If you missed my blog on boundaries, go to Thriving Leaders: Lessons From the Front Lines of Ministry (pt. 9 “The Boundaries”)
Here are some resources I recommend for further study and reflection:
A good read by an articulate physician helps us think through what it’s like to live in a fast-paced world and to establish ‘margins’ that feed our weary souls.
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson. NavPress PO Box 35001, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80935
An article for pastors who don’t know how to say “no”.
Billy Graham, the famed evangelist, with his team, in the 1940’s wrote the Modesto Manifesto, four rules they observed as boundaries that preserved their ministry through the years. Here’s a good article on adding a few more:
The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God’s People by Ray S. Anderson, the late professor at Fuller Seminary who has a good section in his book on the misuse of power (p. 187) and the proper use of power (p. 199) in leadership.