The Voice in Your Head: Replacing Old Thinking With New

Psychologists tell us that we can’t just get rid of a bad habit, including a negative thought pattern. We have to fill the vacated space with something new. Otherwise, our well-intentioned change won’t last; we will revert back to comfortable habits and well-worn patterns. So as you begin eliminating thoughts that don’t benefit you, you have to immediately replace those … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management

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Does your health and wellness keep getting pushed further and further down the priority list? These days, when time seems short and stressful demands are growing, it may seem easiest to push your health needs to the bottom of the list — but doing this can eventually catch up with you! So I want to make it easier for you … Read More


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Bill Bright on Exercising Your Faith Muscles

“I had to learn how to trust the Lord. My faith muscles grew. Just like, you’re exercising your muscles and they may be sore for a while, but they become stronger with exercise.” — William R. “Bill” Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) was an American evangelist and Christian leader. His influence spanned the last half of the … Read More


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8 Steps to Getting Out of Debt

Today’s guest post comes to us from Rick Warren for Pastors.com. It’s impossible to estimate the kind of good the church could do for the world if every believer was financially healthy and spiritually mature in the area of generosity. The problem is, the church is hurting in this area–badly. I believe we, as church leaders, often underestimate the amount … Read More


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Managing Your Time (Part 3 of 3)

In the final part of this three-part blog series, I’d like to share the second practice that will be an essential component to managing your time well. Don’t Start Your Day Until You’ve Planned Your Day You may have heard the old axiom “Plan your work, then work your plan.” The wisdom in that saying is right on point. The most productive … Read More


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Managing Your Time (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, we started the conversation on time management in part one of this blog series. I’ve noticed that the average pastor lets urgent matters and other people’s agendas eat away hours of his or her time. Since the greatest ministries require the greatest time management, it’s time to embrace learning to manage your time well. Here are a couple practices … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management

Managing Your Time (Part 1 of 3)

Average pastors take a passive approach to time. They let urgent matters and other people’s agendas eat away hours rather than directing the current themselves. Outstanding pastors, on the other hand, choose to honor God by intentionally making the most of every hour and every day. What type of manager are you? The greatest ministries require the greatest time management. If … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry, Stress Management