Marriage is Still the Gold Standard of Family Stability

Today’s guest post comes to us from Kiley Crossland for Yet another research study published recently showed marriage was superior to cohabitation for providing family stability across the demographic spectrum. The study, “The Cohabitation-Go-Around: Cohabitation and Family Instability Across the Globe,” published by the Social Trends Institute and the Institute for Family Studies, found marriage provided significantly more stability … Read More

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The Challenge of Purity

Here are some startling statistics: A Barna study on “Porn and Pastors” revealed that 57% of pastors and 64% of youth pastors admit they have struggled with porn. And the majority who struggle say this has “significantly affected their ministry in a negative manner.” In counseling others and addressing this issue head on, we’ve found the only effective means of … Read More

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I’m Looking for a Great Ministry/Assimilation and Teaching Pastor @ The Journey Church NYC

The Journey is looking for a new Pastor of Ministry/Assimilation & Teaching Pastor at our New York City campus.  If you are interested or know someone who fits this description or is wrestling with a call to NYC – then read the description below and send your resume, cover letter and answers to the questions to kt1<at>  Pastor of Ministry/Assimilation … Read More

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Happy New Year!

My hope and prayer for you in 2017 is that you will make the most of every gift and opportunity that God gives you – in your walk with Christ, in your family, and in your church. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for each of us and our churches as we seek to expand His … Read More

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Merry Christmas from Nelson and the CLI Elves!

OK, our graphic designer, Joey, had a bit of fun with this one – ha! Hope this brings a smile to your face as the team and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I am grateful to be part of your ministry and I look forward to serving you for many years in the future. As … Read More

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Part Time Positions Available for Pastors

Are you interested in serving the members of Nelson Searcy’s coaching network while still serving as pastor of your local church? If so, then a part-time position with Church Leader Insights may be right for you! As a part-time member of the team you would make calls from your home to encourage, pray for and assist pastors in Nelson’s various … Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m wrapping up a few things this morning, but I wanted to take a quick break to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for you, for the ministry that God has called you to, and for the opportunity to serve you and your church. Hopefully you’re preparing to spend a great day with family and … Read More

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10 Public Speaking Tips from Charles Spurgeon

Today’s guest post comes to us from Christian George for The Spurgeon Center. How did the “Prince of Preachers” master the art of public speaking? Here are ten tips from Spurgeon’s lecture “On the Voice” (Lectures to My Students 11:117-135). 1. Posture Up! “Do not speak with your hands in your waistcoat pockets so as to contract your lungs, but … Read More

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George Whitefield on How to Live

  “O live and spend your time now, as you will wish to have done, when you come to die.” – George Whitefield

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