Links of the Week (12/12/15)

Each Saturday we point you to the best content we have encountered on the internet during the week.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

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11 Things Church Staff Can Do To Make Highly Successful Volunteer Leaders – by Brian Dodd

Church leaders, we need to practice these things. 

7 Must-Do Items For Your Church Growth Calendar – by Brian Jones

One of the essentials for leading an outreach-focused, growing church (and likewise RARELY present in a stagnant one) is a detailed 12-month church growth calendar created six months before that calendar year begins.

What I mean by this is the Senior Pastor and team must create a roadmap for the congregation to follow, which, when executed, will ignite church growth.

Leadership and the Local Church with John C. Maxwell – Rainer on Leadership #181

So good. Listen to this conversation!

15 Ways To Keep Church Hoppers From Coming Back – by Brian Jones

Funny and thought provoking. I laughed out loud.

Practical Tips on How to Structure Bigger So You Can Grow Bigger – by Carey Nieuwhof

It’s one thing to want to see your church grow.

It’s entirely another to position your church structurally so you can accommodate growth.

If you structure bigger, you can grow bigger. If you don’t, you won’t.

The Most Essential Life Skill: Teachability – by David Murray

Those who are teachable, and remain so, usually succeed. The unteachable usually fail. I’ve seen that in business, I’ve seen it in the ministry, I’ve seen it among students, and I’ve seen it in my children.

Our Desperate Need for Spiritual Entrepreneurs (And How You Can Become One) – by Brandon Kelley

What if there were more ways to reach people for Christ than on a Sunday morning in a worship service/experience/gathering/celebration? Our culture is changing quickly. People are less likely to step foot in a church. More people have an eclectic set of beliefs that don’t fit in one religion, rather they span across multiple religions. More people have their weekends (including Sunday mornings) taken up by their child’s sports games and other recreation activities.

4 Warnings For Young Leaders – by Jonathan Pearson

If you’re a young leader or are leading young leaders, make sure you give this a read.

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Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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Want a Sticky Church? This One Thing is Vital

Want a Sticky Church? This One Thing is Vital

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