Two Time Management Tips for Pastors

This is Kerrick Thomas – and for the last 12 years I’ve served alongside of Nelson Searcy as Executive Pastor of The Journey Church. I’m guest blogging today and would like to talk to you about time management. Time is the Pastor’s most precious commodity . . . because your time is an unrenewable resource. Your time is your life … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management

Reinventing the All Staff Meeting

This is Kerrick Thomas – and for the last 12 years I’ve served alongside of Nelson Searcy as Executive Pastor of The Journey Church. I’m guest blogging today and would like to talk to you about the power of the All Staff Meeting. Every week in churches across America, staff members sludge off into the weekly staff meeting, dreading the monotony … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Strategy, Stress Management

Ways to Respond in Times of Crisis

Today’s guest post comes to us from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. We’re all human. So it makes sense that our hearts often hurt for people impacted by tragedies here and abroad—tragedies that can leave us feeling helpless. What can we do in response to the violence and destruction around us? Pray Deeply “Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon.” —Billy … Read More


Nelson SearcyMisc, Stress Management

LAST CHANCE – Quick Survey Plus FREE E-book on Recruiting Volunteers!

Did you miss it? I’ve been doing a survey on volunteer challenges and I’d like to get your feedback. It’s a brief 45-second survey – www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/volunteersurvey As a thank you, I’ll send you my brand new E-Book on recruiting volunteers: EIGHT BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS: Miss Any of These and You’ll Always Lack Volunteers ($29.95 Value, yours FREE). … Read More


Nelson SearcyBooks, Ministry, Stress Management

From one pastor to another…

Kerrick Thomas is a pastor and friend of mine who has learned first-hand how to manage personal crisis and church leadership. Over the last year, he has experienced crisis in his own life: The tragic loss of his mom in a fire . . . then less than a week later his wife having reconstructive surgery on her ankle that left … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Stress Management

Summer Sale – HALF OFF All 8 Healthy Church Systems Seminars!

Why do some churches grow and others don’t?  I often get asked this from pastors, with the follow-up question, “So, what’s their secret?”  As if there’s something those pastors know that others don’t. After coaching over 2,100 pastors in all denominations, I have a very clear answer on this – there IS a System. Eight of them to be exact. And they … Read More


Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Church Systems, Growth Barriers, Leadership, Stress Management