Links of the Week (08/22/15)

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

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Adapt Or Die: 6 Steps to Becoming an Innovative Church – by Karl Vaters

Adapt or die.

That’s especially true in small churches.

The good news is, because of our size, small churches have the ability to adapt more quickly than our larger counterparts. Like steering a speedboat instead of an ocean liner.

Twenty-five Really Weird Things Said to Pastors and Other Church Leaders – by Thom Rainer

Enough said. Just read this.

9 Things We Can ALL Learn From Billy Graham’s Preaching – by Dennis Phelps

It began with my grandmother. At the simple kitchen table she would keep the prayer reminders for upcoming crusades. When the broadcasts aired locally, she would call and remind my mother to watch. We would gather and watch the hour-long production. This was long before Christian networks.

4 Keys to Taking the Next Step of Growth In Your Church – by Tom Holladay

I’ve had the opportunity these last thirty years to be with Rick Warren as he has personally taught well over 400,000 leaders what it means to be a healthy, purpose driven church. In that time I’ve been able to observe some things about how to take the principles of being a healthy church from a philosophy into practice, from something you’d like to do to something you are doing. I’ve learned from watching these thousands of leaders that it takes four things to put principles into practice: message, method, models and mentors.

10 Characteristics Of An Amazing Leadership Team – by Brian Jones

Last night I walked out of the room shaking my head.

God, I don’t know how you pulled this off, but this team is simply amazing.

Unified. Visionary. Encouraging. Fun. Passionate. Gifted. Transparent. Gracious. These are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the people who faithfully serve on CCV’s Leadership Team.

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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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