Godly Leaders Will Be Provided For

“It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and rich. For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the Lord takes care of the godly.” — Psalm 37:16-17 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Preaching

Bill Bright On the Power of Your Testimony

“The sermon of your life in tough times ministers to people more powerfully than the most eloquent speaker.” — William R. “Bill” Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) was an American evangelist and Christian leader. His influence spanned the last half of the 20th century and extended into the new millennium. His most notable contributions to Christianity include … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Preaching

The Voice in Your Head: Replacing Old Thinking With New

Psychologists tell us that we can’t just get rid of a bad habit, including a negative thought pattern. We have to fill the vacated space with something new. Otherwise, our well-intentioned change won’t last; we will revert back to comfortable habits and well-worn patterns. So as you begin eliminating thoughts that don’t benefit you, you have to immediately replace those … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management

The Best Way to Raise Up New Small Group Leaders

In John 5:19, Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” Organic apprenticeship is the best way to raise leaders in your church. You don’t need heavy training or extensive leadership-development programs. You can raise leaders by … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Happy 4th of July!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July! I’m getting to celebrate the 4th today with my family. Anyone have a good BBQ recipe? I am truly grateful to be a small part of your ministry and look forward to serving you for many years in the future. Hope you enjoy this … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Uncategorized

The 7 Keys to Setting Effective Deadlines

Deadlines are an important tool. Try to attach one to every task you add to your to-do list. Keep the following seven keys in mind to help you start setting deadlines like a pro: Decide whether the proposed task is worth doing. As mentioned previously, don’t waste your time on activities that either don’t need to be done or could … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

The Voice In Your Head: Listening to Your Internal Dialogue

One of the main things that separate us from animals is our ability to think about our thought life, to note an individual thought passing through our minds, analyze it for its truth and worth, and then act accordingly. God gave us this unique ability when he made us in his image. But so often, we let our thoughts run … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Leaders Put Their Trust in God

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” —Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Preaching

Bill Bright on Emphasizing Prayer in Ministry

“Show me a church or a Christian organization that emphasizes prayer, and I’ll show you a ministry where people are excited about Jesus Christ and are witnessing for Him.” — William R. “Bill” Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) was an American evangelist and Christian leader. His influence spanned the last half of the 20th century and extended … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership