Friday’s List | November 17

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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:

EIGHT WAYS CHURCHES CAN LEVERAGE THE UBIQUITY OF SMARTPHONES by Thom Rainer. So plugged in to what is happening, Thom gives a good, simple look into the future that’s already here.

Pruning: Biblical Practices that Healthy Businesses Embrace and Stuck Churches Avoid by Tony Morgan on Very good and well worth your time.

5 Signs Your Church Is Becoming Irrelevant by Carey Nieuwhof. Oh my. This is a must read and use it to evaluate your church’s relevance (and see if you can spot the bonus sign).

When Conflict is Brewing by Jeremy Lott on This is a really good primer on crucial conversations. Bookmark it.

9 Fresh Approaches To Innovation That Can Change Everything by Carey Nieuwhof. Carey wrote a double this week! This is another must read.

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:

Dina Dwyer-Owens—Why Values Matter on the EntreLeadership Podcast. Great stuff on how to intentionally put values into action. If your organization has “values” this is an important listen.

Chris Durso On Culture, Justin Bieber And Reaching Young Adults In Hard To Reach Areas on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. Didn’t know the name, but was caught by the “young adults” phrase in the title. Good 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 man who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The man who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

My own post I hope you’re reading:

Plan Your 2018 GroupLife Strategy with These Concepts in Mind

Now is the time to take a look at this and get started planning!

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