Praise: The Neglected Weapon Against Stress

At first, praise may not sound like a powerful way to overcome stress. We believe there are at least a couple reasons why we don’t think of praise as an effective strategy against ministry stress. The first is simply that as pastors, we are usually people of action. We want to be doing something. It’s easy for us to fail … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Leaders Remember Their Teachers

“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 SearcyMinistry

Roy Fish on Speaking About the Gospel

“You cannot serve Jesus with a zipped lip.” — Roy Fish (February 7, 1930 – September 10, 2012) was an American preacher who is best known as a longtime professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas. He was known for his passion for personal evangelism, and for inspiring thousands of students to tell others … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Join Me for a 10-day Spiritual Retreat in the Holy Land

One of the key elements of a pastor’s personal growth plan each year is some time away to refresh and focus your own spiritual growth. But no matter how many spiritual retreats you’ve been on during your ministry, nothing compares to a trip to the Holy Land. If you’ve ever wanted to walk where Jesus walked, see an empty tomb … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Denying Self is Key to Serving Christ, Churchgoers Say, by Baptist Press News

A majority of Protestant churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and most try to avoid situations that might lead to immoral thoughts or actions, according to a new study released August 8. The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from LifeWay Research found two-thirds (66 percent) of Protestant churchgoers agree with the statement: “A … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Let’s Talk Stress: Gaining Another Perspective

In my coaching networks, I talk about the value of G — A — P. That stands for Gain Another Perspective. It is one of the most important reasons why we need people who are close to us and can speak wisdom into our lives. A close friend can see things in our lives and circumstances that may be hidden … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

The 7 Commitments of a Renegade Pastor

Your life is shaped by the commitments you choose to make. As you refine your commitments, you shape the contours of your future. When it comes to abandoning average and beginning to live the no-holds-barred life of a renegade, there are seven essential commitments you must make in order to put and keep yourself on the right path. Here is … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

What is the Generosity Ladder?

If you’ve ever changed a light bulb or painted a house, you know that a ladder is simply a tool to get you from your current level to a higher plane. Things that are out of reach before we step onto a ladder are easily in our grasp after we climb to the top. The generosity ladder, like any ladder, … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Get a Grip: Managing Your Emotional Health

Emotional health isn’t quite as easy to pin down as physical health. There are no numbers to measure just how emotionally fit you are. Psychologists define emotional health as overall psychological well-being. It is a combination of the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relationships, and your ability to manage your feelings and deal with difficulty. People … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry

Leaders Safeguard God’s People

“So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.”  –Acts 20:28 (NLT)


Nelson SearcyMinistry