My New Book: Trade Financial Stress for Financial Freedom (Claim Your Bonuses)

I’m excited to introduce to you one of my most personal books yet. Going back to when I was in my early thirties, I looked around and realized I was in a big debt hole. My wife, Kelley, and I had married at a young age and made some foolish mistakes. After about five or six years of marriage, we … Read More

Sandra OlivieriBooks, Leadership, Ministry, Stewardship

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Why You Should Never Be Ashamed to Seek Counseling

Never be ashamed to seek Christian counseling. Talking to a professional about the things going on in your life can help you process and deal with your emotions in a healthy way. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so. In fact, there are many benefits. Several years ago, before my son was born, Kelley and I went through … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Ministry

Bad Meeting Blues: The Signs You’re Leading a Bad Meeting

While meetings may not be particularly fun, they are a necessary part of life in any organization. People don’t like meetings largely because most of them are run so badly. The following are some telltale signs of a bad meeting: They start late. When you start a meeting late, you send the signal that the meeting isn’t important and neither is … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Worship Planning

Win Arn on God’s Plan for Churches

“The church is God’s plan for making disciples and for winning a world.” – Dr. Win Arn, founder of the Institute For American Church Growth, director of Religious Education in Baptist and Congregational Churches, promoter of the Church Growth Movement, and film producer. June 26, 1923 – December 13, 2006    

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Preaching

Starts Tomorrow: New 2021 Preaching Calendar Online Training

Space is filling up quickly for my ALL NEW Planning Your 2021 Preaching Calendar – Online Training. Don’t delay — I have a limited number of spots available at each of the 4 available times, tomorrow and Thursday. I don’t want you to miss out on this essential training that will have an exponential impact on all of 2021! When … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Systems, Leadership, Ministry, Preaching, Uncategorized, Worship Planning

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The Surprising Truth About Sleep — Why You Need A New Perspective

A few years ago, as I (Nelson) was studying Genesis in preparation for a teaching series, God brought something significant to my attention—a truth that became a paradigm-shifting revelation concerning my view of sleep. At first glance, the truth seems simple enough: when God created the world, he created the night before the day (Gen. 1:2–4). The darkness preceded the light. … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Uncategorized

Register Now for New 2021 Preaching Calendar Online Training

You’re invited to sign up now for the most anticipated training event I do all year — one that will literally save you hours in 2021. I’m opening registration now for my Planning Your 2021 Preaching Calendar – Online Training. This would normally be a closed training just for my current coaching members, but because this planning process is so critical … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Systems, Leadership, Ministry, Preaching, Uncategorized, Worship Planning

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The Necessary Qualities of a Close Friend

What does a person, who is a friend, an advisor, and a confidant, look like? Are there certain qualities that make a person fit for this position in your life? These are important questions because, for many average pastors, they have never had someone like this in their lives. You may feel fearful of having someone who has that kind … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership