Balance is a mythical beast. We say we need to achieve it for equilibrium in our work life or family time, but balance doesn’t really exist.

In The Myth of Balance, Frank Bealer explains how a simple four-word formula can prepare you for the unexpected and not-so-unexpected events that distract you in the most inconvenient moments. The Myth of Balance can help you:

  • Embrace the idea that ministry is exceptions.
  • Recognize the warning signs of catastrophe brewing from your “busy seasons.”
  • Create a predictable plan for handling the unpredictable things vying for your time.
  • Make the necessary shifts in the way you lead and manage your life so you can continue in ministry for the long haul.

Next time, be ready to slay the beast of balance with this time-tested approach.

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Frank Bealer, on The Myth of Balance


“As a preacher’s kid, I know what life can be like growing up in the church. I’ve known plenty of PKs who walked away from the church as a result. This is why it was so important for Wendy and me to have our kids not just like church, but love it. This meant making sure that they never saw the Church as competing for our time with them. If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, you know this is easier said than done. This is why I think this book is so important. Jessica and Frank Bealer walk the walk. They are raising a great family and helping lead a vibrant ministry. This is a practical, how-to book that shows you how to do both. Imagine a world where ministry kids grow up loving and serving the church, and knowing how loved and valued they are by their parents. That’s a strong win. This book leads you there.”

Jeff Henderson, Lead Pastor, Gwinnett Church

“Getting to work with Frank these last few years has been one of my favorite parts of being connected to reThink. Why? Because Frank knows what it takes to build a life worth living, both at home and at work. I’ve benefitted from hearing about these ideas first hand, I think you’ll love them too.”

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over


Lauren Terrell


Frank Bealer is executive director of Leadership Development at Orange and serves as CEO of Phase Family Centers. Before joining Orange, he was family pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is driven to develop leaders to reach their full potential. Frank is married to Jess and together they have four children.

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