Links of the Week (10/29/17)

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
The Pastoral Duty of Letting People Down – by Brian Sauve
“What are the bricks and mortar, the necessary components, of a pastoral job description? Typically, churches are looking for a man who is able to preach, pastorally tender, a one-woman man with good fruit growing at home, adequate theological training, and preferably, great hair. With the notable exception of the last item, all good.”

3 Myths of Expository Preaching – by Brandon Hilgemann
“What is expository preaching? If you ask around you’ll get a variety of answers and definitions. But I believe there’s a lot of misinformation.”

When You Preach a Bad Sermon – by Joshua Reich
“There are all kinds of reasons for a bad sermon.

It could be poor delivery, incorrect theology or making a passage say what you want it to say, not what it actually says. It could be that your sermon was bad because you went too long and had 2-3 sermons wrapped up into one.”

3 Things I Know About Ministry Now That I’m Not In Ministry – by Stephen Altrogge
“Four years ago, I left pastoral ministry. Without getting into any details, I needed to get out for my personal and spiritual health. I had just come out of a meat grinder of a year and was thoroughly confused, angry, and desperately needed to catch my breath.”

Ten Really Strange Things That Happened at Church Business Meetings – by Thom Rainer
“Dead bodies and donuts. Those are two of the themes of church business meetings.”

Lessons From the Radical Leadership of Jesus – by Pete Scazzero
“Leading people in the name of Jesus is complex, demanding great wisdom and discernment. I have dedicated my adult life to the study of leadership. I have written books on leadership, read innumerable books on the topic, and attended more than my share of leadership conferences.”

3 Habits of Lifelong Learners – by Jeff Goins
“How Leaders Can Leverage Teachability for Personal Growth”

The most significant thing a pastor will ever do – by Joe McKeever
Just give this a read.

My 25 Favorite Biographies from the Past Few Years – by Tim Suttle
“A good biography is a great way to study history. I’ve almost always got a biography either in my hands or in the upcoming stack.”

Rookie Preacher Articles

Shepherd God’s Flock: Protecting God’s People – by Chris Pascarella

Record and Share Your Sermon With This Simple Process – by Joe Hoagland

6 Ways the Gospel Should Shape a Pastor’s Leadership – 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 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.