Links of the Week (8/5/17)

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

Preaching Under Pressure – by H.B. Charles

I drove to my pastor’s office to tell him I was going to resign my church. He asked what did I plan to do next. I did not have a plan. I told him I may become a talk-show host. It didn’t matter. I just wanted out! I desired to get married, finish my education, and move on with my life and ministry. I had wasted enough of my youth in congregational conflict.

A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church – by Emily Gehman

Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m an anomaly. (Hiiii, Emily.) I’m a Millennial who’s staying in church. I understood (and believed) the gospel when I was just 4, and I’ve been going to church ever since. Sure, I’ve thought about leaving more than once. But let’s just be honest—we all have, haven’t we?

Should Pastors Know about Giving in the Church? – by John Frye

I’ve heard it and you’ve heard it: Jesus talked more about money than he talked about heaven and hell combined. The Bible repeatedly addresses money issues. With all that, a good friend known for informed conversation, told me that less than 1% of USAmerican pastors preach about money. Yes, I did my two sermons a year on giving. I cranked out the hackneyed stewardship sermons about the “3 Ts” —time, talent, and treasure.

5 Things I Am Currently Learning About Leadership – by Brian Dodd

Don’t miss the story after the list! Seriously.

Monday’s Preparation Brings Friday’s Success – by Ron Edmondson

In one of my consulting opportunities I was asked to help someone think strategically. We were looking at this person’s ministry, trying to design a system, which would allow for continual growth and improvement. The ministry had grown rapidly and the leader barely felt she could keep up with her current demands.

Preaching the Ten Commandments – by Ray Ortlund

When I preach through the Ten Commandments, each sermon has four points, because each commandment does four things at once.

8 Good Questions to Evaluate Your Church – by Dan Reiland

It’s easy to get so busy doing ministry that you don’t take the time to evaluate your ministry.

But evaluation is how you get better.

24 Creative Content Ideas To Boost Your Church Facebook Page – by Steven Kryger

Are you looking for some inspiration for what to post to your church Facebook page? Here are 24 ideas from churches including Life Church, MBM Rooty Hill, NewSpring, Elevation Church, Crossway Baptist, City on a Hill and more!

Rookie Preacher Articles

Using an iPad Pro For Ministry – by Joe Hoagland

Rhythms and Checkpoints in Your Sermon Prep: The Why and How – 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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