Links of the Week (5/16/15)

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

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

God doesn’t give us do-overs – by Aaron Armstrong

Several years ago, I met a Muslim man at our pediatrician’s office. We spoke briefly and when he learned I work for a Christian ministry, he was very excited…

Nominals to Nones: 3 Key Takeaways From Pew’s Religious Landscape Survey – by Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer shares how we should understand the new research by Pew and what it means for the future of the Church.

5 Evernote Notebooks Every Young Leader Need – by Jonathan Pearson

I absolutely love Evernote. Jonathan always has great insight on productivity and this article is a must-read for anyone who uses Evernote or is thinking of using it.

3 False Sources of Confidence in Ministry Leadership – by Brandon Cox

Every church leader needs to read this article. Do it. Do it now.

Your Checklist for Great Quotes – by Jed Jurchenko

This is a great resource for you to consult as you craft the bottom line of your message.

5 Things We Do Today Instead of Preaching the Word – by James MacDonald

I wish I could tell you that most pastors are preaching the Word. I can’t—some are not preaching the Word. So here are five things we may choose to do instead of preaching the Word.

4 Reasons to Believe in Young Leaders – by Eric Geiger

For a long time, I was the young leader. I took my first role on a church staff just before I turned 19. When I moved to Cincinnati to serve as student pastor, I flew into the airport and was too young to rent a car. I moved to Miami to serve as executive pastor of Christ Fellowship when I was 27. All the while, godly leaders believed in me and trusted me. They invested in me, allowed experiences to teach me and mold me, and kept challenging and encouraging me. I am eternally grateful.

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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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