My 5 for Friday (May 20, 2016)

Your Start to a Well-Read Weekend

How can I become a great leader? Is saving money biblical? And what relationships are worth my time and effort?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday:

  1. Seven Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders by Thom Rainer. What are the two most common causes of forced termination among pastors? Weak leadership skills and poor relational skills. The reason Thom Rainer says is that “most pastors and church leaders have never received formal training in relational skills.” In this post, he shares seven relational skills of great church leaders.
  2. A Covenant With My Eyes by Chuck Lawless. “It happened again this week – I talked with another man who is losing the war with pornography.” If you’re losing the battle with pornography, too, then check out this post by Chuck Lawless and consider making the covenant.
  3. 5 Simple Ways You Can Become a Great Leader Right Now by Lolly Daskal. “Everyone I coach wants to know how they can become a great leader and they always want it to happen right away.” Lolly Daskal shares five things that someone can do to become a great leader, right now.
  4. Do You Obey the Bible by Saving Money? By Chuck Bentley. “Saving is the cornerstone of wise stewardship, while excessive consumption and waste are the opposite.” In this post, Chuck Bentley shares the importance of saving from a Biblical perspective.
  5. 3 Relationships Worth Your Investment by John Gilman. Relationships take time and effort. John Gilman says, “In our digital society face-to-face interactions are no longer the norm. Our days are filled with quick interchanges of 140 characters or less…and as a result,” Gilman says, there is “greater relational distance in many people’s lives.” Check out the three relationships that are worth your investment.

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