Links of the Week (2/27/16)

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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6 Things You Must Do To Effectively Lead Young Leaders – by Brian Dodd

Great read and so true!

Ten Comments from Happy Church Guests – by Thom Rainer

In essence, my team asked guests to attend a worship service on the same day to get their immediate impressions of the church. Among those who had a positive experience, we heard a pattern of recurring themes. Here are the top ten responses in order of frequency. Each item is followed by a direct quote from a guest.

One of the Most Dangerous Prayers You’ll Ever Pray – by Marvin Williams

This will disturb you in a good way…

3 Business Books Every Pastor Should Read – by Justin Trapp

I often get a strange look when referring to a pastor as a entrepreneur.

After all, a pastor is called by God to shepherd a community but anyone who launches a business idea can call themselves an entreprenuer.

Hear me out…

Preach Your Announcements – by Robert Carnes

This was really good!

Is Church Membership Biblical? – by Matt Chandler

I was 28 when I became the pastor of Highland Village First Baptist Church (now known as The Village Church). I had had a rough go early on in my church experience, and at that time, I was not fully out of my “disenchanted with the local church” phase.

Rookie Preacher Articles

A Manifesto of a Pastor of a Messy Church – by Kenny White

3 Ingredients to Super Productive Sermon Writing – by Brandon Kelley

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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3 Ingredients to Super Productive Sermon Writing

3 Ingredients to Super Productive Sermon Writing

3 Skills I Gained as a Teacher That Made Me a Better Preacher - by Jeff Mitchell

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