Leaders Receive the Crown of Life

“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” — James 1:12 (NLT)


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McGavran on the Christian Mission

“Christian mission is bringing people to repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as Savior, belong to His Body the Church, do as He commands, go out and spread the Good News, and multiply churches.“ – 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 … Read More


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Isaiah 41:10, the most popular Bible verse of 2018

Today’s guest post comes to us from evangelicalfocus.com.  The verse reads, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”, which is what the Lord told him when they enter into the promised land, and … Read More


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Small Steps to The New You: Preorder Now

Just in time for the New Year — discover how you can live up to your full God-given potential in 2019 with Nelson Searcy’s brand new health & wellness book, The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness. And by pre-ordering today (the book will be available Jan. 1), you will also get access to over … Read More


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30 Seconds That Can Transform Your Evangelism

Today’s guest post comes to us from Megan LeBlanc for churchsource.com. Will there be roadblocks when we begin naturally sharing our faith with nonbelievers? Of course! I can tell you this: if you love people and spend time listening for the leading of the Holy Spirit, you will find your way. As you seek the Lord’s leading in your relationships … Read More


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Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

On behalf of Nelson, his family and our entire team, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for being a part of the Church Leader Insights family. We are grateful to be part of your ministry and look forward to serving you for many years in the future. We will all be celebrating Christmas in … Read More


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Managing Stress Monday: Let It Go

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. If we don’t develop the habit of decompressing after every stressful day, and even during each day, we will carry that stress with us everywhere. And the effects will devastate our ministries and our family lives. In order to decompress effectively, take these opportunities … Read More


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A Reminder of Unfailing Love

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” —John 1:14 (NLT)


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McGavran on Church-Growth Evangelism

“Many good programs of evangelism exist. Church-growth evangelism’s merit is that it focuses attention on methods and aims which intend the growth of churches.” – 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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4 Characteristics of Biblical Evangelism

Today’s guest post comes to us from Doug Powe for churchleadership.com. Many churches struggle with evangelism. For some, evangelism is an important objective, but the methods of pursuing it are vague or ineffective. For others, the term itself is uncomfortable, bringing to mind doctrinally rigid or manipulative ways of leading people to faith. Focusing on the characteristics of biblical evangelism … Read More


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