Friday’s List: November 4

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fridays-listFriday’s List: November 4

I’ve been meaning to do this for quite awhile. I’m asked for recommendations all the time. I’ll be posting a short list every Friday.

Here are the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:

Here’s what I’m reading right now:

How to Make Your Church Feel Smaller Than It Is…And Why You Should via Carey Nieuwhof.  This is a guest post adapted from Rich Birch’s new book, Unreasonable Churches: 10 Churches Who Zagged When Others Zigged and Saw More Impact Because of It. And the book sounds like we may need to read it!

A Dark Chocolate Sampler, a very good read over on Seth Godin’s blog (which should be on everyones feed).

EIGHT REASONS MANY BIBLE BELT CHURCHES ARE IN TROUBLE, a great list from Thom Rainer. Whether your church is in the Bible belt or not, you will find this interesting.

Does Your Church Have a Front Door or Back Door Challenge? a very insightful post from Tony Morgan.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney. If you were at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit, you heard McChesney. If you weren’t, you should find this video helpful as you consider picking up a copy for yourself.

Here’s what I’m listening to:

Seth Godin on Living with Purpose & Mission This is a great interview on Charles Lee’s Ideation Podcast.

Les McKeown on Getting Your Church or Organization into a Place of Predictable Success. If you haven’t heard of Les McKeown, you will. And this interview over on Carey Nieuwhof’s Leadership Podcast is a very good introduction.

Quote I’m wrestling with:

“To achieve a goal you’ve never achieved before, you must do things you’ve never done before.” Chris McChesney The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

My own post I hope you’re reading:

Your Philosophy of Ministry and Decision-Making.  In this post I took a look at how my philosophy of ministry and a set of deeply held assumptions make decision making easier. If you have tough decisions to make (and who doesn’t?), you need this advantage.


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