Keys to Worship Planning: Creative Meetings

  “The best creative planning meetings happen when those in attendance know the series topic in advance and arrive with some ideas already formulated. When everyone comes prepared, the synergy in the room pushes the best ideas to the top and then makes them even better.”                – Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley The above … Read More


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Read 1,000 Books a Year (yes, you can!)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Charles Chu for Quartz Media. Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you … Read More


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Keys to Worship Planning: Living Out the Transformation

  “Teaching pastors must remember that intellectual knowledge is just the beginning of transformation. There must also be a clear call to repentance and, most importantly, the congealing inspiration of God. I don’t ever want people to walk out of church and simply think, ‘Huh. I learned something today.’ Instead, I want them to think ‘I want to live out … Read More


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Kindle sale: $1.99 Renegade Pastor book

I’ve got some inside info from my publisher for you – today thru Monday, January 23rd only, you can pick up the e-book (Kindle) edition of my book, The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry, for only $1.99! You’ll save 87%! The Renegade Pastor will help you break out of the trap of average and pursue God’s best for … Read More


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Congratulations Tuscaloosa… Pastors, not Football

This week, a group of like-minded pastors broke through to the next level in their health and wellness. Led by Steve Reynolds, co-author of The Healthy Renegade Pastor, they met at North River Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a powerful FREE workshop and book launch party. These pastors now refuse to let their health and wellness get pushed further and further … Read More


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LAST CHANCE – Quick Survey Plus FREE E-book on Recruiting Volunteers!

Did you miss it? I’ve been doing a survey on volunteer challenges and I’d like to get your feedback. It’s a brief 45-second survey – www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/volunteersurvey As a thank you, I’ll send you my brand new E-Book on recruiting volunteers: EIGHT BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS: Miss Any of These and You’ll Always Lack Volunteers ($29.95 Value, yours FREE). … Read More


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New E-Book on Recruiting Volunteers – Get Your FREE Copy!

It happens every week.  You try to recruit as many volunteers as possible so that you can have the greatest impact possible. Some people jump at the opportunity to volunteer and others get that ‘deer in the headlight’ look, shocked that you would ask. As a pastor, it seems like I’ve heard every excuse in the book as to why … Read More


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Improving Our Invitations

Today’s guest post comes to us from Ernest L. Easley, professor of evangelism at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and former pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church, in Marietta, Ga. Southern Baptists’ decline in baptisms reached its 15th year in 2015, decreasing by more than 10,000 from 2014 data recorded by our churches through the Annual Church Profile. Although 295,212 … Read More


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