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“Mad Church Disease”-Overcoming The Burnout Epidemic


“Mad Church Disease”-Overcoming The Burnout Epidemic

Innovative Ministry Leader just finished reading an advance copy of Anne Jackson’s new book “Mad Church Disease.” What an amazing resource for every Pastor, Worship Leader, Ministry Leader, Business Professional, etc. This is a book that focuses on organizing your life, to have a healthy balance with work, family, and personal time. 

Popular Communicator/Blogger, Anne Jackson (www.flowerdust.net) shares her personal story of how burnout has effected her personal life throughout the years. Anne focuses on the emotional, physical, relational and spiritual effects of the burnout epidemic.

Mad Church Disease does a complete job at identifying burnout, the risks, and how to recover. The book takes a serious look at the health factors and how serious this silent disease can be for you or your organization. The book concludes with the focus of how to process the pain of being hurt in the past, which almost everyone can relate to at some point in their life. Beyond reading Mad Church Disease, this is a great resource to have concurrent in your life and to share with your entire team. 

What we really admire about this book, is that Anne shares honesty and real stories of her past, that you will be able to relate with. At the end of each Chapter, there is a section called the “Exam Room,” which will allow you to self assess your own life. You will also find at the end of each Chapter a “Second Opinion” section that will express the views of some world class leaders such as Bill Hybels, Craig Groeschel, Perry Noble, and more. 

Innovative Ministry Leader strongly endorses this book and you will be able to pick up a copy in February of 2009. We will be doing some more focuses on Mad Church Disease  before the book is released so stay tuned.  You can also pre-order from Amazon by clicking here.

In the mean time you can check out three of Anne’s sites www.annejacksonwrotethis.com www.flowerdust.net and www.MadChurchDisease.com for more information.

Team IML

Mad Church Disease is published by Zondervan

Mad Church Disease is endorsed by Dr. Wayne Cordeiro, Craig Groeschel, Tim Stevens, Mark Batterson, Nancy Beech, Nancy Ortberg, Shauna Niequist, Matthew Paul Turner, and more

What’s coming up…

We have had a few extremely busy weeks, with so many exciting things going on. We just got back from Oklahoma City where we got to visit a few of the Lifechurch.tv campus. God is doing some amazing things with their platform. 

We wanted to provide everyone with an update. Many of you keep asking what is Innovative Ministry Leader? When will we see it? To answer everyones question it is coming soon (2009). Innovative Ministry Leader will be a COMPLETE Interactive Resource for Today’s Leader. It will cover information and insight from Leadership, Worship, Culture, Technology, and Church Awareness. 

Over the next few weeks we will be doing a few album and book reviews(Lincoln Brewster, Remedy Drive, Laura Story, and many more), and asking more questions.

One thing we are excited about is the Craig Groeschel Blog Tour that will be hitting our Site next Tuesday. This is for a promotion of his new book “It.” If you haven’t read it yet I suggest you pick up a copy immediately. 

Here is a complete list of where the blog tour is taking place. 

September 15-Swerve Blog

September 16 – Scott Hodge
September 17 – Catalyst blog and On the Journey (Brad Lomenick)
September 18 – Velocity (Dave Ferguson)
September 19 – Zondervan blog
September 22 – Monday Morning Insight (Todd Rhoades)
September 23 – Innovative Ministry Leader (Sean Lewis)
September 24 – Tony Morgan Live
September 25 – Leading Smart (Tim Stevens)

September 26 – FlowerDust (Anne Jackson) 

Talk to you all soon.

Team IML

IML Top 10 Blog Sites

We wanted to list some of Innovative Ministry Leader’s top picks for blog sites. We try to read each of these sites daily for they contain tons insight and innovation. 

Here is our Top 10 list:

1. Swerve: Authors Craig Groeschel/Bobby Gruenwald swerve.lifechurch.tv

2. Church Marketing Sucks www.churchmarketingsucks.com

3. Tony Morgan www.tonymorganlive.com

4. Perry Noble www.perrynoble.com

5. Catalyst Catablog www.catalystspace.com/catablog

6. Ragmuffin Soul www.ragmuffinsoul.com

7. Tim Stevens www.leadingsmart.com

8. Mark Driscoll www.theresurgence.com/md_blog

9. Pyromarketing Greg Stielstra www.pyromarketing.typepad.com

10. How to change the world: Guy Kawasaki blog.guykawasaki.com

Let us know some of your favorite sites. We are always looking for innovative blogs to read. 

Team IML

Collide Magazine Review

One resource we have been extremely excited for over the last few months is Collide Magazine. (www.collidemagazine.com) 

Collide Magazine takes information and content for where Media and the Church Converge. It focuses on many articles of creative insight, and using Visual Media and Technology to reach God’s People.

The first attribute is the up to date artwork that it presents. Two thumbs up to the graphic design team that designs for Collide Magazine. As you open the magazine you stumble upon one of their first sections call “Feedback.” This is where readers talk about things they like and don’t like about the Magazine. Collide always keeps an equal balance and responds to all of the feedback. The next section is “Upfront” which features many reviews of cool new gadgets, websites and other resources. 

As you read through the magazine there are many inspiring articles from Tim Stevens, Matthew Paul Turner, Mark Steele, and many more. They also cover many reviews on Technology and Media products which is the core of the magazine. At the end of the magazine they usually cover a Church in the “Church Spotlight.” They will highlight the Innovative approach of churches around the country and how they are reaching people through Visual Media and other means of technology. At the end of every issue they have a “To Do List,” which is actually a great idea. It focuses on things from the Collide Team that they want you to take away. 

The advertising in the magazine is fresh as well. Most of all the products are great resources for the Church to use, when it comes to reaching the lost. All of us at IML, strongly recommend Collide for your Ministry, for creative insight, and ideas.

Team IML

ALSO be sure to check out an event they are doing this summer called Echo. http://www.echoconference.com