The following questions are designed to help you assess the state of your soul as a person in leadership. You are invited to reflect on each question quietly in God’s presence, asking God to help you to see yourself as you really are and your life as it really is. Then place yourself on each continuum as honestly as you can. These questions are not meant to produce guilt, shame or a sense of failure. Rather, they are intended to help you be honest with yourself and with God about the state of your soul.
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Always
On average your answers came closer to "Always" than any other—which indicates that you may be "dangerously tired" and “dangerously disconnected" from your soul—the place where God is present to you. Jesus indicates that it is possible to gain the whole world—even the world of ministry success--and lose your own soul in the midst of it all. Consider whether this rings true and ask God, “What are we going to do about that?”

To continue paying attention to the soul of your leadership, we invite you to take a three week journey of intentional reflection. Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection will explore the soul of your leadership and include a guided practice. Click the button below to begin.

This assessment can be found in the revised edition of Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership (InterVarsity, 2018) by Ruth Haley Barton.
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Often
On average your answers came closer to "Often" than any other—which indicates that your soul is frequently getting overlooked in the midst of your ministry. This means you may be teetering on the brink of dangerous levels of exhaustion and disconnection from your soul—the place where God is present to you. Consider whether this rings true and ask God, “What are we going to do about that?”

To continue paying attention to the soul of your leadership, we invite you to take a three week journey of intentional reflection. Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection will explore the soul of your leadership and include a guided practice. Click the button below to begin.

This assessment can be found in the revised edition of Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership (InterVarsity, 2018) by Ruth Haley Barton.

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Sometimes
On average your answers came closer to "Sometimes" than any other—which indicates that you need to pay attention to whether the way you are living is sustainable for the long haul. Consider whether or not your soul is getting overlooked amid the demands of leadership.

To continue paying attention to the soul of your leadership, we invite you to take a three week journey of intentional reflection. Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection will explore the soul of your leadership and include a guided practice. Click the button below to begin.

This assessment can be found in the revised edition of Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership (InterVarsity, 2018) by Ruth Haley Barton.
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Rarely
On average your answers came closer to "Rarely" than any other—a good sign! Still, it is important to be vigilant in paying attention to times when your soul is getting overlooked from amid the demands of your life in leadership. Paying attention to the categories identified in this assessment will help.

To continue paying attention to the soul of your leadership, we invite you to take a three week journey of intentional reflection. Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection will explore the soul of your leadership and include a guided practice. Click the button below to begin. This assessment can be found in the revised edition of Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership (InterVarsity, 2018) by Ruth Haley Barton.
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Never
On average your answers came closer to "Never" than any other—very encouraging! May the Lord continue to keep you mindful of the condition of your own soul in the midst of your ministry.

To continue paying attention to the soul of your leadership, we invite you to take a three week journey of intentional reflection. Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection will explore the soul of your leadership and include a guided practice. Click the button below to begin.

This assessment can be found in the revised edition of Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership (InterVarsity, 2018) by Ruth Haley Barton.
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