Free Live Webcast – 6 Ps for Pastors to Pray for Every Day

Being a pastor (even during non-COVID times) is a stressful calling. 90% of pastors report working 55-70 hours a week. 50% of pastors feel inadequate to meet the demands of the job. 75% of pastors feel extremely or highly stressed. 70% of pastors say they are grossly underpaid. 91% of pastors say they have experienced some sort of burnout in … Read More

Sandra OlivieriLeadership, Ministry, Stress Management

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Manage Your Emotions: How to Focus on the Positive

When bad circumstances threaten to steal your joy, shift your attention to the good in your life. Celebrate what God is doing around you. Focus on what is positive rather than what is negative. There is proven power in choosing to be optimistic. The story you tell yourself about the events in your life goes a long way toward creating … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Two Easy Ways to Get More Sleep

Sometimes it is hard to put down what we are doing and turn out the light. We are all guilty of what sleep scientists call bedtime procrastination. That is, we don’t go to bed when we know we should because there is always one more thing to do—one more email to send, one more chapter to read, one more episode … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Leaders Are Not Afraid

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” –Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

How to Defeat Bitterness with Humility and God’s Strength

During one of the most emotionally difficult periods of my life, I (Nelson) was facing some circumstances that had me completely on the defensive. I felt as if I was being attacked from all sides and wanted nothing more than to give up and run. During that time, God kept bringing this passage to my mind: In my distress I … Read More

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Don’t Waste Energy Worrying: How to Fight One Day at a Time

Matthew 6:34 states, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” 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. … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Launch

Carey’s Missionary Motto

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” – William Carey, “Father of Modern Missions”, Particular Baptist minister, and founder of Serampore College in India August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834

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Eat the Frog: How to Tackle Your Least-Favorite Tasks

Frogs. They’re everywhere. As a matter of fact, I’m sure frogs interrupt your day every day. A frog is a big, ugly task—one you would rather not have to face. So you let it sit there on your desk, staring you down. Occasionally it ribbits, waiting for you to do something. It hops up and down to get your attention. … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership