Best Links of the Week 11/17/2017

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John Newton on Suffering in the Pastor’s Life

Newton is wonderfully pastoral, lodging the truths of Scripture into the hearts of hurting people with pinpoint accuracy. Posted by Lifeway Pastors.

Seven Ways Being Nice Hurts Your Church

Church leaders and members sacrifice the health and good of the church for fear of hurting one or a few persons. Posted by Thom Rainer.

10 Clichés Pastors Should Keep

At the end of the day, some clichés still communicate well and serve a useful purpose. Posted by Lifeway Pastors.

6 Mistakes Leaders Make in Their First 90 Days

But no matter what context you find yourself in, there are six common mistakes you can avoid during your first ninety days. Posted by Eric Geiger.

Best Links of the Week 11/10/2017

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We Are First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas

My words are not adequate. Posted by

Lessons for Rural Pastors from Bob Ross

You probably don’t talk a lot about happy clouds when you preach. Posted by Lifeway Pastors.

Distinguishing Between Holy and Unholy Discontent

A holy discontent comes from a deep belief that there must be something done to right a wrong with the world or to do all one can to ensure the gospel is brought to hurting people. Posted by Eric Geiger.

7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders

I’ve led in the business world, elected office, and now in ministry – and on dozens of non-profit boards. Along the way I’ve observed a few things about leadership. And, some great leaders have appeared along the way. Posted by Ron Edmondson.

Stop Telling People How Much You Love to Preach

No offense pastors, but nobody cares how much you love to preach. Posted by Lifeway Pastors.

Best Links of the Week 11/3/2017

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Four Key Words For Developing Church Core Values

Core Values are the guard rails that keep a church focused on its mission. Therefore, it’s important to take the time to get them right. Posted by Pastors Today.

Spiritual Disciplines in a Digital Age

The digitally connected world has given us access to more information and less understanding. Posted by Philip Nation.

Not Fair to Lead Everyone the Same

It is not fair for a leader to lead everyone the same way because every person on the team is different and needs different leadership. Posted by Eric Geiger.

Four Ways Pastors Can Invest in Themselves

Have you ever felt like your well has run dry or there is nothing left in your cup to pour out? If we say yes to everything, we lose the opportunity to give our best to anything. Posted by Pastors Today.

Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

The name “paideia” (pronounced Pie-Day-Ah) is an appropriate title for this 14-volume commentary. Paideia is a Greek word and concept that was highly regarded in ancient times. It refers to the proper tutoring shared between a master and student. Paideia appears several times in the New Testament, such as in 2 Timothy 3:16: “Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character.” This excellent commentary does exactly that.

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Best Links of the Week 10/27/2017

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Four Ways Pastors Can Invest in Themselves

It is easy in ministry to give so much that you wake up one day and feel you have nothing else to give. Posted by Pastors Today.

5 Things Leaders Need to Give Up

Leading means partnering and partnering means sacrificing. Posted by The Exchange.

7 Lazy Leadership Practices

Many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times. This is as much an inward reflecting post as an outward teaching. Posted by Ron Edmondson.

The Five Choices of Declining Churches

In theory, the choices are simple. But putting them to practice is not so easy. Posted by Thom Rainer.

Best Links of the Week 10/20/2017

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Three Questions To Improve Your Self-Awareness

To make it to the end we need to be self-aware of what is driving us, our blindspots, and our physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Posted by Pastors Today.

4 Failings of the 60,000-foot Leader

But just as it is dangerous for planes to fly too high (commercial airlines are limited to 45,000 feet), it is dangerous when a leader leads at 60,000 feet, when a leader soars too high above the work. Posted by Eric Geiger.

3 Ways Pastors and Church Leaders Undermine Themselves on Social Media

Social media use is pervasive in American culture today. The various social media platforms we use are the 21st century version of the town square—they are modern-day spaces to exchange ideas, learn the news, and more. Posted by The Exchange.

Shepherding Those Who Don’t Want a Shepherd

There are people in your church who do not like you. They certainly do not want to be led by you. You have to be okay with that. Posted by Pastors Today.