Friday’s List | June 16

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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:

3 Truths About The Accelerating Pace Of Change And Leadership by Carey Nieuwhof. So good! Read this today!

How to Lead Your Team in the Same Direction by Dan Reiland. Always great stuff. Don’t miss this one if you lead a team.

SIX STAGES OF A DYING CHURCH by Thom Rainer. This is very good. Read it whether you think your church is dying or not!

Why Small Churches Get Stuck: 3 Changes Leaders Avoid Making by Chad Hunt on Great insights here.

Make two lists by Seth Godin. Always surprised to find people who don’t know who Seth is, this is a great example of his thinking.


10 Books Every Leader Should Read This Summer by Brian K. Dodd. Great list!

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:

Patrick Lencioni—The Ideal Team Player on the EntreLeadership Podcast. Pulled this one from the EntreLeadership archives. Great stuff!

INNOVATION = MANAGED CHAOS with Eric Schmidt on the Masters of Scale Podcast. This podcast is hosted by Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Lead, Lead Again. Again, on the Masters of Scale Podcast with Reid Hoffman. I learned a lot!

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:

“Disciple-making for Jesus meant meeting the needs of people where they were spiritually and challenging them to the next level.” Dann Spader, 4 Chair Discipling: Growing a Movement of Disciple-Makers.

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:

My Top Small Group Ministry Learnings 2016 – 2017.  I like to think of myself as a learner. On the StrengthsFinder tool I am also futuristic with a twist of ideation. I’ve been called a mad scientist (and it’s one of my favorite tags). At one stop I almost convinced my boss that my new title should be The Destructor of the Status Quo.

Here’s my list of top learnings from the 2016-17 ministry year…

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