We know that the summer can be a time to rest and refreshment. We are reminded of the verse ‘Be still and now that I am God’ (Psalm 46: 10). We need to be still – sometimes we think this means to switch off but we are invited and urged to be still to know.

We need rest – deep and restorative rest but also rest that reminds us of who our Father is and an imagination for His kingdom and church. We felt it important for leaders to balance this time between ‘rest and imagination’ and so we have, in an attempt to support you in these next two months curated a selection of resources, articles, book suggestions, videos to help you to rest and imagine.

If you have suggestions please get in touch and we will try to tell others.


Book Recommendations


Ana Mullan presents a short guide/suggested ways to help create space and discipline to hear from God during this season.


Mission Disco by Praxis Movement (aka us!)

Rebuilders by Red Church & Mark Sayers in Australia

Dare to Lead with Brené Brown

Bible Project Podcast – conversations between Tim & Jon + occasional guests, inviting you to explore biblical theology

Renovaré – Trevor Hudson, spiritual formation to help people become more like Jesus