If you aren’t already familiar with TED Talks, you’ll want to pause and take some time to delve into this incredible resource. TED Talks are to non-believers as sermons are to Christians. The popularity of online education via video and podcasts haven’t seen their full potential of growth yet as people continue to seek entertainment, education, and thought-provoking stimuli in the form of short video lectures, usually given at various TED Talks around the world.

TED talks can be found on just about any subject you can think of. Below, we’re going to recommend ten interesting TED talks that might interest or spark ideas for any pastor or ministry leader:

1 – Creativity

Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson

2 – Emotional Health

The Power of Vulnerability b y Brene Brown


3 – Work

The Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn Achor

4 – Happiness

Happiness and Its Surprises by Nancy Etcoff

5 – Stress

How to Make Stress Your Friend by Kelly McGonigal

6 – Racism

How To Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them by Verna Myers

7 – Productivity

How to Save the World or at Least Yourself from Bad Meetings by David Grady

8 – Optimism

The Case for Optimism by Larry Brilliant

9 – Gratitude

Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful by David Steindl-Rast

10 – Purpose

A Life of Purpose by Rick Warren

[Editor’s Note: Opinions of these TED Talk speakers are there own and not ChurchTechToday’s.]