Links of the Week (5/23/15)

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

The Most Important Decision a Pastor Can Make Each Day – by Ronnie Floyd

Every pastor I know is faced with numerous decisions every day. Some of those decisions can impact people greatly. While there are a plethora of decisions a pastor can make daily, what is the most important?

The Productive Pastor – by Jonathan Pearson

A brand new resource for being as productive as possible. Want to be more productive? Give this a shot.

Reward the Givers, Not the Haters – by Jeff Goins

Take what Jeff says and apply it to ministry. You’ll be glad you did.

The people pleaser in me wants to chase down every angry customer, every dissatisfied reader, every failed friendship, and try to make it right. But that’s not the best use of my time.

ChurchLeaders Podcast: Ed Stetzer on Church Planting, Mars Hill, and the Future of the Church

Give this a listen.

The Three Buckets: The Key To Reigniting Growth – by Brian Jones

If you are trying to restart your congregation, or jumpstart growth, what I’m about to share with you is hands down the single most important thing you need to understand.

How to Unleash the Creative Potential of Your Church – by Rick Warren

The designation “active” member in most churches simply means those who attend regularly and financially support the church. Not much more is expected. But God has far greater expectations for every Christian. He expects every Christian to use their gifts and talents in ministry. If we can ever awaken and unleash the massive talent, resources, creativity and energy found in the typical local church, Christianity will explode with growth at an unprecedented rate.

Rookie Preacher Articles

Pastor, Stop Using the Holy Spirit as Your Excuse for Laziness

Francis Chan on the Holy Spirit and Preaching


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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