Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. How to be a Kingdom Seeker and Not An Empire Builder – Steve Brown Ten Common Pastoral Care Challenges Pastors Face – Thom Rainer 3 […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. 21 Ways to Keep a Church from Growing – Ron Edmondson Shazam and the Power of Word – Russell Moore Ten Reasons the Formerly […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts to check out. Why it may be Good and Time for a Church to Die – Paul Alexander The Biggest Difference Between Churches That Are Raising Young Leaders And Those […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. Pulpit Discipleship: Organizing Your Annual Preaching Calendar For Maximum Effectiveness – Jeff Hamilton Advice for the A-Type Leader with a Million Good Ideas – Ron […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. Twenty Really Weird Criticisms Pastors Receive – Thom Rainer 6 Apps to Help You Set 2019 Goals – Barnabas Piper How to Plan a Daily […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. 7 Attributes of Pastors Who Succeed at Church Revitalization – Ron Edmondson Five Ways a Congregation Can Prevent Short Term Pastoral Tenure – Thom Rainer […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. 8 Characteristics of a Great Campus Pastor – Paul Alexander Intentional Friendliness: Making A Great First Impression In A Smaller Church – Karl Vaters 7 […]

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Becoming a Welcoming Church – Review

Becoming a Welcoming Church

I have spent the past year focusing on how to make our church more of a welcoming church. For that reason, I was happy to discover Thom Rainer had written Becoming a Welcoming Church. This […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Changing the Culture of your Church – Paul Alexander 5 Preaching Styles In 25 Years (Here’s What I Changed And Why) – Karl Vaters 7 […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts for you to check out. 4 Practices for Discipling Kids Who Live Justly – Tony Caldwell Why Most Small Churches Don’t Use (Or Need) An Organizational Chart – Karl Vaters […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts you should check out. Six Important Church Metrics We Often Ignore – Thom Rainer Ever-Increasing Agility In A Changing Environment – Tim Gocha 10 Ways Creating Connects People to God – […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. 9 Mistakes Leaders Make – Chuck Lawless The Very Personal Power of the Holy Spirit – Daniel Henderson Routines, Busyness, and Change – Thom Rainer […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. 4 Steps To Start Moving From Teaching A Crowd To Equipping The Saints – Karl Vaters Let’s Not Complicate Leadership – Ron Edmondson What Must […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Can You Explain the Gospel in 3 Words? – Russell Moore A Six-Part Checklist for Churches: How to Select Mission Partners – Sam Rainer […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that you should go check out. How to make Guests Feel Uncomfortable at your Church – Paul Alexander Does Attracting A Crowd Make Discipleship Harder? – Karl Vaters 4 Leadership […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that you should go and check out. Five Key Steps to Reach and Retain Guests – Thom Rainer Haunted by the Mission – Chris Hefner A Recipe for Self-Renewal – […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. Leading A Church Through Difficult Times: A Lesson From “The Most Bombed Hotel In The World” – Karl Vaders 4 Reasons Every Pastor Needs a […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. Five Common Reasons Church Leaders Stop Leading – Thom Rainer 8 Insights from the Coaching World for Pastors – Chris Hefner Prevent Fear from Keeping […]

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Top Ten Leadership Blogs – January 2018

Leadership

There are some amazing leadership blogs for pastors and other Christians leaders. I share five of these every week in my Weekend Leadership Roundup. I have been compiling a top ten list for apologetics blogs […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that you should check out. 6 Lessons I’ve Learned from 6 Years of Multisite Church Leadership – Paul Alexander Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor – […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. 8 Signs Your Church May Be Closing Soon – Thom Rainer Echo Chambers in Discipleship – Daniel Im Judging Ministry Success – Darryl Dash Distinguishing […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out. What Kind of Dog Are You? [Thoughts from Shoe Dog for Ministry Leaders] – Eric Geiger 4 Steps To […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here some leadership posts that you should go and check out. 7 Small Ways Leaders Can Build Credibility – Eric Geiger Leaders: What You Should Know About Your Team – Phil Cooke Five Reasons Church […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. A Multisite Leadership Conversation – Paul Alexander The Myth of the Silver Bullet – Daniel Im One Simple Trick to Bring Out the Best […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Ten Roadblocks to Church Revitalization – Thom Rainer Overcome the Fear That’s Holding You Back – Michael Hyatt 4 Examples When Strategy Should Drive […]

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The Four Most Practical Podcasts for Pastors

Leadership and Ministry

I listen to a lot of podcasts (currently I’m subscribed to 35). Podcasts have been a part of ongoing learning for a while but I made sure to seek out some new podcasts when I […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that are worth checking out. A Leadership Quandary: To Change or Not to Change – Ron Edmondson Five Overcorrection Mistakes Churches Make – Thom Rainer 4 Ways To Move Beyond […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I have come across. Go and check them out. Why your Church is Thinking about Volunteers the Wrong Way – Paul Alexander Mars, Contextualization, and Church Leadership – Daniel […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. How to Draft the Best Players for your Church Staff Team – Paul Alexander Missional Living and the Scriptures – Daniel Im Ten Reasons […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. The End of the Sermon? – Daniel Im How I Reconciled Professional Ambition and My Personal Life – Michael Hyatt Seven Habits of Long-tenured […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts I came across. Go and check them out. 5 Realities About the Weight of Pastoring – Eric Geiger Vulnerable and Covered in Grace – Angie Cox 4 Reasons Our Church […]

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The Millennials – Review

Millennials

As part of my research for my Doctor of Ministry thesis, I’m doing lots of reading on the Millennials. Who are the Millennials? They are those born approximately between 1980 and 2000 and they are […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I discovered this week. Go and check them out. Five Common Greeter Mistakes to Correct in the New Year – Thom Rainer 6 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule […]

