Free Live Webcast – 6 Differences Between Average Pastors and Renegade Pastors

You’re invited to sign up now for a brand new FREE Zoom training this Tuesday where you’ll discover 6 quick ways to overcome the pull of “average” — and pastor with a healthier, more impactful approach to ministry. It’s a 60-minute training that is timely to meet today’s challenges!  I suggest you reserve your seat ASAP — space is limited to just … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Systems, Health, Leadership, Ministry, Strategy

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How Are You Sleeping? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Even when you understand the importance of prioritizing sleep, gauging whether we are getting enough can still be difficult. We are so conditioned to get by on too little sleep that we are not always the best judges of whether our needs are being met. To begin determining if you are getting enough sleep, ask yourself these questions: How much … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

God Sets Leaders Apart

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” —Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

Dr. Michael Green On Connecting With People

“Evangelism is never proclamation in a vacuum, but always to people, and the message must be given in terms that make sense to them.”  – Dr. Michael Green (August 20, 1930 – February 6, 2018) was widely influential as an author, evangelism scholar and defender of the Christian faith. Green’s humorous, engaging style of writing and speaking made him highly … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Staying Organized: The Cost of a Cluttered Desk

The desk struggle is real for pastors. It doesn’t take long for it to get out of control. You may have even resigned yourself to the fact that you will always have a cluttered desk. It’s just a part of the job, right? Wrong. Average pastors may consider a cluttered desk to be a necessary evil–but not so with renegade … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Knowing How to Fight: One Day at a Time

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” –Matthew 6:34 In this verse, Jesus encourages His followers not to worry about the future. He says, “Each day has enough trouble of its own.” In other words, you can fight against stress and frustrations only one day at a time. Tomorrow … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Green on the Task of Evangelism

“Unless there is a transformation of contemporary church life so that once again the task of evangelism is something which is seen as incumbent on every baptized Christian, and is backed up by a quality of living which outshines the best that unbelief can muster, we are unlikely to make much headway through techniques of evangelism.”  – Dr. Michael Green … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

The Essence of Faith for Pastors Too: Keep a Positive Outlook

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. As pastors, we can’t allow negative, anxious thoughts to overwhelm us–at least not for long. After all, we serve a big, amazing God who is greater than all our troubles. When we focus on everything that’s wrong around us, we can become defeated. But … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership