Join Me at Disney for the Last Church Systems Boot Camp until 2021! 

For 8 years now I’ve been leading a workshop around the 8 systems of a healthy church. Over the years we’ve seen this event grow to 200+ pastors, three days of training, and special speakers and bonuses like we never imagined in the early days. This year is going to be better than ever — but I must warn you, … Read More


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What Moses Can Teach Us About Making Healthy Choices

As I began my own journey toward health, I found myself particularly interested in the life of Moses. Moses was the leader of over a million people. He lived a life of vision and momentum, leaving a legacy that still lives on thousands of years after his death. He was a guy intent on walking in the fullness of life … Read More


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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


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Leaders Should Be Servants

“But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.” —Luke 22:26 (NLT)  


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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


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4 Keys to Conquering the Sneaky Enemy of Your Ministry by Facts & Trends

The work of ministry leadership is perilous. There are countless pitfalls along the pathway of honoring the Lord and tending His sheep. We are under constant attack from a supernaturally powerful enemy. We’re at war with our own sinful nature, tempted by the world and its shiny offerings. We battle discouragement from failures, negative feedback, and our own fragility. These … Read More


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8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers

When I was just starting in ministry, one of my most respected mentors said something to me that I’ve never forgotten. As I was venting to him about feeling like a one-man show in my young church, he put his arm around me and said, “Nelson, remember, every member in your church is a minister. You are not in this alone … Read More


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Don’t Start the Day Until You’ve Planned Your Day

You may have heard the old axiom “Plan your week, then work your plan.” The wisdom in that saying is right on point. The most productive people I know, both in ministry and otherwise, have developed a habit of planning tomorrow before they close the door on today. In other words, before they begin any new morning, they already have … Read More


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Companions in Christ: What God Says About Close Friends

God created us to have close relationships. When we don’t have these close relationships, we are actually living out of step with the way God created us. The great people of God had companions, almost without exception. (The ones who didn’t often found themselves in trouble.) We could start with Adam and Eve. Moses had Aaron as his companion. The … Read More


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Leaders Endure with Patience

“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” — James 1:12 (NLT)


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