Friday’s List | May 19

fridays-listEvery 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:

Myth of Balance Between Ministry, Work, and Life by Frank Bealer on TonyMorganLive.com. Great read for today. Hope you read it!

How I Recovered From Burnout: 12 Keys To Finding Your New Normal by Carey Nieuwhof. I’m sensing a theme here. Maybe this is important!

Who is “The One” for Your Church? by Tyler Feller. This is very good. A great idea for your church (and mine).

EIGHT SIGNS YOUR CHURCH MAY BE CLOSING SOON by Thom Rainer. If you can identify with this list…there’s still time to fix it.

Learning to Be an Exceptional Leader by Skip Pritchard. Great interview with Jim Kerr about his new book. I think you might buy the book.

The Disciple Maker’s Handbook: Seven Elements of a Discipleship Lifestyle by Bobby Harrington and Jost Patrick. Very helpful.

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:

Tony Morgan On Discovering What Stage Your Church Is At In Its Lifecycle on The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. This is a very good conversation.

Podcast: When It’s Never Good Enough on the Accidental Creative podcast. Probably not what you think…but a very good listen.

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. I read the hardback years ago. Thought a refresher would be helpful and I was right!

Quotes I’m wrestling with:

“Since making disciples is the main task of the church, every church ought to be able to answer two questions: What is our plan for making disciples of Jesus? Is our plan working?” Dallas Willard

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:

Would Small Group Ministry Basic Training Help You? I’ve packed a lot of very important content in this mini-course. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rookie small group pastor, if you hope to build a thriving small group ministry you will benefit from at least checking out what this course offers.

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