Effective Leadership Power Sale: Equip Yourself During These Challenging Times

Challenging times like these call for next-level leadership. And it seems like now — perhaps more than ever before — we’re being tested as church leaders. Since it’s more critical than ever that we equip ourselves as top leaders, I want to help you “POWER UP” this week and add to your pastoral leadership toolbox. So I’ve pulled together all of my best leadership resources — all in one … Read More

Sandra OlivieriLeadership, Ministry, Strategy, Stress Management, Uncategorized

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4 Helpful Tips for Effective Project Marking

Many tasks you tackle will be small enough to complete in a single sitting. But for those larger projects, you must always be able to track where you are. Marking where you left on a project is a relatively simple step you must take for your own sake and for that of your reputation, your staff, volunteers, and your church. … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Strategy

The Power of Systems to Grow Your Church

Think about the system you have for getting dressed in the morning. You don’t put on your deodorant until you get out of the shower. You drink your coffee before you brush your teeth. Right? There’s a system to the way you prepare yourself for the day that makes getting out of the house faster and easier. You also have … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Strategy

My top 10 best strategic tools to solve problems and reduce stress (just $49)

As pastors, we’re now being challenged in new ways, with new decisions to make on an almost-daily basis. As we’re hearing often (to put it mildly) these are “unprecedented” times. Tough times like these call for better strategic thinking — so you can make those wise decisions that will lead you and your church down the right path. We need to have … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Growth, Leadership, Strategy, Uncategorized

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Last Chance: Planning Your 2018 Preaching Calendar Webinar

Save yourself HOURS and set up your preaching plan for the New Year: starting tomorrow you can attend one of the final six sessions of my all-new Planning Your 2018 Preaching Calendar webinar. This has been our most popular webinar — I didn’t want you to miss the training that has helped so many other senior pastors! This webinar is … Read More

Nelson SearcyPreaching, Strategy

Effective Community Outreach – Part 2 of 2

In last week’s introduction to this two-part series, I defined Servant Evangelism as doing intentional acts of kindness with the express purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The fact is, when God’s people get involved in doing acts of kindness, there is a great power for the gospel to be shared. For two decades now I’ve been … Read More

Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Strategy

Effective Community Outreach, Part 1 of 2

Kindness can be a powerful tool, especially when it comes to reaching the unchurched. One of the most effective ways you can mobilize your people for community outreach is through Servant Evangelism. Let’s start with the formal definition: Servant evangelism is doing intentional acts of kindness with the express purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The fact … Read More

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Multiply Your Impact Strategically (Part 4 of 4)

For the conclusion of this four-part series on Advanced Strategic Concepts, I want to wrap things up with the below key related law. The Law of Spiritual Readiness: God will never give us more than we are prepared to receive. I’ve seen this happen many times over — Your level of preparation is directly linked to the number of people God … Read More

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Multiply Your Impact Strategically (Part 3 of 4)

Last week, in the second of this four-part series, I shared the first Advanced Strategic Concept, “Kaizen”.  (A strategic concept can be thought of as a “force multiplier” for church growth and health.) Advanced Strategic Concept #2: “Scenario Planning” Definition: Develop a written scenario action plan for the key potentialities that could impact your church or life. For example, you could … Read More

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Multiply Your Impact Strategically (Part 2 of 4)

In last week’s blog post, I introduced the idea of implementing strategic concepts, which is a short-hand way of thinking of bigger ideas. It’s a shortcut that doesn’t short-cut the results. There are at least 10 of these strategic concepts that I regularly refer to, but we’ll unpack just a couple of these in this series. Advanced Strategic Concept #1: “Kaizen” … Read More

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