Happy 88th birthday Dr. Elmer Towns – Free Article Collection!

If you haven’t yet met Dr. Elmer Towns, I’d like to introduce you to one of my mentors who is celebrating 88 years young today!  Dr. Towns is a spiritual giant who you’ll also find to be a great encourager to pastors. He is someone I have studied and looked up to since day one when I went into ministry. An expert in … Read More

Sandra OlivieriBooks, Church Growth, Leadership, Ministry

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Get a FREE digital copy of my Healthy Renegade Pastor book

Does your health and wellness keep getting pushed further and further down the priority list? These days, when time seems short and stressful demands are growing, it may seem easiest to push your health needs to the bottom of the list — but doing this can eventually catch up with you! So I want to make it easier for you … Read More

Sandra OlivieriBooks, Health, Leadership, Ministry, Stress Management

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Book Review: Activate – New Approach to Small Groups

Today, I’m sharing with you a book review written by Rus Jeffrey. Dr. Jeffrey has 40 years of mainstream broadcast experience and 20 plus years of pastoral ministry experience. In 2002 he and his wife Sandra founded Fresh-Wind Ministries. Here’s what he had to say about my newest book, “Activate:” Activate is a breath of fresh air when it comes to … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks

LIMITED TIME – Get my book Connect for only $2.99!

I’ve got some inside info from my publisher for you – for a limited time you can pick up the e-book (Kindle) edition of my book, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers, for only $2.99! You’ll save 82%! This special get-the-word-out promotion is available for a short time only – choose one of the links below to get … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks, Ministry

Five Great Books on African American Evangelical History

Today’s guest post comes to us from Thomas Kidd for The GospelCoalition.org. There has been a lot of discussion lately about race and evangelicals, some of it spawned by ERLC and TGC’s phenomenally successful and provocative MLK50 conference. Anyone wanting to foster understanding and Christian love between people of different ethnicities will also need to read in a multicultural way. … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks

Modern Christianity’s Most Underrated Book

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jack Lee for Patheos.com. In the 1700’s, there was a book published that produced a ripple-like effect of evangelism that could be felt for centuries. It has inspired countless missionaries to persevere through intense adversity, for the sake of bringing the gospel to the lost. It’s a brilliant book that is as equally … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks

Fusion Friday: Integrating Guests into God’s Family

“Your church is a representation of the bigger family of God. As you put a system in place to effectively integrate guests into the family, you will be fulfilling part of the responsibility God placed on you when he prompted them your way. God is honored when you show your guests true biblical hospitality.”             … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Books

Get my new book at my cost – just $8

hey – real quick . . . wanted to share my brand new book with you on Time Management. It solves a big problem we can ALL relate to as senior pastors. Found an extra case in my office left over from some recent events. I’d much rather ship a copy to you than back to the warehouse. So here’s … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks

Fusion Fridays: Practice Biblical Hospitality

“It has been said that, ‘The church is a family expecting guests.’ Is your family ready? The church – your church – truly is a family expecting guests. And you should be ready to show them intentional hospitality when they arrive. While they are in your company, they need to feel comfortable and valued, no matter where they are in … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Books

Choose Whole Grain Instead (Thursdays are for Health)

“As you begin to fill your diet with more living foods, also be intentional about cutting out refined carbohydrates. Opt instead for whole grain products. Whole grain varieties (which are also complex carbohydrates) retain the fiber and nutrients that have been stripped from white carbohydrates, so they interact with your body in an entirely different way. One note of caution: Be … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks, Health