Weekly Reads. Timely Wisdom.

“Let a wise person listen and increase learning, and let a discerning person obtain guidance.”

Proverbs 1:5

The verse above is only one of many that speaks to the value of obtaining godly wisdom from others. The best way to obtain this type of wisdom is through our personal relationships with other Christians. However, through the blessings of modern technology, we literally have access to the expansive wisdom of millions of other Christians at our fingertips.

Starting this week, I want to provide a small set of weekly links to the writings of others who are also equipping churches and encouraging leaders. So, take a few moments today to find a quiet place and glean some nuggets of wisdom and encouragement from others. May these links be a blessing to you.

Undone by Indecision: How the Fear of Man Paralyzes Us | Desiring God | by Marshall Segal. Pilate is such a clear and horrifying example of indecision because he knew what needed to be done, but he didn’t do it.

Don’t Fill Every Open Moment with Content | The Gospel Coalition | by Brett McCracken. Most of us have become conditioned to grab our phones to fill every open moment of life with some form of “content.”

9 Reasons Church Attendance Won’t Soon Return to Pre-COVID Numbers | by Chuck Lawless. More than one church growth expert has suggested that church attendance will remain lower than pre-COVID numbers even after we’re past the pandemic.

The Two Largest Groups Who Have Not Returned to In-Person Worship Since COVID | Church Answers | by Thom S. Rainer. Church leaders sincerely miss these two groups and hope that they will soon return.

Exactly What NOT to Say When You’re Leading People Through Change | by Carey Nieuwhof. What do you actually say when you’re leading change? Say the right thing…and change can happen easily. Say the wrong thing…and plans can unravel in front of you.

12 Bad Habits Pastors Dropped During the Pandemic That We Shouldn’t Pick Back Up | by Karl Vaters. There has been much to gain from the pandemic if we choose to learn the lessons that God always teaches us through times of difficulty.

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