Links I Like

Links I Like is a collection of blogs, articles and books I’ve come across recently and thought they were worth sharing. Click here for past Links I Like.


  1. 7 things every pastor should do every week on social media. Great ideas.
  2. Brian Howard on How to organize your week.
  3. How to pray for your future husband. Great insights for single and married women.
  4. Brad Lomenick on Why every leader needs a confidant. Totally agree. Here’s how a pastor can find an accountability partner.
  5. 25 apps every leader should be aware of. I love the apps I use for leadership and ministry.
  6. Tony Reinke on God’s delight in you.
  7. How to care for your pastor.
  8. Mike Myatt on The #1 problem every leader has.

Leadership Summit Session 4 | Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel wrapped up the first day of the Willow Creek Leadership Summit with a talk titled “The Strongest Link.”

Craig is the Founding and Senior Pastor of, a pioneer in multi-campus church, holds 76 weekly worship experiences, ministering to over 40,000 people. They are known for leveraging technology to reach a new generation, including the development of LifeChurch’s popular YouVersion Bible App.

He is the author of It, The Christian Atheist, Weirdand Soul Detox

Here are some highlights I grabbed from his talk:

  • My advice to older pastors, don’t resent, fear or judge the next generation. Believe in them because they need you.
  • If you aren’t dead, God isn’t done with you yet.
  • You don’t just delegate tasks, you create followers. You delegate authority to create leaders.
  • Authenticity trumps cool.
  • Younger leaders need older leaders to come alongside of them. Don’t be prideful, you need older leaders.
  • The younger generation is known as entitled.
  • When you’re entitled, you overestimate what you can do in the short run, but you will underestimate what you can do through a lifetime of faithfulness.
  • Honor given publicly leads to influence privately.
  • You’re husband might not be honorable because you don’t show him honor. Honor is given, respect is earned.
  • We have to be intentional about creating opportunities to learn from one another
    • Create ongoing feedback loops from those who are older and younger than you
      • Allow those in other life stages to speak into your message before giving it
    • Create specific mentoring moments
    • Create opportunities for significant leadership development
  • The next generation believes in themselves more when the older generation believes in them
  • If you are younger, honor those who went before you.

What was your biggest takeaway from this session?