Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

Apostolic Imagination: What Few Pastors have but We All Need

The Spirit can do anything. But unless another awakening occurs, I believe 25% is close to the maximum amount of the United States population that will be reached by our longstanding pastoral approaches to engagement.

3 Top Tips for Church Planters

  1. Join a residency.
  2. Know your ecclesiology.
  3. Be a missionary.

Trend #1 For The Future Of Church Planting—Kingdom Collaboration

Church planting will thrive when we work together.

Don’t Waste Your Awkwardness

Don’t waste your awkwardness. It may be the very place you learn to be vulnerable and thus experience the grace of God.

When a Christian Sins

We need the comfort of the gospel and its strong encouragements.

7 Ways to Fight Distraction in Prayer

Here are seven strategies for fighting and harnessing distraction to deepen and direct our prayers.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

Do Not Put a Period Where J.I. Packer Puts an Exclamation Point

So this is the story of how J.I. Packer made me cry. Sort of.

That Great Teacher: What We Learn From Insecurity

For many of us, and leaders especially, insecurity is God’s way of bringing sin to the surface so that we can see it, and He can deal with it.

In Pursuit of the Essential Christian

How about we pursue a few things and execute on them with priority and passion so that they produce a lifestyle that makes a difference as disciples of Jesus?

48 Scattered Thoughts about Pastoral Ministry and Being a Pastor

What follows is not everything I could say about the ministry, but are some things I have been learning and thinking about lately.

Yes, Your Pastor Needs a Sabbatical

Here are a few reasons why ministers need sabbaticals, and why elders should implement sabbatical policies for their full-time pastors.

3 Resolutions for Clarity-Based Communication

How do you communicate effectively so that people engage with the mission of the church? Use these three resolutions to get ahead of the never-ending, life-draining challenge of week-to-week communication decisions.

Do Something Small for God

We can feel like if we don’t do something great for God, why bother. Well, here’s what God says: “Do small things for me.”

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

A Simple Way to Spend 45 Minutes a Day with the Lord

here’s an easy way to spend 45 minutes a day with the Lord:

5 minutes – Scripture memorization
20 minutes – Read or listen to 3 chapters of the Bible
5 minutes – Write things you’re thankful for
15 minutes – Pray

How a 29-Year-Old G. K. Chesterton Flipped 4 Arguments Against Christianity Upside-Down

Watch how Chesterton flipped four common arguments against Christianity upside down.

Lies That Pastors Believe

We all have a tendency to believe things about ourselves that are not true. Sometimes they are lies that feed the monster of pride (my tendency) and other times they're lies that cause us to doubt our security in the hands of grace.

Pastor, Mind Your RBM or Risk Burnout

What’s RBM? Rest. Boundaries. Margin.

Four Questions to Spot the Difference Between Healthy Tension and Unhealthy Conflict

Leaders must recognize the difference between healthy tension and unhealthy conflict. The former is a great tool; the latter a great threat.

Why Your Church Should Support Fewer Missionaries

A generous investment of time, energy, and finances will help your missionaries feel connected and increase your church’s grasp of — and meaningful investment in — the Great Commission.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

The Most Important Thing My Dad Taught Me

There is only one way to live: all-out, go-for-broke, risk-taking enthusiasm for Christ.

Four Ways to Deal with Anxiety as a Pastor

Here are four pieces of advice on dealing with anxiety that I believe can be helpful for anyone, but I hope would be helpful to pastors.

Why 734 Pastors Quit (and How Their Churches Could Have Kept Them)

LifeWay Research studies how churches can help pastors last longer.

5 Emerging Traits of the Most Successful Church Planting

As they presented their visions over a two-hour window, I found myself noticing some surprising themes and common threads. I couldn’t help but sense that these are the traits of strong planters and strong church planting works of the future.

Leader, You Are First A Child of God

Pastoring, project managing, even mothering and being a spouse are only and ultimately roles we play that should flow from a deeper reality.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

7 Reasons Every Church Should Be Involved in Church Planting

I think every church ought to be involved in church planting in some way. Here’s why.

10 Reminders for Preachers

Here are ten reminders for those who preach and teach the Word of God, as articulated by some of history’s greatest preachers.

7 Principles of Sabbath Rest

Here are 7 principles about Sabbath rest that I am learning. I share them in hopes they might help others fighting the battle of busyness, fatigue, and endurance.

Creating A Personal Masterplan

Creating a “Personal Masterplan” is the best way I’ve found to stop dreaming about what you want and start making progress.

WikiGod Episode 65 and Episode 66

Mark Groleau spent a day and a half reading all 14 years of my blog, and interviewed me on his podcast.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.