Here are 5 of the best articles I read this week.
Carey Nieuwhof | 7 Things Every Leader Should Banish Starting Today
As a leader, there are things you do every day. Some help—others, not so much. I’ve found that as I’ve grown as a leader, I’ve regularly had to change how I think, how I lead and even what I say. Fortunately, there are hacks you can learn along the way that will help you get better faster.
Every Monday night, men from our church gather for a time of structured review of the Sunday service. The majority of our time in the meeting is spent giving feedback on the Sunday morning sermon. However, we also spend some time walking through all the elements of the previous day’s morning and evening services, as well as looking to the following Sunday’s services.
Kevin DeYoung | What Can Church History Teach Us About Wolves
Several years ago I did a series on heresies and heretics. Preparing the messages helped me understand church history better and more carefully articulate the orthodox faith. It also helped me notice some patterns (and non-patterns) related to false teachers. I discovered that church history can teach us a lot about wolves.
Jenny Funderburke | What If My Kid Doesn’t Have Any Friends at Church?
We all want our kids to be happy and to feel comfortable, especially at church. Over many years of ministry, I have talked to several parents who expressed concern that their child did not have friends at church. Sometimes this is a reason that families will give when they stop coming.
Chuck Lawless | 8 Reasons Church Conflicts Often Burn Out of Control Quickly
As a pastor, I sometimes felt like I spent all my time putting out fires in the church. It might have been right for me to deal with the fires, but I seldom caught the fire before it started burning more brightly than I wanted. Here’s why the fires of church conflict often burn out of control quickly.