Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 7 of 8

SYSTEM #7: THE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM Welcome back to the weekly, Wednesday “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” series! If you’ve been following along with us for the last six Wednesdays, let me commend you for putting in the effort to take your systems up a notch. As we learned a couple of weeks ago, effort = excellence when it comes to … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Systems - General, Leadership, Ministry

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Members Reception Today

Today I’m hosting a brief reception for members after each of our services. It will be a 30 minute reception where I cast vision for the fall and provide key updates to our members.  The basic purpose for this is similar to the Newcomers Reception (which I wrote about here) but the focus is on members. Since last year I’ve … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Leadership

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Six Lessons from Jimmy Buffett (kevineikenberry.com)

If you’ve heard me speak live, you know that I’m a fan of two very different Buffetts – Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett. (They are actually more alike than you think.) So, this recent post from Kevin Eikenberry caught my attention . . I think you’ll find it helpful: “Tuesday night my family and I went to see Jimmy Buffett. … Read More

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Predictably Irrational – A Book Recommendation

Each month, in The Church Leader Insights Newsletter, I recommend two books that have been helpful to me personally or to our team at The Journey. One of this month’s recommendations is Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. Here’s what I wrote in the newsletter: “Our Executive Staff just completed reading this book. Last month, I took one idea from this … Read More

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Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 3 — How can we double our number of groups by next semester?

This is Kerrick Thomas with our final small groups question of the week. I hope that what we’ve been discussing has impacted you in a way that will translate into more effective small groups for your church. If you missed any of this week’s blog entries make sure to scroll down and check them out! Question #3: We need twice … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Small Groups

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You Need Anchors In Your Life

At last Friday’s NYC Coaching Network we began by talking about “Anchors” we need in our life to keep us grounded. Anchors are set activities that keep our priorities in order. There are many different kinds of anchors: family anchors, spiritual anchors, personal growth anchors, etc. Spiritual anchors are daily, weekly, yearly or occasional activities that we do to celebrate … Read More

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