Links of the Week (10/21/17)

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

4 Practices to Become a Self-Aware Leader – Lead to Win Podcast – Michael Hyatt
This was helpful. Definitely listen and subscribe!

7 Easy Steps For Disgraced Pastors To Get Back Into The Spotlight ASAP – by Babylon Bee
Hilarious and sad – sadder, really.

11 Ways To Make Christmas Your Best Outreach Of The Year – by Carey Nieuwhof
“You may think it’s far too early to start thinking about Christmas, but think again. Whenever I’ve shared these ideas about Christmas, people say ‘Hey, I wish you’d talked about this earlier.’ So we are.”

The Un-Millennial Church – by Cole Deike
“Never would I have admitted it, but in my first year as a local church pastor, I was deeply insecure and at least a little bit embarrassed by the word ‘pastor.'”

116 Been Real: Lecrae, “White Evangelicalism,” and Hope – by John Piper
“My response to Lecrae’s interview with the thoughtful women at Truth’s Table is mainly thankfulness and hope. Why would anyone care about my response? I don’t know that they would. But here’s why they might.”

Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations – by Raymond Chang
“Dear John Piper,
In your Desiring God article, you wrote how you didn’t know what Lecrae’s “loosening from ‘white evangelicalism’ means for multi-ethnic relations.” I’d like to attempt to address this.”

29 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Dr. John C. Maxwell and CEO Mark Cole On Mentoring – by Brian Dodd
“Anyone who knows me knows my spiritual hero is John Maxwell. No one has had a greater impact on my leadership than John. I had the privilege of working for him for a number of years.”

An Inside Look at Rural Communities and Churches – by Kent Fillinger
“In 1950, more than a third of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. That rural percentage has consistently declined through the years to less than 20 percent today.”

10 Ways to Pastor Your Church that Will Never Be Obsolete – by Eric McKiddie
“There are ways you can shepherd your flock that will never go obsolete. They don’t scale and they aren’t efficient, but they make an impact on individual lives every time you do them.”

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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 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.