We’re a husband and wife who reached the height of ministry success—pastoring a mega-church, writing books and teaching other leaders—only to have infidelity and public humiliation bring all that crashing down.
WE LOST IT ALL: A 29 YEAR MINISTRY, INCOME, FRIENDS, OUR HOME. EVERYTHING.
And in the process, we faced the reality that key parts of our approach to leadership were broken. We’d been equipped to teach, grow a church, train volunteers and staff, and raise resources, but we didn’t have all the tools we needed to thrive emotionally, spiritually and relationally, in sustainable ways… and we didn’t know it.
We had a healthy ministry but we didn’t always have a healthy soul. And when your soul isn’t healthy it’s just a matter of time before your so-called success will fall apart.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO REPEAT OUR MISTAKES AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO STAY STUCK.
We have coached, counseled and taught hundreds of leaders. We work with men and women at every stage of the journey—those overwhelmed and disillusioned, those on a downward spiral, those who have already crashed, those stumbling toward recovery.
We don’t judge. We don’t hide our scars. We pass on breakthrough tools we’ve gained through mistakes. We share how contemplative spirituality has transformed us. And we show you how vital it is to match God- awareness with an appropriate self-awareness.
Nothing to Prove
This is the gut-wrenching story of our own personal leadership and relational crisis. In it, we share how we failed and what it took to overcome and our drive to prove, promote and protect ourselves and the work we gave our lives for.
David Loveless is a leadership coach, pastor to pastors, and strategic consultant to churches. He is currently serving as Pastor of Discipleship & Leadership Initiatives at First Baptist Church Orlando.
David has spent the majority of his career as a senior pastor and teacher, most recently as the Lead Pastor of Discovery Church Orlando for 29 years. During that time, Discovery was identified as one of “America’s Most Influential Churches,” by leading church growth expert, Dr. John Vaughn.
David has more than 35 years of public speaking experience, and has keynoted countless events and church services. He has appeared on multiple television and radio shows and has spoken internationally in over 50 countries. David has appeared in front of crowds ranging from small Sunday congregations to large arenas of over 10,000 people.
David has written three books, the most recent of which is Nothing To Prove: Find the Satisfaction and Significance You’ve Been Striving for at the Core of Your True Identity, co-written with Caron. David is a certified Enneagram specialist and a founding Multiplying Trainer with Life Younique, a gospel-centered, life design training company.
Caron Loveless is a bestselling author, artist and life coach. For over 25 years she used her strategic leadership and artistic gifts serving on the executive staff of Discovery Church, Orlando, FL. Caron has been speaking publicly for more than 35 years in numerous churches, retreats, and conferences, and appearing internationally and on television and radio.
Caron has authored and co-authored numerous books and magazine articles. Her most recent book, co-authored with David, is Nothing To Prove: Find the Satisfaction and Significance You’ve Been Striving for at the Core of Your True Identity.
Caron is a conference and retreat speaker who is passionate to see women, couples and church leaders have happier, healthier and more sustainable marriages and ministries. She is a certified Enneagram specialist as well as a regular blogger at DavidandCaron.com. Her artwork can be found @hereugostudio.com and on Instagram @hereugostudio.
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The other day I (David) really offended someone. I said something that appalled them and they let me have it. We all like to think we’re grace-giving people. Then someone crosses an undeveloped part of our ego and, instantly, we’re personally insulted. We get...