Fulfilled: Living and Leading With Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy

by Kirk Byron Jones. Abingdon Press, 2013.


This resource seeks to lessen the stresses of pastoral leadership, offering three traits --- stillness, awareness, and playfulness --- as ways to sustain spiritual empowerment.


capturing stillness, an awareness of God's activity, practicing play

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Find renewal by reading chapters seven through nine on the practice of play, a spiritual habit that can be purposefully employed and developed.
  • Sustain leadership vitality by focusing on developing stillness, awareness, and playfulness, which can result in peace, wisdom, and joy.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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