What is a Renegade Pastor?

What exactly is a renegade pastor? A renegade is someone who has abandoned average in favor of excellence.  He is a rebel with a purpose– someone who rises up against resistance, mediocrity, and conformity.  A renegade is not a lawbreaker.  He’s is not contrarian for contrarianism’s sake.  He is not looking for a fight with other church leaders, but with … Read More

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You CAN Write a Book! AND with Less Stress, Time, and Energy than you think.

You can write a book! I’m sure that the sentence above mustered up some level of anxiety in you. That’s actually a GOOD thing! Some anxiety about writing a book is good because it’s a sign that you care about what you want to write. If this motivates you to devote thought and effort to your writing, your stress-induced attitude actually has a certain … Read More

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Last Chance to go to the Holy Land (register by April 15)

Time is quickly running out for you to join Nelson in the Holy Land next month.  The final registration deadline is April 15 (that’s only a few days away). And while the clock is ticking, there is still an opportunity for you to join us on this life-changing spiritual retreat to Israel on May 22-30, 2014. As you know, this 9-DAY … Read More

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What Gets Rewarded, Gets Repeated (Part 2) – Casting a Vision for Volunteers

If you find yourself lacking in a certain area inside of your Church…if you find yourself having to give energy to a certain area inside your Church, it may mean that you’ve not been celebrating that area. Because people will do, people will take next steps toward, and people will act on that which you celebrate. Let’s say, for example, that you … Read More

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Helping People Find Their Fit – A Saturday Quote

“When someone begins volunteering – no matter what ministry area or capacity he initially serves in – my next step and yours is to help him identify and climb the right ministry ladder and become a regular, growing, Christlike volunteer.“ – Nelson Searcy, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers (p. 106) Available now on Amazon 

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Instilling the Desire to be Involved in God’s Work – A Saturday Quote

“Your job, and mine, is to help our people catch the fire – to do our part to instill in them a burning desire to be involved in God’s work. Only when we refuse to do it all ourselves, inspire passion for serving in our people, and mobilize them to serve God through serving his kingdom, will our churches truly … Read More

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The Unpardonable Sin of the Ministry System – A Saturday Quote

“The unpardonable sin of the ministry system is turning away a volunteer… Never, ever, ever turn away someone who wants to serve.“ – Nelson Searcy, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers (p. 95) Available now on Amazon 

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Help Your People Make a Difference – A Saturday Quote

“When we come alongside every individual in our church and help them use their gifts and abilities in a meaningful way, we will be discipling them as we are called to disciple. Not to mention, we’ll be steering them toward the contribution that they are longing to make in this world.“ – Nelson Searcy, Connect: How to Double Your Number … Read More

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