Links of the Week (3/11/17)

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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12 Leadership Lessons On Big Ideas, Procrastination And Productivity – by Brian Dodd

Continually staying ahead of the curve is a constant challenge for all leaders. We must be always looking for fresh ideas. So where do these great ideas come from?

In Faith Leadership, Some Days We Walk Blindly – by Ron Edmondson

Recently I came across a journal entry from January, 2005.

I talked about some of the goals I had for the year and my progress and lack thereof towards meeting them. I shared some current frustrations I was having in ministry. I then asked God to help me be more disciplined.

Then I read the last sentence of that day’s journal.

1 Big Question Church Leaders Must Ask About Leadership Development – by Eric Geiger

When ministry leaders start to consider an intentional plan for developing leaders, inevitably they get to this question. The answer to the question will dramatically impact how they execute leadership development. Here is the big question about leadership development for church leaders: What will be centralized?

7 Things Every Leader Should Know About Working With Millennials – by Carey Nieuwhof

I have a confession: I love working with Millennials.

As a Gen Xer, that puts me at odds with more than a few other Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who love to complain about a lack of work ethic, poor grammar or the sense of entitlement they think Millennials bring to the workplace.

I just don’t see it the same way.

Becoming A Minimalist Pastor – by Brian Jones

We would all agree that the worst possible rut to ever be in as a Pastor is living in a perpetual state of distraction, overwhelm, and superficiality.

Increase Connection Card Responses With This 1 Simple Trick – by Brady Shearer

The Leadership Survival Guide: Recruit, Empower, Release. – by Drake De-Long Farmer

It is easier said than done, trust me, I know. But part of our calling as leaders is not to simply call people to do, or worse, do it all ourselves. Instead, we need to inspire, equip and empower people. This means we need to do the foundational work of sharing the authority and responsibility of the vision and mission, not just delegating tasks.

Never Shut Up – by Danny Franks

My pastor is fond of a particular saying:

When you are sick of saying it, the leaders in your ministry have probably just heard it. When your leaders are sick of hearing it, then everyone else has heard it for the first time.

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C.H. Spurgeon: 5 Daily Virtues Church Leaders Must Practice – by Brandon Kelley

 

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 Williamsburg, 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.