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Gonna change things up a bit here and post the best links of the week on Thursday rather than Friday. Here are some great posts from this last week!  Enjoy!

  • Perry Noble encourages all those in full time ministry (and really anyone who has EVER made mistakes in their past) with this post called “Don’t Allow Past Mistakes To Rob You Of An Amazing Future.”  This reminded me of a post I need to write… soon!
  • Donald Miller post on “How To Guide A Team Through Conflict.”  Really an amazing post on going through conflict.  Must. Read.This.
  • Many church leaders I know spend a lot of time criticizing other church leaders because of a different direction and style of ministry (A colossal waste of time by the way!).   They are uncomfortable with change (Or do not have the guts to make the changes) and it is easier to criticize than create, so that is what they do.  Seth Godin‘s post, “Do You Need A Permit, ” addresses criticizing visionaries and those that are different than we are.  We should celebrate, not criticize those that can do what we can and will not do to reach people.  Awesome post!
  • We all need more margin in life.  You know, the space where there is nothing.  We fill that space with stuff, but in reality, that margin is what helps us to do ministry.  Tim Stevens has some great words on this in his post, “A Space For Margin.”

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday Links

Jason Petermann  —  October 8, 2010 — 1 Comment

Some great reads this week! Here are just a few:

Friday Links

Jason Petermann  —  September 3, 2010 — Leave a comment

I know, it is the end of the day and I am just now posting the links for this week.  Well, most of you are probably enjoying a long weekend with family and friends.  Enjoy the time you get to spend with them.  And if you get a chance, read the links below.  I think they will be something that will help you.

Enough to read.  No go enjoy your 3 day weekend!

Friday Links

Jason Petermann  —  August 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

It is Friday again… and already!  Here are some of the best posts I read this week on the blogs I follow.  I hope they inspire you to be who God intended you to be.  Enjoy!

  • Jonathan Acuff posted one of the most important posts I have read in quite some time titled “Forgetting 1 Geography Lesson.”  Read this post, if it is the only one you read this week.
  • Get More People To Do It” is an excellent post by Tony Morgan on getting people involved in taking their next steps.  Awesome, awesome stuff!
  • Perry Noble writes about “Why Some Churches Struggle With Money.” Great insight in this post.
  • Having the right people in the right spot is important. Training them right is also important. Mark Waltz speaks to this end in his post “Get The Right People.  Train Them Right.”
  • 4% is a moving post by Mark Beeson.  It is so important to be asking the right questions!

That is it!  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Today I have another quote to share from the Global Leadership Summit.  This one is from Jeff Manion, author of The Land Between.  This was a very, very timely message for me as we are in our “land between.”  I ended up buying his book at the Summit and will hopefully do a review here in the near future.  One of the many great quotes I got from Jeff was this:

“The land between is the best place for transformational growth.  But it can also be the place where faith goes to die.  The land between is the very soil where God does some of His richest and deepest work.”

Of course the greatest illustration of what Jeff talked about is the nation of Israel as they wandered in the desert.  It is this story that he writes about in his book.  Israel had a choice: either obey, let God lead and get to the promised land, or disobey, complain against God, and wander around until everyone that current generation of leaders died.  Of course, we know the rest of the story.  We know that Israel ended up wandering around for 40 years.

In my “Land Between,” I want to do my best to let God grow me.  I want God to work in me.  Not so people can say anything about me, but so I can come out on the other side more like Jesus and with a deeper love and commitment to serve others.  We have learned a lot in out Land Between, and as far as I know we still have several months to go.  When in that land, we can either get bitter or better.  Our faith will either die or take a great step forward.

It would have been easier to have “wished away” my land between, but I really believe we will be better because of it.  I already feel like I have learned so much, and I pray daily for God to teach us, and use us to reach others.