Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books, including his latest, Didn’t See It Coming, and speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.
The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast and Carey’s blog at www.CareyNieuwhof.com are accessed by millions of leaders each year.
Carey’s latest post is focused on small groups and how groups serve the local church. Pastor Carey is a church expert with keen insight in this season.
Here are few quotes from Carey.
Churches that focus on this will grow. Churches that get lost in politics, ideology, hype or anything off mission won’t — at least not the long term.
Authentic, loving and genuine community are more scarce than they have ever been in our lifetime.
Moving forward, the competitive advantage of the local church isn’t content, it’s community and connection.
Seth Godin is a teacher, and a projects guy. For more than thirty years, Seth has been trying to turn on lights, inspire people and teach them how to level up. His blog has been appearing daily for more than a decade.
He has spent most of his professional life as a writer. He has published 19 bestselling books. His books are a great way to go deep into a concept, and many of them stand the test of time.
Seth is a word guru and a master communicator. He is known for expressing his wisdom with just a few words.
Here is a recent post from Seth.
What if you replaced “doing” with “improving” or “reinventing” or “transforming”?
When we do our job, what happens to it? Does it go away, to be replaced by tomorrow’s endless list of tasks? What would happen if we had enough confidence and trust to reconsider the implications of how we do what we do?
Seth’s blog can be found here.
Pastor Ron Carpenter Jr.
Pastor Ron is recognized as a leader of leaders, Ron has advised, consulted, and mentored CEOs, Pastors, and political leaders worldwide for two decades.
As a Senior Pastor and a successful entrepreneur with multiple business ventures, Ron’s relentless passion for developing potential in others permeates every aspect of his ministry.
Pastor Ron shares a daily video with his audience. The vlogs are inspiring and practical and arrive in your inbox every morning during the workweek.
The daily videos are 1–2 minutes in length and applicable to your everyday life. You can subscribe here.
Quotes from Pastor Ron
We are what we repeatedly do.
God didn’t make you unique, peculiar, and chosen so you can become prideful and boastful, but to show that you were different.
The greatest thing inside of you is still unborn.
Connect with Pastor Ron
Laura McDonnell (4:00 am faith)
Laura McDonell is a high school English teacher. She is a mother of three and a marathon runner. She is an avid reader and writer.
Laura sends a post every morning. The brand is called 4:00 am faith. The daily posts are both inspiring and educational. The post begins with a quote. Laura follows the quote with a short explanation, or she expands the thought. She closes the writing with scripture that compliments the quote portion.
I look forward to reading Laura’s thought for the day — every day.
Here are a couple of Laura’s daily entries.
August 31, 2020
You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. (Unknown) Don’t be a slave to fear. Being a climber lets go of all the problems below while gripping onto the question of how to get to the top (Caroline, age 12). God is an everlasting rock. (Isaiah 26:4) Our faith steadies us and allows us to focus on what lies ahead rather than what’s behind us.
February 6, 2021
Delay does not mean Denial. (Vernon Wright) Therefore wait for me, declares the Lord. (Zephaniah 3:8) He is working during your wait. While it usually doesn’t make sense logically, there is a purpose in the delay. What you are experiencing is the answer to someone else’s question. There is a process to the access.
Brian K. Dodd
Brian loves to add value to leaders and provide perspective, encouragement, and solutions to their daily issues. Brian’s website has grown to over 70,000 readers per month.
Brian K. Dodd is a connector. He connects people together like two pieces of a puzzle. He also has a gift of encouragement. Brian uses his gifts and talents on social media with great expertise.
Brian works as the Director of New Ministry Relationships for Injoy Stewardship Solutions. You can purchase Brian’s book The 10 Indispensable Practices Of The 2-Minute Leader by clicking here.
Quotes and posts from Brian
- Nothing great happens in a leader’s life without consistency.”
- “Faithfulness and consistency are the platforms for greatness.”
- “Nowhere in the Bible did God call anyone to an easy task.”
- “Leaders should always use their influence and platforms for shining the spotlight on others and improving the lives of as many people as possible.”
- “Achieving results is one of the primary things separating Apex Leaders from all others.”
Tony Morgan is a church guru.
For the last 10 years, we’ve been providing pastors with an ally — coaching church leaders as they take steps towards a new vision for the future and equipping them with practical tools, training and resources, with the ultimate goal of continually reaching new people and helping them take next steps towards Christ.
Tony Morgan has served on the senior leadership teams of Granger Community Church, NewSpring Church, and West Ridge Church. In that season, he started writing about leadership at tonymorganlive.com, while also authoring books and articles featured by Catalyst, Pastors.com, and the Willow Creek Association.
Tony has led the Unstuck Group for over a decade. The Unstuck Group has served 400+ churches in the years since Tony first ventured out, and we continually work to refine and improve our church consulting processes, coaching for pastors, and online ministry training tools to serve churches’ needs better.
Tony host a weekly podcast with his team. The podcast is top shelf and is always on point with relevant church solutions.
Connecting with Tony and the Unstuck Group will equip you with cutting edge church solutions.
Darren Rowse (Pro Blogger)
My name is Darren Rowse and I’m the guy behind ProBlogger.net and the @problogger Twitter account. You can read more about my journey of blogging on the About ProBlogger page — but let me give you a bit of a glimpse at who I am and what I do.
I’m a 41-year-old Australian living in Melbourne. I am married to ‘V’ and together we have three boys (born in 2006, 2008, and 2011). I am a full-time blogger making a living from the medium since 2004/5.
Darren’s Blog (and new Podcast)
I’ve been blogging since November 2002 on a number of sites. I started out with a personal blog about Spirituality, Pop Culture, Life in Australia and miscellaneous topics that take my fancy from time to time.
I’ve written up an extended version of my story of becoming a full time blogger here which will hopefully fill in some of the gaps above.
I have found Darren to be genuine and authentic. He is extremely calm and easy to listen to. I have taken multiple online classes from Darren and from the Pro-Blogger team.
Darren writes a thorough and insightful blog every week. The blog is filled with a cutting edge blog post, blogging tips, job opportunities, and more.
These are my top seven go-to bloggers/podcasts. Every day I cut and past articles and posts. I read nearly 100 blogs per week. Of the 100 these seven are clicked first.
I pray these suggestions to add value to you. Someone passed them to me and I desire to add value to you.
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