Whole churches are led by Whole People. One of the greatest threats to wholehearted leadership is the compulsive pursuit of answering questions like “Who am I? Where do I belong? or Am I enough?” In an effort to answer these questions many leaders find themselves exhausted and on the brink of relational meltdown. In order to effectively care for the souls of those they lead, every leader needs a framework for understanding their own souls and a strategy for moving toward relational health.
Theological Foundations for a Healthy Soul
10 Family Systems that Shape a Soul
Relational Headwinds of a Healthy Soul
God is For Us: The Journey of Transformation
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Clif Roth is a staff pastor at Sojourn Church Midtown and married his high school sweetheart, Sally Jane, in 2004. Shortly after that, Clif graduated from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Along with his MA from SBTS, he also completed CrossPoint Ministry’s two-year Soul Care Institute training and is certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional from the International Institue for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. He’s been a participant with CrossPoint Ministry since 2010 and currently leads a small group at the Deeper Journey Retreats and teaches on sexuality at the Soul Care Institute. Clif has recently taken on the role of Executive Director for CrossPoint.
Rich grew up in Upper State New York. He’s married to Sallie and they have six children. Rich’s favorite sport as a kid was baseball and he played at Northwest College in Orange City, Iowa. He continued his education at Gordon Conwell Seminary and, after serving as a youth pastor and pastor of a college-focused church in Iowa, planted Peace Church in Frankfort, IL. In 1995 he left 25 years of pastoral ministry to pursue a doctorate degree in counseling. Rich’s desire was to help leaders not simply survive but thrive in the challenges of ministry. He founded CrossPoint Ministry and since then has focused on spiritual formation in the lives of leaders. After working with hundreds of leaders he says, “I am more convinced than ever that the most important thing any of us bring to life and ministry is our transformed and transforming presence.”
Jim was born in Chattanooga but spent most of his years before college in northern Canada. After finishing high school, he graduated from Tennessee Temple University and taught in the communications department there. He then earned a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and taught Greek there for three years. In the mid-’80s he left teaching to plant a church in southern Virginia. After nine years he accepted the senior pastor position at a church in the Chicago area where he served for eight years before joining CrossPoint in 2007. Jim says, “I feel that God is graciously using the many and varied experiences of my life to be a help to those in leadership. It is a great honor to work with pastors in retreats and spiritual life coaching.”