My #1 Mistake in Ministry, Part 2 of a 4 part series

As I shared in Part 1 yesterday, in 25 years of ministry, I’ve realized there is one regret I have above all others. Today I’ll reveal my #1 mistake in ministry. My first job in ministry was at a Baptist Church where I was invited to preach on Sunday nights. The pastor told me that when you give people an invitation, you’re inviting them … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry, Preaching

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The 48 Hour Rule

Today’s post comes to us from Steve Addison, author and church planting specialist. Steve has been a life-long student of movements that renew and expand the Christian faith. Steve began his research into Christian movements in the late 1980s while serving as a church planter in Melbourne, Australia. He carried that interest into his Doctor of Ministry with Fuller Seminary. He is … Read More


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry, Strategy

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Coaching member organizes 25-mile prayer walk to honor fallen deputy

I wanted to share a story from Houston, TX this week of one of our coaching alums bringing peace and healing to a community in a tough situation. Kevin Pigg, senior pastor of Crossbridge Community Church, is a long-time member of my Renegade Pastors Network and Advanced Coaching alum. He serves one mile from where Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth … Read More


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Leadership, Ministry, Videos

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Four Renegade Lessons from Two Years of Reformation Travel – Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you Part 1 of this series; today we continue with the final two lessons from two years of traveling in the footsteps of some of the pre-eminent 16th century Protestant reformers.   3. What we say in the pulpit has great power. (Hugh Latimer)  Even in a day when there are a lot of “nones” in the … Read More


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry

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Four Renegade Lessons from Two Years of Reformation Travel – Part 1

I’ve been fortunate over the last two years to travel in the footsteps of some of the pre-eminent 16th century Protestant reformers. My travels took me throughout Germany, following in the footsteps of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546); through Switzerland, learning about Swiss reformers like Ulrich Zwingli (1484 – 1531) and John Calvin (1509 – 1564); and in the UK, following in the footsteps of … Read More


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry

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25 Essentials Every Pastor Should Know – Join Me for a NEW Live Event

Raise your hand if you’ve ever said, “I sure wish they had taught me this in seminary.” It always seems like our formal training only takes us so far in the “real world” outside of school. I know I’ve had to stumble my way through many things as a pastor, wishing I had the benefit of someone else’s experience. So … Read More


Nelson SearcyGrowth Barriers, Leadership, Ministry

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