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:
10 MAJOR CHURCH TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT by Thom Rainer (via Outreach Magazine).
7 Ways to Help Your Team Believe They Belong by Gavin Adams of TonyMorganLive.
7 Questions That Can Help You Crush A Plateau And Gain Momentum by Carey Nieuwhof. Very, very thought-provoking.
The 3-Point Process for Leadership Development by Dan Reiland. This simple plan may finally be the thing that gets me started with a leadership development group.
The Best Long Term Strategy for Church Growth by Dan Reiland. Another excellent take by Dan, this one on the importance of growing your people (which results in growing your church). Love it!
Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World by James Emery White. Listen…if you haven’t picked this one up yet, please don’t wait. Very, very important stuff.
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Andy Stanley on the Life After God Podcast Rabbit Trail Alert: The Life After God podcast was mentioned in an Andy Stanley interview I mentioned last week. But…this podcast episode and really the podcast itself is very interesting and helpful if you’re trying to empathize with and understand unchurched people.
7 Types of Facebook Live Videos that Grow Your Audience, Build Your Brand and Make Money Facebook Live has tremendous potential for many of us. And while there is definitely potential for bloggers (like me), there is also great potential for training and encouraging leaders and coaches, etc.
Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track – and Keeping It There by Les McKeown. I’m testing out Audible for absorbing an additional book every month.
Quote I’m wrestling with:
“Imagine a world where people were skeptical of what we believed, but envious of how well we treated one another, and shocked at how well we treated them! ” Andy Stanley
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:
5 Major Trends for Small Group Ministry in 2017 Although I don’t post a trend update every year, I do when I believe there are some significant developments that all of us should be aware of.
Just added Mike Foster to GroupLife Southwest ’17!
That’s right! We’ve just added Mike Foster, author, speaker and founder of The People of the Second Chance to our program! His work has been very well received over the last several years (Freeway, Wonderlife, his new book People of the Second Chance).
Also, we rolled back prices to $124.95, but it’s only good til midnight Monday, February 20th. Hope you don’t miss a great price on the best small group ministry conference this year.