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
Another pastor announced to his stunned congregation that he couldn’t do it anymore. He loved them. He was proud of the kingdom work they’d done together for years. But he’d gotten his priorities out of whack. He’d put all his time and energy into the church and had neglected his own spiritual and emotional health.
This was such a rich conversation on leadership.
“…the daily pressure upon me of concern for all the churches” (2 Corinthians 11:28).
After pastoring three churches for nearly nine years, I joined the staff of a large Southern Baptist church in our state and suddenly found myself attending Sunday services without having to preach.
Whether you lead a church, business, non-profit, or athletic organization, you want it to be successful. Few things are as worse as going to church, the office, or to a team you are part of knowing you have little chance for succeed. Everyone wants to be part of a winner. No one wants to be part of a dead end opportunity.
Each morning, millions of kids across the country start their school day by pledging allegiance to the United States of America. They repeat the words “one nation, under God” on a daily basis, searing this part of our national story into their minds. Most Christians believe this line gets something right (setting aside how it has been used as a weapon in the culture wars). It is a humble acknowledgement of our own limitations; that God is over all of our human pursuits, as immense as they might be.
Do you want to keep folks focused on Sunday? You need a sermon engagement strategy…and I’m going to help you build one! It is a chance to make the sermon stretch past Sunday.
This is a must-read. Very helpful!
Email marketing isn’t only for the most savvy or the megachurches. Churches of any size can capitalize on email and transform it into their strongest tool for communication. Most churches find themselves completely absent from sending any type of email or completely over-saturating their subscribers with too many emails.