Broadus on the Necessity of Powerful Preaching

“In every age of Christianity, since John the Baptist drew crowds into the desert, there has been no great religious movement, no restoration of Scripture truth, and reanimation of genuine piety, without new power in preaching, both as cause and as effect.” – John Albert Broadus, dubbed “the world’s greatest living preacher” by Charles Spurgeon


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Big Announcement: Pastor leadership retreat now virtual

Big News — no travel now required for our next big pastor leadership event: the 2022 Renegade Pastors Conference. Join me Tuesday, March 15 – Thursday, March 17 for 3 packed days of online training. Open exclusively to Senior Pastors at a Super Early Bird rate, plus you can sign up your spouse for FREE! You will join me and … Read More


Sandra OlivieriBooks, Church Growth, Church Systems, Health, Leadership, Ministry, Strategy

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Breaking the Cycle of Stress: The Big Sleep

Sometimes the best thing you can do to accomplish more is to get some much-needed rest. That is the idea behind the big sleep—a concept we came across several years ago and have made great use of ever since. Let’s say it is Thursday afternoon. You are trying to pull things together for an upcoming weekend commitment, but because of … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Ministry

Managing Stress: Let It Go

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. If we don’t develop the habit of decompressing after every stressful day, and even during each day, we will carry that stress with us everywhere. And the effects will devastate our ministries and our family lives. In order to decompress effectively, take these opportunities … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Leaders Trust in the Lord

“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” —Psalm 37:3-4 (NLT)


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

McGavran on the Christian Mission

“Christian mission is bringing people to repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as Savior, belong to His Body the Church, do as He commands, go out and spread the Good News, and multiply churches.“ – Donald McGavran, father of the Church Growth Movement, missionary to India and China, one of the premier missiologists of the twentieth century December 15, 1897 … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

New Year, New Plan: The Life You Have Imagined

The below excerpt is from my best-selling book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! Imagine what life would look like if you woke up in the morning rested and energized, if you ate in a way that fueled your body instead of making you feel overly full … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Ministry

The New You: Start Your Bible Plan Today

As we start the New Year, my best-selling health and wellness book can help you discover how you can live up to your full God-given potential in 2022 — The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness. With your copy of The New You, you will come away with specific strategies on how to lose weight, … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Ministry