How to Honor God by Learning to Give

In 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Paul writes, “Now about the collection for God’s people…On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income” (NIV). In this short passage, Paul gives us insight into how we ought to bring our gift to God. First of all, he talks about … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stewardship

Saving Time: Why and What You Should Automate

Some people may object that it takes too much work to automate. After all, you will need to educate yourself on automation services. You will have to enter all of your information and preferences before automation can begin. But for renegade pastors automation isn’t a luxury–it’s a necessity. The benefits of automation far outweigh the initial effort it takes to … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Schuller on Attempting Greatness

“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” – Robert H. Schuller, pastor, evangelist, author, and motivational speaker September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Expanding God’s Kingdom: Tithing in the Local Church

Often people question not the amount of a proper gift but where it should be given. Some people believe they should be able to distribute their tithe as they see fit. They want to control how their money is spent. If they aren’t happy with the way their local church handles its finances, they think they should have the freedom … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stewardship

Fulfilling Your Calling: Slack Leads to Lack

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 had coaches to guide them to the top of their game. As part of your personal growth … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Roy Fish on Evangelism

“Evangelizing in the church is like fishing in a bathtub: it’s terribly convenient, but you don’t catch much.” — Roy Fish (February 7, 1930 – September 10, 2012) was an American preacher who is best known as a longtime professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas. He was known for his passion for personal … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Made to Move: How to Have Better Physical Health

We were made to move. Our bodies were created for physical activity. God never intended for us to sit all day, overfilling our stomachs and letting our systems atrophy. But sedentary lifestyles have become the norm. The typical American is sedentary 60 percent of their waking hours. This lack of physical activity is associated with a number of health problems, … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Effective Leadership Power Sale: Equip Yourself During These Challenging Times

Challenging times like these call for next-level leadership. And it seems like now — perhaps more than ever before — we’re being tested as church leaders. Since it’s more critical than ever that we equip ourselves as top leaders, I want to help you “POWER UP” this week and add to your pastoral leadership toolbox. So I’ve pulled together all of my best leadership resources — all in one … Read More

Sandra OlivieriLeadership, Ministry, Strategy, Stress Management, Uncategorized

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