Each Saturday we point you to the best content we have encountered over the week on the internet.
Links of the Week
Over the past twenty years, I have studied, written, and taught about spiritual warfare. Based on that work, here are some warfare reminders for church leaders:
Sermon Smith is a bi-weekly podcast all about sermon preparation and preaching hosted by John Chandler.
Brian shares 6 valuable lessons for any pastor whether you are an aspiring senior pastor or not.
Great church leaders are like sailors who are reading the breezes and adjusting the sails to catch the winds of change. While we worry about the latest social media trend or where music in the church is headed or if it’s possible to train robots to do pastoral care, we also need to invest in what we know will remain true and build our ministries, systems and approaches around that. Here are some areas where our churches can have impact for a long time to come!
Many people are pessimistic about Millennials, but I believe the next generation is poised to transform the culture (and the world) for the good. For many churches and leaders, however, Millennials are (to borrow from Winston Churchill) “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
It’s always interesting to me when pastors hear about the break I take each summer. They often tell me how they could never do that or what they would do if they did that. I’ve also talked to church members who don’t know what to do with a pastor taking a break. I get quizzical looks and they say, “It would be nice for me to take four weeks off”—which totally misses the point.
Here’s what I do on my break and why you as a pastor should take one:
Rookie Preacher Articles
Brandon had articles featured on SermonCentral.com and ChurchLeaders.com recently: