Summer is here! As a club leader or coordinator, the three-month break from Pioneer Clubs ministry can be a welcome time to relax and rejuvenate. But before you start preparing for the next club year, consider preparing your heart and mind first. Take time to relive the wonder of God’s love for you by studying God’s Word and reflecting on his truth so that you’ll be ready to communicate Jesus in a compelling way to the children you’ll serve in ministry. Here are a few reading selections to get you started.

Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg

The health of your soul, just like your body, needs looking after. How does your soul need to grow and be nurtured in order to connect deeply with God and live a life of being truly satisfied by your relationship with Him? Find out how to connect with God and let Him care for in the deepest part of you, your soul.

Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry by Ruth Haley Barton

If you are weary or have come to the end of yourself, this is a wonderful book to breathe life into your tired soul. Look into the life of Moses and let it challenge you to see how God uses hard moments in leadership to shift and grow us, and ultimately, bless us with Himself.

A Praying Life by Paul Miller

Prayer is not intended to be something you do and then check off your list for the day. It is supposed to be the core out of which your life flows. Constant communication with Jesus makes all the difference in your everyday experiences of life. As you shift into a lifestyle of prayer, you will be refreshed, renewed, and transformed!