Links of the Week (1/30/16)

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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5 New Rules for Effective Church Websites – by Justin Trapp

Your church website may be breaking some unspoken rules.

If you follow these rules they will dramatically impact the way your website functions.  Your church site should be an asset used to generate results.

10 Things Pastors Will Think About While They Preach This Weekend – by Chuck Lawless

I’ve preached most Sundays since April of 1981. You’d assume by now that I could simply focus on nothing but the Word when I’m preaching, but I still think about other things at the same time. Here are some of those things that I – and, I suspect, many other pastors – think about:

14 Practices Of Fast Growing Churches – by Brian Dodd

Great stuff here.

48 Scattered Thoughts about Pastoral Ministry and Being a Pastor – by Scott Slayton

By God’s grace I have been able to be a pastor for the last thirteen years, both as a church planter and the pastor of an established church. What follows is not everything I could say about the ministry, but are some things I have been learning and thinking about lately.

The Church Needs More Creative Christians – And Better Critics – by Karl Vaters

I so appreciate this piece by Karl. Resounding yes from me!

Seven Ways NOT to Follow Up with Church Guests – by Thom Rainer

On the blog and the podcast, we have discussed extensively ways churches have followed up with guests in a positive and affirming manner. In this post, I share stories from church guests where the follow up was not received well.

5 Harsh Realities Of Preaching In A Barren Land – by Leslie Holmes

Great reminders for us all here.

Rookie Preacher Posts

4 Cautions for Young Leaders – by Jonathan Pearson

Dream Big in Your Preaching – by Joe Hoagland

RPP 018: Glen Shady on Going to Post-Christian France as a Missionary

4 Big Things Every Young Leader Needs From You

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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