders.
This interactive book is designed specifically for church leadersâ€”clergy, staff, and laity. Each week, readers experience three different meditations or exercises. Readers can approach the material in whatever way works best for themâ€”on a regular schedule (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, for instance) or in whatever way works best in any given week. The three-per-week meditations build upon themes, with an ebb and flow allowing the reader to experience the material more deeply. The fact that this is not a daily exercise is distinctive, as many devotional books are regimented and overwhelming, with an expectation of a daily commitment. Refill's format is designed to be viable, accessible, and nurturing for busy leaders. Each page contains a nugget of wisdom about how leaders can tap into inner capacities they already possess, but which are often overlooked. These capacities include awareness, stillness, and playfulness (as we learned of in Fulfilled) but the author also includes other capacities, such as compassion, empathy, and creativity.
About the Author
Kirk Byron Jones holds a doctor of ministry degree from Emory University and a doctor of philosophy degree from Drew University. He is the author of several best-selling books for those seeking to grow spiritually in an ever-challenging world. Jones serves as adjunct professor of ethics, preaching and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School. Throughout his thirty-year pastoral ministry, he has also served on various religious and civic committees at the local and national level.