Ministry: Hard Job, High Calling

Today’s guest post comes to us from Heidi Hall for Christianity Today about the daunting challenges faced by pastors. Gordon Atkinson’s decision to leave the ministry didn’t come as an epiphany, nor was it a knee-jerk reaction to a particularly contentious church business meeting. It began with a headache. A migraine. And then some anxiety, followed by its dark twin, … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Ministry

On Soul Searching

  “Go straight for souls, and go for the worst.” – William Booth, Methodist preacher and founder of The Salvation Army


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry

Five Church Lies I Learned

Today’s guest post comes to us from Josh Daffern, Lead Pastor of Mt Vernon Church. Josh graduated from New Orleans Baptist Seminary with a Masters and Doctorate and is an avid reader and blogger. I don’t think it was ever intentional, but I picked up some church lies growing up. I’m born and raised Baptist, surrounded by (mostly) loving, well-meaning folks. I’m … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Spurgeon on the Scene at Calvary

“No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like the scene on Calvary.  Nowhere does the soul find such consolation as on that very spot where misery reigned, where woe triumphed, where agony reached its climax.” – Charles Spurgeon


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry

HALF OFF Easter Sermon Sale

Counting down to Easter, and in early celebration I have a special opportunity for you – available today through Monday only . . . HALF OFF ALL SERMON DOWNLOADS! Take advantage of this Easter Sermon Sale – the more you grab, the more you save! These resources will cut down on your preaching planning time dramatically. Every sermon series includes … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

On Making a Minister

“None but He who made the world can make a Minister of the Gospel.” –John Newton, clergyman and author of the hymn “Amazing Grace”


Nelson SearcyMinistry

On Singular Ambition

“I would rather win souls than be the greatest king or emperor on earth; I would rather win souls than be the greatest general that ever commanded an army; I would rather win souls than be the greatest poet, or novelist, or literary man who ever walked the earth. My one ambition in life is to win as many as possible.” -R.A. Torrey, American evangelist  


Nelson SearcyMinistry

LAST CHANCE – 7 Secrets to Thriving on a Church Staff

If you’re looking to expand your influence as a staff pastor, I have exciting news for you! Over the past week, my team released a brand new resource just for staff members where you will discover the 7 most important principles to reigniting your passion for your church and your ministry and increasing your value and effectiveness to the rest … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

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