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
Young Pastor, Here’s What I Wish I’d Known
Words can kill.
Words can kill churches because they often have deadly actions behind them. As we begin this new year, please allow me to share six statements that I have heard from church members whose churches have died.
I have a friend who recently moved to a major city. In his quest to find a church home, he stumbled upon something else in the process:
An incredible church mug collection!
Hello. My name is Marvin Williams, and I am a recovering people pleaser. I wanted to be wanted and liked to be liked. I needed validation from outside sources, especially from people I admired. It was hard for me to say “no” for fear of disappointing others. If you resonate with the list above, then you might be a people pleaser. So, what are some other indicators that you are a people pleaser? How do you fix it?
On Saturday December 31st, I provided my annual listing of The Top 35 Blogs Christian Leaders Need To Read In 2017 as a resource for pastors and Christian leaders. As how now become my annual custom, I am now posting my follow-up, The Top 30 Christian Leaders You Should Be Following On Twitter In 2017.
Over the last dozen years or so I’ve had the privilege of ministering with dozens of pastors in other churches. Many of these were in person. Others were virtual. I’ve been in large and small churches. I’ve been to big cities and small towns with only one stop light. (Or none at all.).
As a leader, we have to be extremely self-aware. Not self-aware so that we can get what we want and always be comfortable or have control, but self-aware so that we can be in a place that best fits our personality and makes us most effective.
A new study just unearthed a remarkable finding: conservative doctrine grows churches.
These are five questions every pastor will answer in 2017 whether he addresses or neglects them.