Every 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:
How To Identify Burn Out. 9 signs you are about to crash. by Stephen Brewster. Always challenged and inspired by what Stephen writes.
10 Predictions About The Future Church And Shifting Attendance Patterns by Carey Nieuwhof. A list packed with insights. #10 provides a kind of job security ;-).
The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No by Brian Halligan on HBR.org. Good stuff! Very applicable to all of us.
Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule by Paul Graham. Classic. Essential ideas.
Avoiding the Fwoosh: Free Poetry Kit to Fight Stress by Kelley Hartnett on Churh Marketing Sucks. One of about 100 blogs I scan every week. Always looking for things that boost creativity.
4 Things Your Small Group Leaders Need in 2018 by Tracey Ware on the Small Group Network blog. There are some great insights in this article (and great suggestions).
Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird. This is a really important read! Releases in March, but you can preorder for $10.99!
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Make The Most Of Your Meetings by Todd Henry on the Accidental Creative Podcast.
Bryan and Shannon Miles—Virtual Culture on the EntreLeadership Podcast. I’ve heard a lot about their company (Belay), but never heard them speak. Very interesting.
William Vanderbloemen On How To Gain A Competitive Advantage By Creating An Amazing Culture Staff And Volunteers Won’t Want To Leave on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. There seems to be a theme developing.
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Love Isaacson’s storytelling. Glad I picked it up (on Audible).
Quote I’m wrestling with:
“If you want to reach people no one else is reaching, you’ve got to do things no one else is doing.” Craig Groeschel
My own posts I hope you’re reading:
You can learn a lot by studying the best practices of thriving small group ministries. You can improve your results by adopting the best practices of thriving small group ministries. Occasionally, you can improve your results by adapting the best practices of thriving small group ministries to fit your context. I say occasionally because adapting most commonly strips away the design elements that produce the results you hope to attain.