Links of the Week (2/18/17)

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

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How to Read More Books This Year by Art Rainer 

I read a number of books throughout the year.

Sometimes, I get asked how I read so many books. If you are one who would like to read more books throughout the year, let me provide a few suggestions that may help.

7 Questions That Can Help You Crush a Plateau and Gain Momentum by Carey Nieuwhof

All of us hit both personal and organizational plateaus. As much as we think momentum should be a permanent state, it never is. No one lives in a state of momentum all the time.

So if you hit a plateau or fall in a rut, how do you get out of it—both personally and organizationally?

4 Ways Pastors Can Refill Their Depleted Souls by Charles Stone

Have you ever felt depleted? As a pastor I have. Recently I heard the president of Heritage College and Seminary located near Toronto give an uplifting talk about how pastors can refill their depleted souls. He spoke at a monthly gathering of pastors and Christian business leaders in London, Ontario, where I serve as a pastor. With permission, I share his insights below.

4 Powerful Changes Pastors Need to Make Next Year by Matt Adair 

Sadly, a lot of pastors I talk with have no real plans to make next year different. Sure, you can set some goals or make resolutions. But didn’t you do that last year?

Let’s try something different this year. 

Rules Are Overrated.  21 Standards Every Church Staff, Business Or Team Must Have To Be Successful by Brian Dodd

You cannot lead the top performers in your organization simply by rules.  Top performers do not need rules.  Rather, they need guidelines.  They need standards.

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Rookie Preacher Articles

3 Reasons You Should Make Volunteers “Church Staff” and How to do it Well by Joe Hoagland

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Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Grape Grove Church of Christ in Jamestown, Ohio. He is newly married to his awesome wife Jenna and together they have 2 spoiled dogs and a cat.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.