Come to Me: Video Devotions for Weary Church Leaders

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

A Message from Pastor Louise Johnson

Director of Leadership Development for LEAD

A word of hope from church leaders across the country

May these reflections nourish, support, and uplift you.

Pastor Gus Barnes, Jr.

Faith Lutheran Church, Cuba City, WI

A reflection on
Isaiah 43

Bishop Tracie Bartholomew

New Jersey Synod, Hamilton Square, NJ

A reflection on
Psalm 69

Pastor Kristen Capel

Rosemount, MN

A reflection on
Hebrews 12

Pastor Ernie Hinojosa

Rejoice Lutheran, Coppell, TX

A reflection on
Isaiah 40:25-31

Yvonne Jones Lembo, MDiv

ELCA Foundation, Camden, DE

A reflection on
Psalm 46

Pastor Mark Narum

Trinity, Bismarck, ND

A reflection on
Ezekiel 37:1-14

Pastor Alvaro Nova (Spanish)

Communidad de Esperanza, Tulsa, OK

A reflection on
Matthew 28:16-20

Rev. Dr. Winston Persaud

Wartburg Theological Seminar, Dubuque, IA

A reflection on
Matthew 28:16-20

Pastor Mark Rigg

Advent Lutheran, West Lawn, PA

A reflection on
Psalm 139:1-12

Bishop Mike Rinehart

Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Houston, TX

A reflection on
Matthew 6

Bishop Kevin Strickland

ELCA Southeastern Synod, Atlanta, GA

A reflection on
Matthew 28:1-10