Links of the Week (2/3/18)

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

10 Steps to Rebrand Your Church – by Brian Jones
“If you haven’t rebranded your church in the last five years, your ministry is dated.”

39 Things Pastors Should Teach The Business And Civic Leaders In Their Community – by Brian Dodd
This is so good. How could you use this to engage your community leaders?

How a Belief in Regenerate Church Membership Should Impact Preaching – by Mike Leake
“I love reading books for pastoral ministry that are hundreds of years old. I’m often amazed that these men of old face similar issues that I face in the twenty-first century. Their thoughts, so often grounded in the gospel, are timeless and beneficial. It’s helpful to me to see the same types of issues hundreds of years ago, as it anchors me in eternal truth in the midst of the present streams of culture. But if I’m not careful I can start preaching to a congregation that is not my own.”

7 Critical Abilities Senior Leaders Must Have – by Ron Edmondson
“I have held a senior leadership position for over 20 years and been in leadership over 35 years. In this post, I want to express some things I’ve observed (and experienced) as some of the critical abilities a senior leader must have in order to be most effective.”

12 Ways to Build Staff Morale – by Dan Reiland
This is huge. If you don’t have staff, there are still valuable nuggets here.

3 Practical Ways to Crush Meetings without Crushing the People in Them – by Eric Geiger
Lead meetings? Read this.

Benny Ferguson on the Balance of Culture & Systems in Growing Churches – by Rich Birch
“Benny is with us today to talk about how LifePoint has developed its culture and systems in order to build a healthy, growing church.”

Why Leadership Is So Important To Millennials Right Now – by Sarah Landrum
“In several specific ways, Millennials bring a new perspective to the very idea of leadership — not just in the workplace, but also across society in general. Let’s discuss the two kinds of Millennial leadership and what they look like in, and what they mean for, the future of work.”

Why Every Pastor Should Blog – by Ernesto Alaniz
Something to consider.

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Preach Better: Identify and Expose the Tension – by Brandon Kelley

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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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