Leaders Raise Up Others

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” — Philippians 2:3 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Preaching

Carey’s Missionary Motto

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” – William Carey, “Father of Modern Missions”, Particular Baptist minister, and founder of Serampore College in India August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834

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Generous Giving = Generous Living

Giving generously does not have anything to do with the actual dollar amount you give; it has everything to do with what that dollar amount is in proportion to your income. When you give over and above the minimum requirement, quickly and cheerfully, you are a generous giver, no matter where the decimal point falls. Mark tells us an interesting … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stewardship

3 Healthy Relationships Every Pastor Should Have, by Facts & Trends

A right understanding of relationships is critical to pastoral ministry. Yet, for as much time as pastors spend around people, I frequently hear how lonely and isolated they feel. Just because we work closely with people doesn’t mean we’ll have the closeness our souls need. A relationship can’t be forced, and there needs to be a certain organic sense of … Read More

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Leaders Care for their People

“Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds, for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.” — Proverbs 27:23-24 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

Schuller on the Omniscience of God

“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” – Robert H. Schuller, pastor, evangelist, author, and motivational speaker September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015

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From Your Churchgoer’s Perspective: Giving as Accountability

When you decide to step out of financial stress and get on the ladder toward peace, make sure you give your initial gift in a way that is identifiable and by which you can be held accountable. That means, first of all, that when you give your gift to your local church, do it through whatever offering system the church … Read More

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Lyle Schaller on Church Culture

“The safe assumption today is that no two churches are alike; each congregation has its own unique culture.” — Lyle Schaller (April 19, 1923 – March 18, 2015), the Dean of Church Consultants, began his career as an urban planner for the city of Madison, Wisconsin. He left that life to pursue his calling as a church consultant, though he carried … Read More

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