Black Friday Sale: Save BIG on New Package Deals & Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving has come and gone — but today you have access to more than just leftovers! Take advantage of our biggest sale of the year with Black Friday savings on 16 powerful resources and package deals — up to 94% OFF! BLACK FRIDAY SALE INCLUDES 6 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PACKAGE DEALS FOR ALL YOUR MINISTRY CHALLENGES! Between now and the end of the … Read More


Sandra OlivieriChurch Growth, Church Systems, Evangelism, Leadership, Ministry, Preaching, Stewardship, Strategy, Worship Planning

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Bad Meeting Blues: The Signs You’re Leading a Bad Meeting

While meetings may not be particularly fun, they are a necessary part of life in any organization. People don’t like meetings largely because most of them are run so badly. The following are some telltale signs of a bad meeting: They start late. When you start a meeting late, you send the signal that the meeting isn’t important and neither is … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Worship Planning

Starts Tomorrow: New 2021 Preaching Calendar Online Training

Space is filling up quickly for my ALL NEW Planning Your 2021 Preaching Calendar – Online Training. Don’t delay — I have a limited number of spots available at each of the 4 available times, tomorrow and Thursday. I don’t want you to miss out on this essential training that will have an exponential impact on all of 2021! When … Read More


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Register Now for New 2021 Preaching Calendar Online Training

You’re invited to sign up now for the most anticipated training event I do all year — one that will literally save you hours in 2021. I’m opening registration now for my Planning Your 2021 Preaching Calendar – Online Training. This would normally be a closed training just for my current coaching members, but because this planning process is so critical … Read More


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Worship: Why What We Sing Matters

What does worship have to do with following Christ? Everything. When God wired the human brain, He did some amazing things. Studies have shown a significant connection between music and memory. Doctors are learning more every day about the ways our brain engages when we sing or listen to music. We already know this. It’s why we teach our children … Read More


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How Martin Luther Changed the Way We Worship

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jason Hatley, Senior Pastor of The Journey Church in Boca Raton. Before his appointment to Senior Pastor, Jason served as the Worship Leader at The Journey in NYC and then at The Journey in Boca. Jason is also my co-author on Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services and Revolve: A New … Read More


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Martin Luther on the Gift of Music

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” – Martin Luther


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Keys to Worship Planning: 4 Questions for Better Services

  “Here’s something that may surprise you: your service doesn’t end when your people are dismissed. The book isn’t closed on any Sunday service until you have debriefed it with  your team. There are four questions you should ask in your in your debriefing meeting each week. These questions – which will allow for open and honest feedback – will … Read More


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Keys to Worship Planning: Take Notes

  “Sunday evaluation is critical. Sunday is game day. It’s the day that needs the most attention. Train yourself, your pastor/worship pastor, and any key staff members to take notes when something stands out both during and immediately following the service.”               – Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley The above quote is from p. 166 … Read More


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Keys to Worship Planning: Excellence Through Evaluation

  “The only way your service is going to be better next week is if you evaluate what happened this week. There is no excellence without evaluation.”                – Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley The above quote is from p. 165 of Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services. Engage is your step-by-step, stress-free … Read More


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