Links of the Week (9/3/16)

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

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“Another lazy preacher: The last thing we need!” – by Joe McKeever

I awakened the other morning with this scenario playing in my head.

A young friend was being called into the ministry.  He was trying to get his bearings. In my dream–if that’s what it was–I was saying to him, “Please learn to study.  Learn to discipline yourself.  Because we don’t need another lazy preacher.”

How to Reach the Next Level of Team Performance – by Michael Hyatt

I’m an assessment geek. I’m always looking to improve my own performance as well as my team’s. And I find measurement essential for upping our game.

12 Truths for the Church From 1 Timothy – by Michael Kelley

Things weren’t going well for Timothy in Ephesus. Sure, Paul was a tough act to follow. But the internal pressures of pastoral ministry coupled with the external pressures of an oppressive pagan culture were a crippling burden.

14 Great Ways To Use Instagram For Your Church – by Steve Fogg

Instagram is a great social media platform for your church. It is a simple, yet effective visual way to get your message out. If you haven’t signed up yet, I’d encourage you to do so.

5 Simple Mistakes That Sink Small Group Ministries – by Mark Howell

Figuring out why small group ministries fail is not complicated. There is a short list of simple mistakes that sink small group ministries.

5 Financial Documents Every Church Needs – by Brian Dodd

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8 Mistakes to Avoid as a Young Pastor – Rainer on Leadership #253

Experience takes time and doesn’t come without mistakes. Today we discuss a recent post on rookie pastors and the mistakes they make as well as how to avoid them.

Rookie Preacher Articles

Promote Jesus: Not Personality, Professionalism, or Brand – by Joe Hoagland

The Single Question All Leaders Must Ask When Stuck in a Rut – 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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The Single Question All Leaders Must Ask When Stuck in a Rut

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