Friday’s List | December 1

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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:

The Death Of News, Re-Tribalization And The Future Church by Carey Nieuwhof. A great read! And a great insight into the Church.

5 Grave Dangers For Any Local Church by Dan Reiland. This post will challenge you…I know it did me. Very helpful right now.

One Thing You Need To Add To Your Weekly Meeting by Stephen Brewster. Brewster is a creative guy and has a really good take on a key missing ingredient in weekly meetings.

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure by Bill Taylor. Great read! If you’re interested in innovation, this is a must read!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Goal Sharing by Michael Hyatt.  Eye-opening. If you’re a goal setter don’t miss this. If you’re not…read it anyway. You may become one!

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan. This book was referred to several times in Designed to Lead by Geiger and Peck

Here’s what I’m listening to:

Mark Miller—Building Leaders Like Chick-fil-A on the EntreLeadership Podcast. As you may know, building a leadership culture is on a front burner for me right now and this is a very good conversation.

John Ortberg On The Problem With Hurry In Leadership, Why So Many Leaders Struggle With Intimacy And His Friendship With Dallas Willard on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. Love listening to Ortberg. This is a great  conversation!

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek, David Mead and Peter Docker. This takes Sinek’s teaching in his first book and helps with application. Very powerful stuff!

All the Earth by The Belonging Co. So good! Wait until you hear Peace Be Still.

Quotes I’m wrestling with:

“The number one predictor of whether or not (your leadership) will be sustainable is, do they have a fully disclosing friend. Do they have another person with whom they can share all of the their secrets, talk about their struggles, talk about their temptations.?” John Ortberg

My own post I hope you’re reading:

4 Disconnects that Keep Small Group Ministries from Thriving

Have you picked up on the disconnects that keep small group ministries from thriving?

It turns out that where these disconnects exist (and are allowed to continue), your small group ministry has zero chance of thriving.

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