Seize the Day

“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? For your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” – James 4:14 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

Wesley on the Power of Living for God

“Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.” – John Wesley (June 28, 1703 – March 2, 1791), 18th century Anglican evangelist and joint founder of … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Priority Check: Two Daily Decisions Pastors Need to Make Jesus #1

Your life and your ministry will be defined by how well you follow your Lord. But what does it look like, practically speaking, to put Jesus first in your life and yourself second? Well, here’s what it doesn’t look like: It doesn’t look like giving yourself a green light to do whatever pleases you rather than meeting the needs of … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Bill Bright on Emphasizing Prayer in Ministry

“Show me a church or a Christian organization that emphasizes prayer, and I’ll show you a ministry where people are excited about Jesus Christ and are witnessing for Him.” — William R. “Bill” Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) was an American evangelist and Christian leader. His influence spanned the last half of the 20th century and extended … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Good Stress vs. Bad Stress: Understanding the Difference

Yes, there is such a thing as good stress. Small amounts of good stress keep you focused and motivated. You grow through certain levels of stress. The stress gravity exerts on you makes your bones denser and your muscles stronger. When you exercise, your endurance rises as a result of the stress you impose on yourself. When you decide to … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Ministry

Wiersbe on Trusting in God

“Trusting God means thinking and acting according to God’s word in spite of circumstances, feelings, or consequences.” – Warren W. Wiersbe (May 16, 1929 – May 2, 2019), American pastor, Bible teacher, author and conference speaker

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Zero Distractions: How to Work in Blocks of Time

Pastors wear so many hats–preacher, counselor, human resources manager, maybe even plumber–that it may seem impossible at first to group similar tasks into blocks of time. Many of us are so accustomed to jumping from one activity to another that it would be hard to break the cycle. But for renegade pastors, working in blocks of time is a great … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Uncategorized