Links of the Week (2/20/16)

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

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

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7 Reasons You Should Speak Without Using Notes – by Carey Nieuwhof

One of the questions I get asked all the time is “how do you speak for 40 minutes without using notes?”

It’s a great question.

Personally, I actually prepare notes, but I rarely if ever use them when I speak.

4 Irresistible Traits of Speakers who Connect with their Audience – by Lane Sebring

Recently my church hosted a leadership conference to encourage and equip our lay leaders and staff. One of the speakers at the event, Nikki, impacted me with her engaging presentation. She spoke for nearly an hour training our leaders how to do ministry effectively in our context. About halfway through her presentation I had filled my page with notes and was eager for more. I started to think about what made the experience so captivating. I turned the page over and jotted down some notes that I want to share with you. Nikki embodied the 4 irresistible traits of speakers who connect with their audience.

5 Websites to Help Your Church Grow This Easter – by Tim Parsons

As I’m sure you know, Easter is just a few weeks away.  In fact, this year, it’s early.  Easter happens the last week of March and that means that church leaders across the country are faced with a shorter time to prepare and less time to ramp up.

4 Big Questions to Ask Before Easter Sunday Arrives – by Rick Warren

For three and a half decades, Easter Sunday has been one of the biggest evangelistic opportunities of the year for Saddleback Church, and for thousands of other churches too. When the celebration of Easter Sunday is such a golden opportunity to tell people about the hope we have in the risen Christ, it’s definitely prudent to start planning for it early.

How To Design a Message Series That Engages Unchurched People – by Carey Nieuwhof

So you want to reach unchurched people.

And if you do, Sunday mornings is a make it or break it time. Teaching and preaching becomes a very complex task of being 100% faithful to scripture and engaging your audience.

Preachers who say they don’t care what their audience thinks probably don’t care about their audience.

Great Preaching Lives in the Tension: Here’s How – by Brandon Kelley

A past article that SermonCentral picked up this week.


Rookie Preacher Articles

Will Your Church Reach Millennials? 3 Surefire Ways to Not Do So – by Jonathan Pearson

Why and How Young Leaders Should Get Preaching Experience – by Joe Hoagland

3 Lessons on Preaching From the Show 24 – 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 Spiritual Development Pastor at a fast growing church in Batavia, Ohio, called The Crossing. Among the many things he does at The Crossing, serving on the teaching team is one of them. He also writes at BrandonKelley.org. You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.