Write It Down Right Away: 4 Tips for Your Peace of Mind

Have you ever run into this scenario? A distraught church member comes up to you about something traumatic going on in her life. You listen attentively, address her concerns, give her godly counsel, and end the conversation with, “I will pray for you!” You then promptly forget to pray–until the next time you see her. The reason you forget to … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Bringing the Good News

“And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” – Romans 10:15 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

R.A. Torrey on Evangelism

“There are two ways of reaching the people. One way is to invite them to come to you, the other way is to go to them.” – R.A. Torrey (28 January 1856 – 26 October 1928), 19th Century Evangelist, Founder of BIOLA

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Expanding God’s Kingdom: How to Raise Up New Leaders

What are you doing to identify and encourage people in your church who may feel God calling them to ministry? How would you help someone who is being led to be a pastor move forward? This is one area where the church has dropped the ball in recent decades. Think about it. When was the last time you heard someone … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Great Over Good: Filling Your Groups During Promotion Month

The most basic element of filling your small groups is the promotion month–the period when you are recruiting, inspiring, encouraging, teaching, preaching and using positive peer pressure to motivate your people to sign up for a group. Make sure that your entire promotion month is dedicated exclusively to getting sign-ups. If anything is competing with group sign-ups, you will see … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Ministry

Unspectacular Preparation

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”  – Robert Schuller (September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015) Pastor and Positive Possibility Thinker

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Renewing Your Mind: How to Pray Boldly, Humbly, and Faithfully

If you tend to pray selfish prayers, you are not alone. We all like to talk about ourselves to God–what we want, what we need, what we think he can do to help us. See if you can relate to this scenario: It’s five minutes before a big presentation, an important conversation, or a major event, and you find yourself praying, … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

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