Links of the Week (10/3/15)

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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Links of the Week

Develop These 7 Skills When You Want People to Listen – by Rick Warren

Most church conflict results from poor communication. Even your best ideas, plans, or suggestions are worthless if you can’t communicate them effectively. Remember, communication is not automatic. Just because someone hears you say something doesn’t mean they’re really listening.

8 Reasons Some Pastors Aren’t Ready to Lead through Revitalization – by Chuck Lawless

I believe in church planting, and I also believe in church revitalization. We need to do both if we want to reach North America. I’m particularly interested in revitalization because of the people and property resources available for kingdom work, but I’m not convinced every pastor is ready to lead through a revitalization effort. Here’s why:

What Christians need to know to pursue creativity to the fullest – by Aaron Armstrong

Christian art makes me sad sometimes. I love that there are people working to express themselves (and often their faith) through music, poetry, novels, movies, design… But when I see even good ideas fall apart due to poor execution, I have to wonder if we really understand what it means to be creative.

The Top 16 Books Christian Leaders Should Be Reading In 2016 – by Brian Dodd

There are few things Christian leaders appreciate more than quality tools and resources, specifically books.  With the Christmas shopping season soon to begin, I wanted to provide you a quality list of books which would make wonderful gifts for the pastor or Christian leader in your life.

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons – by Brandon Hilgemann

A few months ago a 13-year-old girl approached me after I preached, and excitedly proclaimed, “Good sermon. I actually paid attention to your whole message! I didn’t get bored once!”

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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 Senior Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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