The Secrets I’ve Learned from 30 Years of Church Planting | Ed Stetzer, The Exchange
“I love church planters and I love church planting. That’s why I want to share with you a few of the secrets that I’ve learned from my thirty years of experience. They have proven to be true across denominational traditions, so my hope is that these secrets will prevent unnecessary heartache and help you in your journey of planting and multiplying.”
5 Truths We’re Keeping from Our Youth Groups | Jordan Standridge, The Cripplegate
“When I do campus evangelism, I often start the conversation this way: ’What are two reasons you stopped going to church?’ I’ve asked hundreds of students that question, and the most common responses make me think that church youth groups have failed dramatically.”
Ministry In The Tough Times | Peter Mead, Biblical Preaching
“Ministry is usually challenging. Sometimes it can be brutal. What do we need for ministry in the tough times? I have found help from an unlikely source – the book of Ruth. ”
Some Benefits from Pastoral Visitation | Erik Raymond, TGC
“By pastoral visit I mean that you the pastor go to the homes of your church members. You set up a meeting and come to their house to talk about their Christian walk. You spend some time talking with them about a range of things to gauge how they are doing and how you can serve them. After a time you pray with them and leave. That’s it. Sounds pretty easy right?”
Seven Reasons Why Your Church Should Have a Ministry to Widows | Thom Rainer
“Though the biblical mandate to care for widows should be sufficient motive for our churches, consider some of the struggles widows experience. These seven factoids should give you at least a glimpse of the need for ministries to widows in your church.”
Five-fold Paradigm to Voting with Christian Wisdom | Harry Reeder
“Given the position I have taken (for multiple reasons) to not publicly endorse candidates, I feel it is important to pastorally share a Biblical process by which candidates for public office should be evaluated.”
Puritan Preaching: The Art of Prophesying | Bob McKelvey, Meet the Puritans
“Perkins, a converted drunk, became one of the most famous Puritans ever through his teaching at Christ ‘s College Cambridge. He did much to further the cause of preaching among Puritans through his book, The Art of Prophesying”
Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion by Wayne Cordeiro ($1.99). Written by a megachurch pastor, but still extremely helpful book for anyone in a burnout situation.
We Need to Talk: How to Successfully Navigate Conflict by Dr. Linda Mintle ($1.99). We need all the help we can get.
How to Preach without Notes by Charles W. Koller ($2.99). It might not persuade you to go note-free but it will help you cut down your dependence on notes.
Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas.
The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures by D. A. Carson
D. A. Carson | Eerdmans Author Interview Series
And here’s a video about the book.