Links of the Week (6/6/15)

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


Five Things I Learned From Gary Thomas About Preaching by Lane Sebring

Recently my church hosted the Sacred Marriage Conference with Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, Sacred Search and others. My wife and I gleaned some helpful insights from Gary’s teaching over the weekend, and it was nice to meet him personally.

5 Keys to Breaking the 600 Barrier by Brian Jones

A detailed post that offers some really valuable insight. This was a “wow” type of article. Really good stuff.

What We Can Learn From MTV’s Rise and Fall by Rachel Blom

A short article on a big topic. The Church can learn from businesses – if applied correctly.

Are You a Negaholic? 5 Ways Pessimism is Ruining Your Life by Michael Hyatt

A few years ago, an author cornered me at a publishing conference to complain about his agent, gripe about his publicist, and grumble about his publisher. It was beyond awkward. I tried to change the subject, but he persisted.

Church Planting: A Larger View of the Kingdom by Kevin Cox

Over the last seven years, Vista Church in Heartland, Texas, has committed to unveil a larger view of Christ’s kingdom through multiplication. Despite its small size, Vista Church has partnered with 13 new churches that are, in turn, reproducing.

Below, church planter and coach Kevin Cox shares four tensions he and Vista Church have wrestled with to multiply.

3 Current Cultural Crises That Provide Great Opportunities for Leaders (If You Seize Them) by Carey Nieuwhof

Our culture is undergoing radical transformation.

One day when historians write about our moment in time, they’ll refer to the change happening around us as being on a similar scale to the Christianization of the Roman Empire under Constantine, the invention of the printing press, the Protestant Reformation or even the Industrial Revolution.

The change is that significant.

Rookie Preacher Articles

A Better Way to Delegate

RPP 001: How to Structure Your Sermon For Maximum Impact

Preparing Yourself to Prepare a Sermon

An Invaluable Lesson About Preaching We All Must Learn – by Wade Allen


Help This Week’s Sermon Last Deep Into Next Week: 5 Tips (Brandon’s post on


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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