Why Sunday Should Never Be the First Time You Preach Your Message

It’s Day 1 at the Church Systems Check-up and Boot Camp in Orlando and one of the the things we’re doing live in front of a group of 200+ attendees is a message run-through. We’re literally running through this Sunday’s message – rehearsing it ahead of time to get feedback and make changes well before Sunday. Why do we do this? For the same reason that actors … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

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My Top Fall Sermons – All Half Off!

Fall will be here before you know it – so today with our HALF OFF Fall Sermons Sale I’m encouraging you to start planning NOW. It’s an interesting thing we do as pastors – preparing a sermon every seven days. I have a lot of motivational speaker friends who only have to develop one or two speeches a year, but we have to … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry

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The Power of Vacation: Keeping Your Tank Full

Like most pastors, you may struggle when it comes to planning your time away. In my early years of church planting, when I was bivocational, I was greatly challenged in this area until I discovered the power of taking some extended time off. Though the word “vacation” is not found in the Bible, there’s nothing unspiritual about taking a vacation. … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Stress Management

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Understanding what Jesus Said About Finances

Today’s blog comes to us from my friend and stewardship mentor Steve Stroope as an excerpt from his book, Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Steve is lead pastor of the multi-campus Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from 57 members in 1980 to a current attendance of more than … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Stewardship

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FREE Event – RSVP for A Conversation with John Wesley

I still have a few spots available for you to join me TOMORROW for a brand new FREE conference call event in celebration of John Wesley’s 312th birthday! (RSVP required!) You’ll also get an exclusive sneak peek at a BRAND NEW resource on Wesley (see the P.S. below to learn more). Click here for all the details and to sign up now … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Systems, Evangelism, Leadership, Ministry

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The Task of Evangelism – A Saturday Quote

“Preceding and accompanying the task of building our Christian schools, we must keep faithfully and practically in mind our primary task of evangelism, the work of winning souls from sin unto salvation, from Satan unto God. This work takes precedence of all other work in the Christian program. Salvation for sinners is through Jesus Christ alone, nor is there any … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Ministry, Preaching

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