We spent about an hour together on Google Hangouts talking about what makes creative and healthy churches, keys to engaging Millennials in the church, and his new book Breathing Room.
I wanted to talk to Josh, because it seems that people who commit themselves to a life of service, especially in churches and faith-based organizations, often have to make a decision between effective service and a healthy personal and family life.
Stress, exhaustion, and instability is almost a badge of honor in our culture that dignifies overwork and stuffing more into life. As a younger person just getting started, I've begun seeing the warning signs of having to make this trade-off in my own life, and am beginning to be more intentional about designing a life of service that flows out of an abundant family, personal, and spiritual balance.
Josh has been there, too, as you'll hear in the interview, and it set him on a journey of figuring out how we can be like the Apostle Paul, who talks about sprinting across the finish line, reflecting an existence where we live excited and energized to do what we've been called to do.
Healthy and creative organization and vision is fueled by people who live this way.
You can watch the full video interview here. It's Josh and I, raw, real, and unedited!
Also, if you're intentional about creating margin in your life and designing a lifestyle for achieving well, head on over to Amazon and grab the book: Breathing Room: Stressing Less and Living More.
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