31 Questions to Ask for a More Christ-Centered 2018

Today’s guest post comes to us from Don Whitney for Southern Equip. Don is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary. Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives. It’s so easy to bump along from one busy week to another without … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Last Chance: Planning Your 2018 Preaching Calendar Webinar

Save yourself HOURS and set up your preaching plan for the New Year: starting tomorrow you can attend one of the final six sessions of my all-new Planning Your 2018 Preaching Calendar webinar. This has been our most popular webinar — I didn’t want you to miss the training that has helped so many other senior pastors! This webinar is … Read More

Nelson SearcyPreaching, Strategy

Sunday Scripture: Biblical Qualifications for Church Leadership

“This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be a church leader, he desires an honorable position.” So a church leader must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

John Broadus on Interpreting the Bible

“Be willing to let the Scripture mean what it wants to mean.” – John Albert Broadus, dubbed “the world’s greatest living preacher” by Charles Spurgeon

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Fusion Fridays: From Crowd to Congregation

“I fully believe that when new people visit your church and establish themselves as part of the crowd, you are embarking on a journey with those people. If you commit to guiding them across the bridge of assimilation, you are giving them the best opportunity to respond to God and give their lives to Jesus. Once they sincerely profess their … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Books

Limit Animal Protein (Thursdays are for Health)

“A hundred years ago, meat was more of a treat than a staple. Sunday dinner was special because it was usually the only meal of the week where meat was served. These days, however, we’ve come to believe that a meal isn’t complete unless it includes meat. This is problematic. Thanks to the saturated fat that is synonymous with animal … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks, Health

Follow Your Lord (Part 3 of 3)

In today’s conclusion of this three-part blog series, I’ll share why the tradition of putting others first has the potential to cause very real trouble. You have always been taught that the Christian thing to do is to put others before yourself. But while that expectation sounds pious in theory, it’s actually a recipe for disaster. In working with countless pastors and … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry

The Spiritual Side to Fitness: Why Are So Many Christians Unhealthy?

Today’s guest post comes to us from a long-time member of my Titanium Coaching Network, Kent Wilson. Kent is an ordained Lutheran minister who now serves as an assistant to a bishop after 26 years in parish ministry. On the fitness side, Kent is a certified Functional Aging Specialist and developed his own workout system available at www.9Minutes2Fit.com. As a pastor who … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Stress Management

John Broadus on Preaching

“Brethren, we must preach the doctrines; we must emphasize the doctrines; we must go back to the doctrines. I fear that the new generation does not know the doctrines as our fathers knew them.” – John Albert Broadus, dubbed “the world’s greatest living preacher” by Charles Spurgeon

Nelson SearcyPreaching