Congratulations Dr. Elmer Towns! (Special $49 Sale)

Taking a moment this week to celebrate the recent nuptials of my mentor Dr. Elmer Towns. Congrats to Dr. Towns (83 years young!) and his new bride, Jackie, and may God bless their new life together. Dr. Towns is a spiritual giant and he understands that there is no greater calling, no greater mission than to build the church and reach more … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Stress Management

Jason Hatley on The Power of a To Do List

Have you ever been so busy… so overwhelmed… so under pressure in ministry that you’ve considered quitting? It happened to me 5 years ago, right after Nelson Searcy and I launched The Journey Church in South Florida… At this point I had been in ministry with Nelson at The Journey for nearly 10 years. I was no stranger to busy … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Strategy, Stress Management

BRAND-NEW Resource: The Power of a To Do List

I want to tell you about a new resource that I never planned to release.  In fact, it all began when I invited Jason Hatley, long time Pastor with me at The Journey and the leader of our Worship Leader Coaching, to present at my Advanced Coaching Network (my highest level, invite-only network.) The topic: Personal and Staff Productivity. Almost … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Stress Management

Hudson Taylor on Remembering God’s Power

“Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, and thus they attempt very little and they always fail. All giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence to be with them.” – James Hudson Taylor

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Preaching

Lessons from The Difference Maker: Extend an Invitation

  “The number one reason people attend church for the first time – that is, the number one reason people step into an environment where they can hear the truth about Jesus proclaimed – is because someone they respect invited them. Be that someone.”  – Nelson Searcy The above quote is from p. 28 of The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Evangelism, Ministry

Fasting and Our Relationship with Christ

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Peter Leithart, author, minister, theologian, and President of the Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Mosaic liturgical calendar prescribes only one fast, the day of atonement, when Israel was commanded to “humble your souls” (Leviticus 16:29; 23:27, 29, 32; the verb is sometimes translated as “afflict”). By way of contrast, Israel celebrated two … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry

NEW RELEASE: Your Complete Guide to Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical and Emotional Health

Be honest – how often do you make yourself a priority?  As pastors, we face many challenges when it comes to managing our emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical health. Too often we sacrifice our own well-being on the altar of ministry. When is the last time you found yourself saying: I’m busy doing God’s work, so I don’t have time to … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Ministry, Stress Management

Systems Boot Camp at Disney World – Super Early Bird ENDS TODAY!

Your exclusive Super Early Bird rate ENDS TODAY for the ALL-NEW 2016 Church Systems Check-up and Boot Camp.  I’d like to invite you and your team to join me this Summer for this brand new 3-day event focused on helping you reach the unchurched.  Join me for the THE biggest training event of the year at beautiful Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, July 20th – … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Systems, Evangelism, Growth Barriers, Ministry

John Wimber on Empowering the Body of Christ

“I realized at a certain point in ministry I could either get a tent and have a great ministry, or empower, equip and release the Body of Christ to do it themselves. I chose the latter, as it was the Jesus model.” – John Wimber, evangelist, pastor and church planter

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry