Links of the Week (3/12/16)

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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4 Things Every Church Planter Should Know – by Brian Dodd

At my home church, Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA, Associate Pastor Tim Beard provides leadership to the Fellowship Bible Church Planter Residency Program.  The men who go through this year-long program learn from some of the greatest Christian leaders in the world including our senior pastor Dr. Crawford Loritts.

11 Mind-bending Christian Book Covers You Can’t Unsee – by Jesse Carey

Just click it and be ready to laugh!

7 Concerns About Benefits of Pastors and Church Staff – Rainer on Leadership #206 – by Thom Rainer

On today’s episode, we discuss a recent post on pastor and staff benefits. These points come from Richard Hammar’s 2016-2017 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff.

13th Annual Outreach Resources of the Year – by Outreach Magazine

Every fall at Outreach magazine we anticipate searching for the year’s best resources in evangelism, leadership, discipleship and more. It’s a chance to get our hands on some of the most innovative and challenging books and curricula that were offered over the past year … and pass the best of those on to you. Each year, as trends in publishing emerge, the categories require modification—signaling that church leaders are continuing to demand thought-provoking ideas from a diverse set of resources. From apologetics to social justice, culture to relationships, every aspect of ministry is covered this year.

10 Things They Never Taught Me in Seminary – by Joe McKeever

A pastor friend wrote a book called What They Never Taught Me in Seminary. I drew the cover and inside cartoons for him, which suggests he didn’t learn as much about discernment in school as he might have.

11 Ways Church Leaders Can Win On Social Media – by Luke Mcclain

As a leader in the Church I have come to value social media in ways I never thought I would. Social media has given me avenues to share helpful content, connect with others, and ultimately point others to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These social media wins are just from the last 6 months. I didn’t always think I could win on social media. In fact, I started out posting a few pictures on Instagram and dropping a few thoughts on Twitter every so often. I treated it like I was catapulting a bunch of random words over a wall hoping someone would read it and be changed forever.

A Month By Month Guide To Understanding Your Listener’s Mindsets – by Brian Jones

All great communicators begin with their listeners, not their topic. Senior Pastor’s who are great preachers are no exception to this rule.

6 Proven Techniques to Be Highly Productive – Karola Karlson

We’ve all had those days when you show up at the office just to spend the best of the day chatting with colleagues and checking social media accounts. Sometimes it’s just hard to focus and stay productive throughout the day.

How about making the average day at work twice as productive?

Church Email Newsletters: Specific Strategy Tips – by Karen Shay-Kubiak

Our church has been using email as a communication tool for several years. It’s fast, it’s free (well, kind of) and it allows us to reach our more than 11,000 subscribers very efficiently.

We’ve done church email right, and we’ve done it wrong. Very wrong. Here are the basics on both.

Rookie Preacher Articles

Should a Pastor Know How Much People Give? – by Peter Walters

Where I Find Sermon Illustrations – by Joe Hoagland

How Your Church Can Reach More People With Facebook – 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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