Links for your weekend reading:
The Worst Church Plant Strategy of All Time!
This way of discipleship will probably never get the credit it deserves or the press it needs.
Why Knowing Your Flock Is Critical to Meaningful Preaching
The ministry of preaching cannot be divorced from the ministry of soul care; in fact, preaching is an extension of soul care. There are a host of reasons why it’s important for pastors who want to preach meaningfully to know their flocks as well as they can, but here are three of the most important.
God Didn’t Call You To Be a Super-Pastor
What might the church look like if we pushed back, in a truly counter-cultural way, against the rampant independence and consumerism and killed the “Super-Pastor” by equipping the saints, doing ministry together, and the pastor fading into the background?
8 Reasons Some Pastors Aren’t Ready to Lead through Revitalization
I’m not convinced every pastor is ready to lead through a revitalization effort. Here’s why.
Thoughts on Note-Taking During Sermons
I want them to see preaching in the worship service not as a lecture or as primarily an educational transmission to their minds, but as prophetic proclamation and as primarily aimed at their hearts.
The Two People Every Organization Needs
Every organization, whether it’s a business or a non-profit, needs at least two types of leaders to find sustainability.