Links of the Week (4/30/16)

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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Thoughts on the Rise and Fall of Pastors – by Scott Sauls

In the past year, five of my friends who are pastors have lost their ministries because of moral failure.


Most of them were widely known beyond their local contexts as authors, conference speakers, movement leaders and such. From the outside, they appeared to be at their peak.

The Payoff is in the Preparation – by Jonathan Pearson

This was really good! Great reminder we need.

9 Research-Backed Ways to Spark Your Creativity – by Michael Hyatt

Creativity is essential to leadership and business. But we don’t always feel very creative. And I know some people doubt they’re creative at all. The good news is that all of us can easily become more creative. How?

29 Lessons On Pastoral Burnout From Carey Nieuwhof – by Brian Dodd

Today is the second day I will be live blogging from the ReThink Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA. ReThink, open exclusively to senior pastors, campus pastors and executive pastors, is a unique gathering of church leaders who are committed to solving the biggest challenges facing your church and the Church

5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders – by Michael Hyatt

Sometimes you learn from positive role models. Often you learn from negative ones. This is one of the reasons I love to read history—you inevitably get both.

Preaching Killer Sermons – by Lane Sebring  [Kindle Version|Paperback]

I just picked up the Kindle version and look forward to getting into it and offering up a review soon.

Today’s audiences are more distracted than ever, but sermons can only be effective if people are listening. You have to capture people’s attention. But how? In Preaching Killer Sermons, author and pastor Lane Sebring reveals practical preparation and delivery techniques that will enable you to better connect with your listeners. – From Amazon

A Cool Thing We Encouraged People to Do This Week at The Crossing #CrossingRedbox

Rookie Preacher Articles

How to Gather Sermon Prep Content Into Evernote for Maximum Efficiency [Video] – by Brandon Kelley

3 Positive Ways to Respond to Negative Criticism – by Joe Hoagland

3 Warning Signs That Leaders Are Not On Board – 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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3 Warning Signs That Leaders Are Not On Board

3 Warning Signs That Leaders Are Not On Board

This Is What I Learned After Our Children's Pastor Left

This Is What I Learned After Our Children’s Pastor Left