Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! As for my own family, Kelley and I are celebrating together with our son Alexander.  He is understandably excited about Christmas! You’re a part of the Church Leader Insights family and I thank God for the opportunity to partner with you to maximize your leadership and grow your church! Have a … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

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Christmas Sale! Resource packages up to 80% off!

Christmas is THIS Friday and I want to be a blessing to you and your church. I know you’re planning your worship services but I wanted to take a moment and give you a Christmas package. Well, actually SIX Christmas packages. I’ve collected the very best of my resources and carefully put together these six unique resource packages – at … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

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Five Lessons from Donald McGavran that I’ve Learned and Applied – Part 2

Many church leaders don’t know the founder of the modern church growth movement, Donald McGavran, and what we can apply from his teaching to our own ministry. In honor of McGavran’s birthday this past Tuesday, I shared the first three of five motivational Donald McGavran quotes that have impacted what we do at The Journey. Today I’m sharing the other two quotes … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Ministry

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NEW Resource! The Finishing Well Seminar

“Well done, my good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21) These encouraging words from Jesus are what every pastor wants to hear. Especially when the path we’re on seems long, treacherous and difficult to navigate. Still, in our mission to grow the Kingdom, we want to finish well, don’t we? Isn’t this our goal, as Paul so vividly illustrates: “I have … Read More


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How Pastoral Care Can Stunt Church Growth

Today’s post comes to us from Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor of Connexus Church and author of several best-selling books, including his latest #1 best-selling work, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow. Carey also hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast where he interviews some of today’s best leaders. Of all the mysteries that shouldn’t be mysteries, … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Ministry

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What Lyle Schaller taught me about vision

Today’s post comes to us from George Bullard, President of The Columbia Partnership, General Secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship of the Baptist World Alliance, and Senior Editor of TCP Books. The father of post World War II practical church consulting, Lyle Schaller, was my most significant consulting mentor and spoke prophetically into my life. He taught me amazing … Read More


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McGavran Monday – Liberating Multitudes

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “Evangelization which takes no account of this complex social structure and simply invites all ‘Americans’ to become Christians in existing congregations and denominations is chained to slow growth. Only an evangelization which sees the mosaic and encourages the myriad individuals who make it up to … Read More


Nelson SearcyBooks, Evangelism, Ministry

Fighting a Sinner’s Path – A Saturday Quote

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” – Charles Spurgeon


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry, Preaching

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