Links of the Week (10/16/16)

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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5 Steps to Simplifying Your Church’s Schedule – by Eric Geiger

Yeah, there really are a lot of reasons to simplify. But it is easier desired, imagined, and said than accomplished. Yelling about it and taking a hatchet to your church’s schedule is not the wisest approach. What can a ministry leader do? Here are five steps to consider:

3 Principles of Communicating the Bible – by Michael Kelley

Christians are communicators. And while some Christians may be more or less gifted at the skill of communication, all Christians are “witnesses.” That is, we are, by the very fact that we have been born again into Christ and therefore witness personally the power of the gospel, to bear witness of what we have seen and heard:

6 Leaders You Should Know – by Joseph Lalonde

You regularly hear from me on topics ranging from leadership to personal development to family matters. Today, I want to introduce you to a few amazing leaders I’ve met in my journey.

#031 The Most Killer Way to Outline Your Sermons – by Lane Sebring

What’s the best way to outline a sermon? Where do you start? How do you outline your sermon for the maximum impact? In this episode we discuss the most killer way to outline your sermons.

How To Build A Beautiful Church Website Today – Step By Step

Need to build a website for your church? Here’s a good guide.

Autopsy of a Deceased Pastor – by Thom Rainer

They are the walking dead.

They are dead emotionally.

Their vision and passion is dead.

Their spiritual life has little life at all.

They are burned out.

4 Things Leaders Should Be Thinking But Many Aren’t – by Brian Dodd

The difference between successful and unsuccessful leaders is often how they think. The following are 4 Things Leaders Should Be Thinking But Many Aren’t:

Rookie Preacher Articles

The Battle Against Burnout – by Peter Walters

Harvest Season: A Reflection on the Church’s Work – by Joe Hoagland

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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