Blogs. I cannot scroll through social media without seeing a blog post from someone. It would seem that blogging is one of THE things to do lately. So with all the blogs out there I thought I would share some of the best ones that I follow, as well as some of the best for church communicators.
As much as I love writing blogs, I like reading them more. I like reading them because I love to learn new things, new approaches, and new ways to communicate the message of Jesus to the culture around me.
So without further ado here is my list of the Top 10 Blogs to Follow in 2017:
Carey Nieuwhof – Not only does Carey blog, but he has a weekly podcast as well. Carey is the pastor of Connexus Community Church in Barrie, Canada. He blogs on leadership, church strategy and organization. Carey’s content is bound to challenge even the most experienced leader. Check out his site – http://careynieuwhof.com
Brian Dodd – Brian is a blogging guru. He blogs daily on leadership insights that are beneficial to those inside and outside the church. Check out his site – briandoddonleadership.com
Lisa TerKeurst – Lysa is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and quite a few other books. Her blog is an inspiration and even a challenge to read at times. She is a talented writer and you will be blessed by her words. Check out her blog and site at: http://lysaterkeurst.com
That Church Blog – Justin Dean and Van Baird have created an incredible community through That Church Conference. The community site has some great blogs and articles about all things church communications. Check out the site – www.thatcc.com, become a member and learn from some of the best in church communications.
Wes Gay – Wes is one of the leading voices in the millennial conversations. He is a regular contributor to forbes.com and is also a StoryBrand certified copywriter. His writing will challenge you, enlighten you, and increase your knowledge. Be sure to follow Wes and check out his writings.
Dave Adamson – Dave is the Social Media Director and Online Pastor at North Point church in Atlanta, Ga. His content in that area is enough to follow him on Social Media. However, he is also an incredible photographer and has a daily devotional on Instagram. He doesn’t call his Instagram a blog, but it is definitely blog worthy. Check out Dave and his Bible in Photos Devotional on Instagram at Bible in Photos or you can check out his brand new book Chasing the Light – it’s awesome, I have it.
Steven Fogg – Steve is a wealth of knowledge in regards to church communications. He hosts the weekly #cmschat on twitter and blogs regularly. He is also the “Communications guy” at Crossway in Australia. Check out Steve’s site and articles, you won’t be disappointed.
NewSpring Church – The content on their website is more than just basic information about the church. NewSpring provides helpful articles about faith and life. Whether you are looking for some daily reading, or articles to share on your own sites NewSpring has some great content. Check out their articles at http://newspring.cc/articles.
Kendal Conner – Kendal is the creative pastor at Piedmont Chapel, but also has a blog called The Creative Pastor. He blogs regularly and has great content from design, graphics, communications, planning and much more. You will want to check out his site if you haven’t already – http://thecreativepastor.com.
Buffer & Hootsuite – Two for the price of one deal. I love both Buffer and Hootsuite and the content they produce on their blogs. It is always helpful and insightful. They both have weekly tweet chats and Buffer even offers a Slack community channel that is filled with great resources and people willing to help. Be sure to check out both blogs: http://blog.hootsuite.com & http://blog.bufferapp.com