Links of the Week (6/13/15)

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

15 Ways to Improve Your Preaching or Teaching – by Chuck Lawless

I’m a professor who doesn’t like course evaluations and a preacher who doesn’t enjoy sermon critiques. So, I’m leery of telling others how to improve their preaching or teaching. Nevertheless, here are 15 ways (some that are perhaps surprising) to improve your communicating the gospel:

Why Pastors Think About Quitting – by Josh Reich

I heard at a conference recently that two out of three pastors are thinking about quitting. While many statistics often feel made up, I can say that as a pastor, this stat rings true.

Pastors know this.

Many people in their churches do not.

Some Neglected Aspects of Discipleship – by Frank Viola

Don’t miss this article by Frank. It’s something we all need to realize and remind ourselves of.

What to expect when we preach the gospel – by Aaron Armstrong

In modern times, we tend to look at the world around us and say, if only we were X—whether X is hip, trendy, socially active, or whatever—then we’d win the culture to Christ. We act as though there’s some magic formula to this. That somehow we can make everything go exactly our way if we could just unlock the secret.

4 Must Do’s of Using Illustrations – by Lane Sebring

Before you add an illustration to your sermon, check this article out.

Rookie Preacher Articles

6 Reasons Why Every Pastor Should Have a Blog

A Missed Trait of Effective Church Leadership

Perry Noble on Church Leadership, Staff Dynamics, & Multi-Site


Episode 2 of the Rookie Preacher Podcast will be next week. Stay tuned! Did you catch episode 1, yet?

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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