Break the Summer Giving Slump with a Mid Year Giving Statement (plus a free download of my letter)

If you’ve listened to my Stewardship Seminar then you know that I’m a fan of quarterly giving statements. The IRS only requires that you send “Giving Statements” once a year (in January) to everyone who has given financially to your church but I recommend you do it four times a year. Even if you can’t send giving statements four times … Read More

Nelson SearcyStewardship

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Executive Pastor Coaching – Last Call for Applications

This Thursday, Kerrick Thomas, The Journey’s Executive Pastor, will be starting an 8-month Executive Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.  I worked with him to design the network, which will tackle the 8 unique challenges for an Executive Pastor (they include, the systems challenge; the staffing challenge; the senior pastor challenge, etc.). This is a great opportunity for Executive Pastors or those who … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Systems - General, Leadership

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Monday Proflections July 7, 2008

I’m looking forward to the upcoming week. Here’s what’s happening with me and Church Leader Insights plus a free resource that may be of interest to you: Monday – I’ll be in the office all day for the usual round of meetings. One of the highlights for me is the Sunday debrief. Here’s a free podcast that Jason and I … Read More

Nelson SearcyMisc, Uncategorized

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Your True Identity – Romans 12:3

“As God’s messenger, I give each of you this warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you.” — Romans 12:3 Today I’m teaching a message on ‘seeing yourself as God sees you.’ I’m continuing our God on Film series with “Hancock: Discovering My True Identity.” I’ll be teaching live … Read More

Nelson SearcyWorship Planning

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Words that Work – Part 1 of 4

Today I’m starting a four part communication series on lessons I have learned from the book WORDS THAT WORK by Frank Luntz. Although this book is about two years old (a revised updated paperback version is scheduled for release next month), it’s one of the best I’ve read on the topic of communication. While it focuses on political and corporate … Read More

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Monday Proflections – June 30, 2008

It’s the week of July 4th and a vacation time for many people. I’m even taking a few days later in the week so it’s a pretty relaxed week, but here’s what’s going on that may be of interest to you: Monday – In our various staff meetings today, we are continuing our discussion of ‘how to wow’ – I … Read More

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