How to Reach Your Highest Potential with Personal Coaching

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. Fulfilling your calling inherently means rising to the highest level of potential God has put in you. In order to reach your potential, you need a coach. Why shouldn’t you? The greatest business leaders, entertainers and athletes the world has ever known have … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Leaders Must Be God’s Servant

“So Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

The Promise of a Resurrection

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.”  – Martin Luther (The Great Reformer 1483-1546)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Wesley on God-Given Wisdom

“When I was young I was sure of everything. In a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before. At present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.” – John Wesley (June 28, 1703 – March 2, 1791) devout Anglican who … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

How to Shuffle Your Priorities

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. Don’t you love how Christians come up with acronyms for everything? There’s even one for how you should arrange your priorities in order to experience God’s closeness and joy in your life. You’ve probably come across it at some point. According to the … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

The Power of the Pre-Service

“Most of the people who walk through your door have been burned by the church, by negative press about the church, or by a friend or family member in the name of religion. More than likely, they are skeptical and waiting for you to mess up. When you give them a consistent pre-service experience that makes them feel valued, their … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks, Evangelism, Leadership

The Privilege to Serve

“By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.” – Ephesians 3:7-8 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching