Free Live Webcast – 6 Ps for Pastors to Pray for Every Day

Being a pastor (even during non-COVID times) is a stressful calling. 90% of pastors report working 55-70 hours a week. 50% of pastors feel inadequate to meet the demands of the job. 75% of pastors feel extremely or highly stressed. 70% of pastors say they are grossly underpaid. 91% of pastors say they have experienced some sort of burnout in … Read More


Sandra OlivieriLeadership, Ministry, Stress Management

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Saving Time: Why and What You Should Automate

Some people may object that it takes too much work to automate. After all, you will need to educate yourself on automation services. You will have to enter all of your information and preferences before automation can begin. But for renegade pastors automation isn’t a luxury–it’s a necessity. The benefits of automation far outweigh the initial effort it takes to … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management

Free Live Webcast – 6 Secrets for Leading Through and Beyond Covid

This Thursday you’re invited to join me on a brand new webinar just for Senior Pastors. I’m limiting spots to just the first 100 though — so I encourage you to go ahead and save yours now. This free Zoom training will focus on equipping you to lead during what I consider a dangerous time. The next few months of … Read More


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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


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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

Get a FREE digital copy of my Healthy Renegade Pastor book

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


Sandra OlivieriBooks, Health, Leadership, Ministry, Stress Management

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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


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management