Links of the Week

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

Links of the WeekLinks of the Week

Never Forget How God Shaped You For Ministry by Rick Warren

Rick Warren reminds us all of something that we need not forget, but often do.

If you’ve ever doubted your calling to ministry, consider this: God has been molding and shaping you for ministry since before you were born!

5 Ways to Recover Your Passion for Pastoral Leadership by Brandon Cox

Sometimes its the simple things that make all the difference. Actually, I think that is the case most times.

I’ve been there. I’ve been burned out and depressed, discouraged and defeated. I’ve led in atmospheres where every creative idea was smothered by questions rooted in fear. I’ve been distracted by secondary interests. I’ve given into my own emotions and have isolated myself from healthy, life-giving relationships.

And I’ve recovered…

Spurgeon Almost Quit by Christian George

And we get upset when the offering is bad…

The Socially Acceptable Sin by Jason Todd

We live in a culture of excess. Churches and Christians are condemning people because of their sin all over the place but are we looking in the mirror? As leaders we need to be aware of what people (including ourselves) are struggling with. Gluttony is a major issue.

Reinvention: The 5 Different Leaders You Need to Become to Stay Effective by Carey Nieuwhof

A good reminder that we always need to adapt and improve our leadership to stay as effective as possible.

 

Let’s not forget about this!


Rookie Preacher Articles

The Question You Must Ask Yourself Before You Preach

4 Timeless Principles For Leading Younger Leaders

Many Leaders Overlook These 3 Essential Principles. Don’t! – by Jonathan Pearson

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.