Links of the Week (01/28/17)

Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

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21 Skills Great Leaders Must Have to be Successful by Brian Dodd

I chose ESPN’s coverage over the NFL Network because I felt they had smarter people doing the analysis – former GM Bill Polian, Mel Kiper, Jon Gruden, Todd McShay and the incomparable Louis Riddick (who should be a GM somewhere).  As I listened to their comments, I gleaned the following 21 Skills Great Leaders Must Have.  See which ones best apply to your personal growth and development.

7 Ways to Live out the Gospel in a Post-Truth, Post-Fact Culture by Carey Nieuwhof

Regardless of where your politics lean, many would sense that American culture is quickly becoming both post-truth and post-fact.

It’s happening right before our eyes.

How to Finish your Sermons by Noon Monday by Brian Jones

I believe you can create an approach to sermon writing that will make your sermon speaking so much more enjoyable, productive, and powerful.

Here’s how…

The Weight and Joy of Being a Pastor: What God Thinks of You by Joshua Reich

I’ve been sharing these weights and joys recently so that those who attend a church know what it is like to be a pastor and how to best support their pastor. When those two (a pastor and the congregation) work together, some amazing things happen. When they work against each other, it is a disaster.

Overcoming Leadership Lids of Competency and Character by Paul Alexander

Two common leadership lids that leaders run into are the lids of competency and character. To be an effective leader it takes both and if you’re in a growing church or organization at some point you will be seriously challenged by both of these lids.

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Rookie Preacher Articles

Pastor Do What You Do The Best That You Can Do It By Joe Hoagland

6 Key Questions To Ask Of Your Sermons Before You Preach It By Brandon Kelley

Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Rise Church in Marion, Oh. He is married to his awesome wife Jenna and they have one daughter Aryella.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.


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