Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

My Top 10 Church Planting Tips from 2013

I sought advice from veteran pastors and church planters. Their counsel has come through classes, formal coaching relationships, and one-off meetings or phone calls.

Missions: Rescuing from Hell and Renewing the World

“Conversionary Protestants” changed the world, because they didn’t focus first on changing the world, but on faith in Christ.

The Core of Disciple Making

  1. Gospel Content
  2. Gospel Communities
  3. Gospel Causes

What I Learned About Sabbaticals by Finally Taking One

It struck me that God had called me on sabbatical for that moment—to heal me of wounds that had gone so deep that I hardly knew what life was like without them. Feeling the great surge of letting everything wash away, feeling stripped bare, I was reminded that his grace is sufficient, and he does in fact make all things new.

Should All Leaders Be Great Readers?

I don’t know a single person for whom reading has not proved beneficial…God is a God of words and we have a responsibility to find out what he has to say.

5 Ways to Teach Your Children to Hate the Ministry

  1. Put the ministry before your family.
  2. Tell them how much is expected of them as a pastor’s kid.
  3. Tell them about church conflicts as often as possible.
  4. Look godlier at church than when you are at home.
  5. Act more like a live-in, full-time pastor at home, rather than a parent.

Busy isn’t respectable anymore

Remember that being busy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and often isn’t as necessary as we think.

6 Simple Habits To Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day

  1. Wake up early
  2. Exercise daily
  3. Have a habit of disengagement
  4. Regularly help others
  5. Learn new skills
  6. Have multiple ways to “win” each day
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada