McGavran’s Positive View of Missions

“We stand in the sunrise of missions.” – Donald McGavran, father of the Church Growth Movement, missionary to India and China, one of the premier missiologists of the twentieth century December 15, 1897 – July 10, 1990

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How to Use Hedges to Protect Your Marriage from Sexual Temptation

While sexual temptation is a hot topic for almost everyone, pastors are under particular attack in this area–and fall victim to the attack way too often. You don’t have to look far to find example after example of major ministries that have been obliterated by sexual indiscretion. You are probably aware of many less well-known examples of churches, reputations and … Read More

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The Power of Serving: 7 Ways to Change the World

I don’t usually read Forbes magazine, but I can’t keep myself from picking up the yearly edition in which the magazine announces its roll of billionaires. I like to check whether or not I made the list. I know this may surprise you, but I have never seen my name alongside Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Before I became a … Read More

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Leaders Learn to Delegate

“But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten.” — Exodus 18:21 (NLT)

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Ralph D. Winter On the Importance of Relevant Churches

“The church cannot grow within peoples where relevant churches do not exist.” — Ralph D. Winter, Unreached Peoples Missiologist (December 8, 1924 – May 20, 2009) Winter was a pioneer in the area of developing strategies to evangelize unreached people groups. He was a longtime professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and the founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission … Read More

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Your Relationship with Money: Generosity or Greed?

Life is too short and too important to live with the constant stress, anxiety, and worry that come from not honoring God with your finances. We will spend a lot more time in eternity than we will in this life. Consider Jesus’s words in Matthew 6:19-21: “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, … Read More

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Prayers of Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is inseparable from true prayer; it is almost essentially connected with it. One who always prays is ever giving praise, whether in ease or pain, both for prosperity and for the greatest adversity. He blesses God for all things, looks on them as coming from Him, and receives them for His sake- not choosing nor refusing, liking or disliking, anything, but only as it … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

Black Friday Sale: Save BIG on New Package Deals & Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving has come and gone — but today you have access to more than just leftovers! Take advantage of our biggest sale of the year with Black Friday savings on 16 powerful resources and package deals — up to 94% OFF! BLACK FRIDAY SALE INCLUDES 6 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PACKAGE DEALS FOR ALL YOUR MINISTRY CHALLENGES! Between now and the end of the … Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Searcys!

I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for you, for the ministry that God has called you to, and for the opportunity to serve you and your church. Hopefully, you’re preparing to spend a fun day with family and great food! Kelley, Alexander (now 14 years old and recently awarded his black belt … Read More

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