Links of the Week (11/7/15)

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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3 Churches That Won’t Reach Millennials – by Jonathan Pearson

The millennial generation is the most unchurched and non-christian generation in our country’s history. As a millennial myself, this disappoints me because I know that we have the potential to do something great for the kingdom of God. We love to rally around causes we believe in. What better cause than the Gospel?!

How Much Time Should You Spend On Your Weaknesses – by Brian Dodd

Really short post, but really important.

6 Steps to Building a Leader Development Process (that Meets Your Congregation’s Needs and Expectations) – by Mark Howell

I frequently hear from small group pastors that their senior pastors or congregational leaders are uncomfortable with newer strategies for identifying and recruiting leaders.

8 Essentials of Leadership—It Starts With You – by Brad Lomenic

Any leader working with the next generation can attest to the fact this generation is different than all others before it. They speak in a language we don’t always understand, run circles around us with new technology, and think differently when it comes to faith and social issues. But I believe they are the hope for our churches, our communities, our nation and our world. Not tomorrow or way into the future, but today. Right now.

5 Things Every Small To Mid-Sized Church Struggles With – by Carey Nieuwhof

Of all the subjects I deal with on this blog, church size generates a LOT of reaction and emotion.

Clayton Walker on Reaching Unchurched Millennials – UnSeminary Podcast (Rich Birch)

Experience Life Church was started in 2007 and has grown phenomenally, now with 5 locations. Clayton is the executive pastor and he oversees the campuses and ministries. He also speaks each week at one of the church’s campuses at Texas Tech University. The average age of attendees at Experience Life Church is 30 years old, not counting the kids’ ministry, so they have really learned to attract young adults and teens.

Ep 019: The Best Practices for Your Personal Life – Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast

Some really great practices here. I got a lot out of this.


Rookie Preacher Articles

11 Steps to Creating a Discipleship Model (Thanks to Brian Dodd for including this on his top ten of the week list)

RPP 012: 3 Ways to Build a Great Team

Preach About What We Should Do (Not What We Shouldn’t Do)

Why The Holiness of God is the Secret for Fearless Preaching – Francis Chan

Joe had an article featured on SermonCentral.com: Does Your Sermon Outline Serve You Or Do You Serve It?

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.