Saturday Links

Ten Things Church Members Desire in a Pastor

  1. Love of congregation.
  2. Effective preaching.
  3. Strong character.
  4. Good work ethic.
  5. Casts a vision.
  6. Demonstrates healthy leadership.
  7. Joyous.
  8. Does not yield to critics.
  9. Transparent.
  10. Models evangelism.

Who Are the Best Church Planters?

We need to increase church planting opportunities for all kinds of church planting leaders, not just the Inspirational Pattern (high Dominant and high Influencing) leaders.

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

By putting aside our selfish interests to serve someone or something larger than ourselves -- by devoting our lives to "giving" rather than "taking" -- we are not only expressing our fundamental humanity, but are also acknowledging that that there is more to the good life than the pursuit of simple happiness.

Practical Tips for How to Make More Time for Reading

Reduce your intake of social media and replace it with a book.

  1. Shake up your routine.
  2. Go audio.
  3. Turn off the TV.
  4. Set a family goal.
  5. Find a new reading spot.
  6. Join a book club.

Words and Phrases that Should Die in 2013

Language is a beautiful gift and is rife with artistic value. Please choose your words carefully as they hold great power over those around you.

Do Less: A Short Guide

If you normally do 20-30 things a day (as an example), small and large tasks and meetings, that’s great — but are these things important? Are they good enough to make the cut of what should be in your life?

Instead, think of yourself as a collector. Each day is limited, our lives are limited, and we can try to cram as many things as we possibly can into these containers, or we can collect just the experiences worthy of being in these limited days.