What you need most at a time like this…($19 Leadership Skills)

$19 Leadership Skills

More than ever before, you’re being tested now as a church leader. Critical times like these call for next-level leadership. Challenging times like these are exactly when you need to focus on growing as a leader — to lead your church through this crisis and beyond. One of the best things you could be doing right now is to focus … Read More


Sandra OlivieriChurch Growth, Church Systems, Leadership, Uncategorized

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Donald McGavran on a Universal Truth

“A Church Growth principle is a universal truth which, when properly interpreted and applied, contributes significantly to the growth of churches and denominations. It is a truth of God which leads his church to spread his Good News, plant church after church, and increase his Body.” – Donald McGavran, father of the Church Growth Movement, missionary to India and China, one … Read More


Nelson SearcyUncategorized

New Systems Boot Camp – Little tweaks to 2X your results

You’re invited to join me at my most anticipated church growth training event of the year! This Summer is going to be better than ever — at the next Church Systems Check-up and Boot Camp, I’m going beyond the usual review and “what’s working now” improvements to the 8 systems of a healthy church.   This July, I’m gonna take each church … Read More


Nelson SearcyUncategorized

Structuring Your Small Groups: 4 Responsibilities

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  Creating a scalable growth structure—one that can grow as your church grows—is key to the success of groups. So before you can set your leadership goals, you need to make sure you … Read More


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Forming Your Small Groups: 7 Essential Questions

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  In order to begin forming the boundaries of a successful small group semester, it’s always smart to start with the end in mind.  How will you know when you have completed the … Read More


Nelson SearcyUncategorized

7 Advantages of Time-Bound Small Groups

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  Putting time boundaries on groups not only helps people grow, it also facilitates more eager sign-ups and takes the pressure off the system. Too often, in the Christian bubble we’ve created, we … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry, Uncategorized

Pride and the Preacher

Today’s guest post comes to us from Peter Mead for EvangelicalFocus.com. One of the greatest problems for preachers is pride. It is an insidious and relentless foe that will look to creep in at every stage of a life spent in ministry. What might we be proud about? Knowledge. The preacher is a public speaker who is seen as an … Read More


Nelson SearcyUncategorized

Managing Your Time for Higher Levels of Living (Part 1)

As your time goes, so goes your life. There’s no way to fulfill the purposes God has for you unless you steward your time wisely. You can’t create more of this limited commodity, but you can learn to utilize what you have been given in a way that propels you to a higher level of living. Pray, “God, what is … Read More


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