Every Friday I post a short list of the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:
Here’s what I’m reading right now:
The Top 7 Reasons Guests Return To Your Church by Dan Reiland. How does your church stack up with this list?.
Grow Or Shrink. You are doing one. Which? by Stephen Brewster. I like Stephen’s work. This article is a good example.
Staffing & Structure: 3 Weaknesses Most Churches Unknowingly Experience by Tammy Kelley on TonyMorganLive.com. Great insights here.
WHEN APTITUDE IS NOT ENOUGH by Michael Hyatt. I like Michael’s thinking. This article is very helpful for anyone who feels like they’re in the wrong job.
HOW TO GET MORE CASH COWS by Michael Hyatt. If you have any aspirations for developing a side hustle or developing an additional income stream…this is great..
5 Warning Signs That Laziness Is Creeping into Your Leadership by Eric Geiger on LifeWay Leadership (HT Tim Stevens). Very thought-provoking.
4 Chair Discipling: Growing a Movement of Disciple-Makers by Dann Spader. Just 20 pages in and this is another great book. Looking forward to blogging about it.
The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace by S. Chris Edmonds. Part of my learning path this year.
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Fire Your Inner Boss on the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. This monthly podcast is always very good. This topic is good for all of us.
The Answer To How Is Yes with Peter Block on the Accidental Creative Podcast. This is a rebroadcast from 2008 on the podcast. Block’s book, The Answer to How Is Yes is a game changer.
Regi Campbell On Radical Mentorship For Men That Transforms Their Leadership And Families on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. This is a very interesting conversation. It takes a while to get around to mentoring, but well worth it.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future Audible Audiobook – Unabridged by Kevin Kelly. Very interesting. One of the books I’m recommending on my 2017 Summer Reading List.
Quotes I’m wrestling with:
“We think we are in the land of the living on the way to the land of dying. My friend, nothing could be further from the biblical truth. You and I are in the land of the dying on the way to the land of the living.” A quote from Charlie Dyer included in 4 Chair Discipling: Growing a Movement of Disciple-Makers by Dann Spader.
App I’m using:
I’m committed this year to increasing my effectiveness. Nozbe is a leading productivity app. First heard about it from Michael Hyatt. It’s already making a big difference.
My own post I hope you’re reading:
When you think about small groups and small group ministry, the way they work and don’t work, what they are and aren’t, what they can do and can’t do…what do you believe about groups, that actually isn’t true?
What do you believe about groups…that actually isn’t true? You can read the article right here.