Links of the Week (6/11/16)

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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7 Tips To Building Healthy and High Performance Ministry Teams – by Brian Dodd

Meetings are an unavoidable part of ministry leadership. If you want to move the ball forward in ministry, you have to have meetings.

The Transgender Conversation You Need to Have With Your Family – by Tim Challies

A friend of mine told me about her recent experience in an airport security line. She was dutifully passing through the metal detector when she heard a beep and was told she would need the pat-down procedure. It is the right of the traveler to have that procedure performed by someone of the same gender and so, as per protocol, the call went out for a female officer to assist. But…

Five Stages of a Pastor’s Ministry – by Thom Rainer

For more than two decades I have studied, contemplated and written about the tenure of a pastor. Why is pastoral tenure relatively brief on the average? Does that tenure contain common and distinct stages? Is there a particular point in the tenure when more pastors leave the church?

10 Disciplines I’d Recommend Everyone Start in Their 20s – by Ron Edmondson

Get these in front of the leaders you know in their 20s. If you’re in your 20s, give this a read and take action!

Be a Better Teacher and Writer: 6 Teaching Techniques You Should Know – by Neil Patel

This may not be specifically for pastors, but the principles are transferrable for sure.

3 Church Methods That Need to Change – by Ed Stetzer

In light of modern cultural realities, here are three methodological shifts churches should consider to more effectively make disciples and reach our communities.

Enhance Your Hiring With A Ministry Staff Questionnaire – by Brian Jones

My goal when hiring someone is to get as much information ahead of time to help me decide whether or not I want to take the next step with them. I accomplish this by giving all candidates a lengthy questionnaire to fill out before we move to face-to-face interviews.


Rookie Preacher Articles

“Who Moved My Pulpit?”: Win Thom Rainer’s New Book! – by Joe Hoagland

4 Angles to Preach From Every Time – 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.