The Most Frequent Burdens Pastors Face

Today’s guest post was written by Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. In my years of church consulting, I have spent hours talking to local church pastors. Much of the conversation revolves around church structure, vision, etc., but seldom does the conversation stay at that level. Pastors, it seems, long for … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Misc

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New Year’s Half Off Sale – Ends Friday!

As we wrap up this year today, I want you to kick-start 2015 with maximum energy and impact! My first resolution is to help you do exactly that by equipping you with the resources you need – so I’m giving you dozens of my most powerful training resources for up to 50% off in the BIG NEW YEAR’S HALF OFF SALE! There are over … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Church Growth, Church Systems, Evangelism, Launch, Leadership, Ministry, Preaching, Small Groups, Stewardship, Strategy, Worship Planning

$14 Weekend Sale – Prepare Now to Grow in 2015

Hard to believe it’s almost the end of the year already! I like to carve out some time each year (in between Christmas services, family activities, school programs, etc.) to intentionally put together a plan for how I will keep growing over the next 12 months. And since growing churches are led by growing leaders (and I want your church … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Ministry

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The Power of a Prayer Team

One of my great mentors is Dr. Elmer Towns (co-founder of Liberty University) and I’m excited to share with you some teachings from him on prayer, and practical ways to strengthen your spiritual life as a pastor. Today he’s talking to you about the importance of developing a prayer team for ministry. Today I want you to understand the power … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Stress Management

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FREE E-book: Double the Effectiveness of Your Preaching

Preaching is personal, right? I mean, we all wrestle with a little pride when it comes to our preaching skills and the impact they have each week.We adopt the “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” mindset when in reality we are ALL works in progress and have gaps and bad habits in our preaching that we’re often blind to. But if … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry, Preaching

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New Confidential Pastor Help Line (Write Down This Number)

Today’s post comes from Focus on the Family, a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. Recently, they’ve focused on helping pastors by providing biblically-based counsel through a toll-free pastor care line. “When people face a crisis, they immediately turn to their pastors for help. But when pastors are struggling themselves, many of them feel there’s nowhere to turn.” Kim Robinson, Focus … Read More

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Treat First-Time Guests with “Raving Fan” Service

A first-time guest wants to feel respected and welcomed. He wants to know that you are happy he’s there, and that you are serious about making sure he has a good experience. The way you, your team, and your regular attenders treat him and his family will tell him most of what he needs to know. Sadly, a large majority … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Church Systems - General, Coaching, Ministry, Strategy

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The Renegade Pastor – Abandon Average! New Hardcover Book – Just $1

As a leader you must continually position yourself for growth – the health of your ministry depends on it. And as a leader you bear full responsibility for that growth. Just like you can’t force the people in your church to grow, no one can force you. The choice to keep growing is yours – and yours alone. Attendance at … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks, Coaching, Leadership, Ministry, Preaching, Strategy, Worship Planning

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