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 SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Wagner on Thinking Big for Conversion

“If individuals can be born again, why can’t cities, made up of many individuals, be born again?” – C. Peter Wagner, theologian, missionary, writer, teacher, and church growth specialist

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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

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Notoriously Late? Here’s How to Develop a 10-Minutes-Early Habit

Leaders who are consistently late are viewed as weaker and less effective. So being on time should be the standard for every renegade pastor. But we would encourage you to take it a step further and make it your practice to be ten minutes early everywhere you go. Adopting this habit is surprisingly easy. With some simple changes to your … Read More

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Leaders Keep Doing Good

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” –Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Preaching

Let It Go: How to Decompress After a Stressful Day

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 to decompress during each day: Alternate between high-stress and low-stress activities. Whenever possible, schedule activities you … Read More

Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Uncategorized

Shepherd Your Flock: How to Grow Disciples Through Stewardship

A giving challenge is an ideal way to get hesitant members to commit to giving for a specified period of time and to re-engage those who may have fallen off. The best way to introduce a giving challenge is to tie it in with one of your messages or testimonies on stewardship. Turn your people’s attention to the idea of … Read More

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Calvin on God’s Infinite Goodness

“However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.” — John Calvin (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects … Read More

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