Here are a selection of podcasts, blog posts and books that I’ve been learning from this week. You can view all of these weekly posts here.
I’m always looking for fresh podcasts/books/music, so if there’s any that you particularly enjoy, let me know.
I’ve been enjoying the recent series’ from Elevation Church (particularly the series before this one). In Part 3 of Crash the Chatterbox, It Will Happen pastor Steven Furtick talks about what happens if our worst scenarios actually play out.
I also listened to the Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast, titled Leading For Transformation: Part 1.
I listened to Jefferson Bethke at the recent Velocity conference and liked what he had to say. So I bought and started to read his book Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough. So far it’s awesome.
This week I completed Stephen Miller’s book, Worship Leaders: We Are Not Rock Stars. It’s a good reminder of why we do want we do. I recommend it to anyone involved in music ministry at church – a great motive check.
I’m still working my way through The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. It’s a little bit of a heavier read for me hence I’m dragging my feet a little. However, I’m learning a lot from this one.
Last Wednesday night I started a 7 week course that will walk us through Tony Morgan’s book, Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People for Ministry. That got off to a good start, and I’m looking forward to the next session.