McIntosh on How to Have a Healthy Church

“Healthy churches are constant in prayer. Consider the apostle Paul’s words to the Christians at Ephesus: ‘For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.’ (Eph. 1:15-16 ESV)” – Dr. Gary L. McIntosh, internationally … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

The Way God Works

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. You can see something good come out of stressful situations. We don’t want to come across as preachers here (even though we are). But it might be helpful to remind ourselves that God is in the business of bringing good out of even the … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Reflecting Jesus’s Hospitality

“Understanding the importance of assimilation may require you to change the way you think about service. God has not only given us the responsibility of being hospitable to his guests, but he has also given us the perfect example of how to go about it. Jesus came to this earth to serve, not to be served. Throughout the New Testament, … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Wimber on Reaching the Lost

“If you want to reach the lost, get outside the walls of the Church. Evangelism is at its best when everyday Christians take the risk to share their story, as well as His.” – John Wimber, American pastor and driving force of the Vineyard movement

Nelson SearcyLeadership

Renegade Pastor Tip: Allow God to Direct Your Time

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. Can you imagine how effective you could become if you allowed God to direct your time? According to James, if you need wisdom about something, all you need to do is ask God, and He will give it to you (see Jas. 1:5). … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

$25 Sale Ends Today: Time Management Secrets for Busy Pastors

These days the demands on our time — and the pressure that comes with it — seem to be growing every day. Especially since the pandemic, can you remember the last time… You didn’t miss a day off or a vacation because you weren’t caught up, or “just couldn’t get away”? You left work for the day feeling good about what you’ve finished (and … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Systems, Leadership, Ministry

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Managing Stress Monday: The Benefits of Praise

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. Life comes at us like a hurricane sometimes, and it’s difficult to remember the very things that will help us most. If you find that you are in this position, and you need to make praise a bigger part of your life, then simply … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Leaders Teach the Word

“Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.” — Hebrews 13:7 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching