The Power of Belonging unpacks the universal longing to belong and the shame that keeps leaders from leading with authenticity, confidence, and hope.
Do you struggle with feeling like an impostor in your own leadership? Do you carry a secret anxiety about being revealed as a fraud?
We all long to belong, especially those in positions of leadership. But deeply rooted shame can keep leaders from connecting authentically and vulnerably. Reverend Will van der Hart and Dr. Rob Waller—an experienced church leader and respected psychiatrist—integrate the story of Scripture with the science behind mental health, offering real steps for transformation. When leaders know that they belong to God—when they develop a deep sense of security in Him—they can overcome constricting shame and lead with confidence.
Offering a psychological and biblical response to one of the most persistent problems in leadership, The Power of Belonging is a unique resource to help you build success from your sense of security, allowing your unique leadership gifts to flourish and grow.
Reverend Will van der Hart has been a priest in the Church of England for fifteen years and is currently pastoral chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton in London and is a director of the Mind and Soul Foundation. He speaks regularly at major Christian events and churches and has written five books. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
Dr. Rob Waller is a consultant psychiatrist with over twenty years of experience and is a director of the Mind and Soul Foundation. Holding a number of postgraduate qualifications in psychiatry, therapy, and education, he has also written several books on emotional and mental health. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two sons.
‘Belonging within a team has been at the heart of all my adventures: It has helped me make a home in some of the most hostile environments on the planet. I recommend The Power of Belonging to you as a great place to explore the security you need for leadership.’ Bear Grylls, adventurer
‘Will van der Hart has an invaluable gift for helping us address areas of our lives where we have been hurt and broken – and to find our security in Jesus. He and Rob Waller show us that vulnerability is a strength which can enable us to flourish as leaders in the power of the Holy Spirit.’ Nicky Gumbel, leader at HTB and Alpha
‘Will and Rob invite us not just to read a book but take a journey and to discover the power of belonging. When we learn how to truly belong, we learn how to build truly.’ Charlotte Gambill, lead pastor at Life Church UK, author, and international speaker
‘The Power of Belonging is full of wisdom, insight, and common sense. In an age when many are crippled by insecurity, shame, and loneliness, the authors confront these issues boldly yet sensitively.’ Rev. Canon Mike Pilavachi, cofounder and leader of Soul Survivor