Links of the Week (5/9/2015)

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

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

5 Ways Reading Makes You a Better Leader – by Michael Hyatt

Pollsters say reading is in decline. As an author and former publishing executive, the statistics make me wince. But I’m optimistic for another reason.

Why? A readership crisis is really a leadership crisis. And for people who know how to respond, crisis is just another way of saying opportunity.

Don’t Sacrifice Your Family For Your Ministry – by Craig Thompson

This is a good article on the dangers of sacrificing family for ministry. We all know that ministry is demanding and the time constraints stretches way past just the office hours you put in. Thompson puts forth some good principles on shielding yourself from these dangers.

12 Ways Millennials Can Serve the Local Church – by Chris Martin

This is a good article on ways that millennials can serve the church. Many times, just like all the other generations millennials tend to sit back and watch. Some of this might come from a mentality of “you can lead when you’re older” but many times it is just out of selfishness.

People Don’t Want to Sit and Listen Anymore: 4 Ways to Connect with a New Generation – by Karl Vaters

This is a good article with some principles on connecting with younger people during preaching.

8 Pillars of Innovation at Google and Why They Matter to Your Church – by Rich Birch

This episode of the UnSeminary podcast is great. It’s worth looking at the show notes at least. The Church can learn a lot here.

The Anatomy of a Great Message-Preaching Infographic – by Jeff Henderson

A helpful infographic for putting together a great message. The annual Preach Better Sermons Web Conference is next week, May 13th. You can get signed up by following the above link. You don’t want to miss it.


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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.