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Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

Top Ten Books 2016

I had the opportunity to read some great books throughout 2016. I read just over 100 books during the year, but there were certain books that stood out. Here are the top ten that I […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I discovered this week that you should check out. Are You Grateful? (Grading Your Gratitude) – Eric Geiger What You Must Know to Keep Leadership Simple – Art Rainer […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that you might find helpful. 10 Easy Ways To Blow Your Influence As A Leader…Without Even Trying – Carey Nieuwhof 3 Ways to Crush the Idol of Innovation – Eric […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that you might find helpful. 5 Truths from 10 Years of Discipleship Research – Eric Geiger Five Ways to Stop the Decline in Your Church – Thom Rainer 6 Phrases […]

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I Am a Church Member

I Am a Church Member

I really appreciate Thom Rainer and the books he writes. They are short, practical and based on experience in the real world.  I Am a Church Member is no exception. One of the great lies […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that I discovered this week. Go and check them out. 10 of the Greatest Leadership Questions Ever Asked – Ron Edmondson 5 Reasons Preachers Need to Use Good Grammar – […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out. Epidemic: On The Creeping Hollow Within a Pastor’s Soul – Carey Nieuwhof Not Motivated? Try a Simple Pleasure – […]

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Top Five Books I Read During the Summer of 2016

I love to read. I try to read at least ten books a month. One of my favourite things to do during the summer is to sit outside and enjoy a good book. I had […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Make sure to check them out. 5 Ways to Help Young Leaders Succeed – Ron Edmondson Why Successful Churches Aren’t Turning the World Upside-Down […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I discovered this week. Go and check them out. 5 Reasons Church Growth Strategies Matter – Chuck Lawless Are You Pushing Pastors to Build Bigger Churches? Please Catch Us […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts I discovered this week. Go and check them out! 8 Characteristics of a 1 Corinthians 12 Church – Chuck Lawless Check the Mirror, Pastor – After Five Years, Your Church […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Go and check them out right now. 10 Reasons Why Leaders Stop Growing – Chuck Lawless The Tragic Story of a Hurting Pastor’s Wife – […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Go and check them out. 14 Things Leaders Tend to Forget – Chuck Lawless How People-Pleasing Crushes Your Leadership Potential – Carey Niewuhof 3 Keys […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out. 8 Things My Workaholism is Costing Me – Chuck Lawless 9 Signals Your Hormones May be Hijacking your Leadership […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. You might find them helpful, so go check them out. 5 Questions Pastors Neglect in Sermon Prep – Charles Stone Eight Time Drainers of […]

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Who Moved My Pulpit?

One of my favourite podcasts is Rainer on Leadership and Thom Rainer’s blog posts that I share seem to get a lot of engagement. So I was looking forward to finally reading one of his […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. You should go check them out. Five Headaches Pastors Experience When Search Committees Fail to Communicate – Thom Rainer Why You Should Stop Ripping […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Seven Secular Resources I read Every Week – Thom Rainer 7 Healthy Ways To Resolve Conflict at Church or Work – Carey Nieuwhof When […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership

Here are some leadership articles that I came across this week. How to Get People to Respect Your Leadership – Amy Simpson Seven Things Google Tells Us About Evangelism in the United States – Thom […]

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Leadership and Ministry

Here are some of the leadership posts that I discovered this week. Seven Ways Church Outreach Has Changed in 15 Years – Thom Rainer Some Simple Practices that Will Get You Over Your Insecurity as […]

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3 Leadership Podcasts You Should Listen To

As a pastor, an important part of my role is teaching. But just as important, if not more, is my role as a student. I need to be learning, not just more biblical and theological […]

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Should the Church Change for Millennials?

It is essential for the Church to read the millennial generation. But how do we do this? Thom and Jess Rainer discuss ministry with millennials in this helpful video. If you want more resources from […]

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Reasons Why Outreach Programs Fail

Pastors understand that outreach programs are important. Even if Jesus did not command us to, we would need them to keep our churches active. The problem is that only a minority of these programs actually […]

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Are You an Outwardly Focused Church?

There was a time when churches could be inwardly focused and the pews would still be full. Those days are gone. But how can churches be outwardly focused? Thom Rainer provides seven habits of outwardly […]

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9 Things Pastors Would Like to Tell Their Congregation

Leadership and Ministry

I want to tell you a secret. Are you listening? Pastors are human. Thom Rainer shares some things that pastors would like to say. While not all pastors would agree to all nine, as a […]

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8 Reasons Not to Go to Church

Thom Rainer is talented at putting his finger on what is happening in the church. He does it again in this post on church attendance. It is not good enough to do the same things […]

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10 Trends in Pastoral Employment

Leadership and Ministry

Gone are the days of a mid-size church with one solo pastor. Pastoral employment now has a number of permutations. What are the current trends? Thom Rainer shares what is happening in this interesting post.

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What Does Your Church Say?

Leadership and Ministry

One of the most useful activities is to walk through your church as if you were a visitor coming for the very first time. What would you see? What would your first opinions be? Thom […]

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Leading a Church to Become More Evangelistic

Evangelistic

I know from experience that it is very easy for a church to get caught up in its own programs. As long as the people are happy and the bills are getting paid, things are […]

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Seven Warning Signs of Affairs for Pastors

One of the saddest things to hear are stories of pastors or other church staff who end up destroying their families and ministries with affairs. What is really sad is that this is preventable. Thom […]

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The Millennials

The free audiobook download from Christianaudio.com for July 2011 is The Millennials by Thom S. Rainer and Jess Rainer.  You can download the book for free here.

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