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I love starting my mornings with a cup of coffee, reading the gospel less for the upcoming week, and then reading a few blogs for some daily inspiration. I’m challenged and inspired by people who have different experiences and perspectives than I do.Here are ten practical ministry blogs that I listen to regularly.

  1. Brian Dodd On LeadershipNot only is Brian one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but he also equips church leaders with insanely practical advice on his blog. He provides exceptional lists, interviews, and tips for church leaders. He does a great job of pointing out leadership lessons in all facets of life.
  2. Brian DodridgeBrian is a systems and processes guy and writes practical takeaways for everyday church leadership. He writes on staffing, leadership, and additional content specifically for Executive Pastors.
  3. Dan Reiland. Dan Reiland is the Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA. He writes on staffing and leadership. His content is practical and inspiring for church leaders in churches of any size.
  4. Courage to LeadShawn was the founding pastor of Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA, and now he coaches church leaders. On his blog CourageToLead.com, he provides practical tips on organizational culture, vision casting, and church health.
  5. The 4Sight Group. The 4Sight Group was founded by Jenni Catron who served on the executive team at Cross Point Church in Nashville and Menlo Church in Menlo Park, CA. It provides a myriad of perspectives from different authors, mostly millennial church leaders.
  6. The Unstuck GroupTheir blog is packed full of practical advice on topics like multisite, volunteer development, and breaking growth barriers.
  7. Carey NieuwhofIn my opinion, Carey Nieuwhof has one of the best church leadership podcasts and blogs on the web. His articles are not only full of practical tips for church leaders but are also vulnerable and genuine as he shares his own mistakes he’s learned in his tenure.
  8. Leading SmartOn his LeadingSmart blog, he provides a roundup of his favorite leadership articles each Friday in a series called “Friday Finds.”
  9. Ron EdmondsonRon writes on emotional health topics like taking criticism well and overcoming failure. His blog is also full of everyday, practical leadership “how-tos.”
  10. Vanderbloemen Search GroupTheir entire team contributes to the blog, providing practical guidance for pastors and church leaders wanting to build, run, and keep great teams.