Links for your weekend reading:
The 17-Year Old Girl Forced to Church Shares Her Advice to the Church
Here’s my inside scoop on what the Church should do to keep teenagers like myself in the church.
He Must Increase; Our Churches Must Decrease
A gospel-centered church is okay with its own decreasing — in reputation, in acclaim, in legacy, even in (gasp!) numbers, but especially in self-regard -— so long as it serves the increasing of the sense of the glory of God.
4 Leadership Advantages of Introverts
We tend to think that the best leaders are charismatic motivators who are able to be sociable and cast a compelling vision, which are important and valuable leadership tools. An introvert often has a different set of tools, and, with the right motivation, an introvert can be extremely effective.
The following are the top five reasons given for discouragement in ministry along with a few encouragements about how to battle through these struggles.
Should You Preach from a Full Manuscript?
The benefits of writing out a full manuscript are many. But, when it comes to using a manuscript in the pulpit, there are serious drawbacks.
Four Steps Toward Joy in Repentance
How can we seek joy in the midst of bone-crushing repentance? Here are four (not necessarily chronological) steps.
Study Finds Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Stressed
After just 7 days 88% of the group that left Facebook said they felt … less angry, less lonely, less depressed, more decisive, more enthusiastic, and enjoyed their lives more. Ditching Facebook also appeared to reduce stress levels by as much as 55%.