Happy 88th birthday Dr. Elmer Towns – Free Article Collection!

If you haven’t yet met Dr. Elmer Towns, I’d like to introduce you to one of my mentors who is celebrating 88 years young today!  Dr. Towns is a spiritual giant who you’ll also find to be a great encourager to pastors. He is someone I have studied and looked up to since day one when I went into ministry. An expert in … Read More


Sandra OlivieriBooks, Church Growth, Leadership, Ministry

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Effective Leadership Power Sale: Equip Yourself During These Challenging Times

Challenging times like these call for next-level leadership. And it seems like now — perhaps more than ever before — we’re being tested as church leaders. Since it’s more critical than ever that we equip ourselves as top leaders, I want to help you “POWER UP” this week and add to your pastoral leadership toolbox. So I’ve pulled together all of my best leadership resources — all in one … Read More


Sandra OlivieriLeadership, Ministry, Strategy, Stress Management, Uncategorized

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McGavran Monday: A Universal Truth

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “A Church Growth principle is a universal truth which, when properly interpreted and applied, contributes significantly to the growth of  churches and denominations. It is a truth of God which leads his church to spread his Good News, plant church after church, and increase his Body.” … Read More


Nelson SearcyBooks, Church Growth, Leadership

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8 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump – and Increase Your Stewardship – Part 1

Summer is fast approaching and you have two options in your approach – plan in the summer or beg in the fall. The prevailing myth is that you can’t avoid the so-called “summer slump.” But I challenge you today – be careful about buying into those average ways of thinking. You CAN flatten that summer dip – and make sure … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Church Systems, Stewardship

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Secrets & Strategies from the Ten Most Influential Churches

My mentor, Dr. Elmer Towns has a challenge for you – to become an influential pastor.  So where do you start, and just what does that mean, to be truly influential in ministry? Well, shaping the future starts with an understanding of the past.  I have the privilege of introducing you to someone who has been an eyewitness to key events in church history from … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership

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$14 Weekend Sale – Prepare Now to Grow in 2015

Hard to believe it’s almost the end of the year already! I like to carve out some time each year (in between Christmas services, family activities, school programs, etc.) to intentionally put together a plan for how I will keep growing over the next 12 months. And since growing churches are led by growing leaders (and I want your church … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Ministry

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Jump Start Your Evangelism Through Effective Marketing – NEW Event!

If you’ve posted a welcome sign, created a church bulletin or sent any kind of email – you have engaged in marketing. But as you’ve probably guessed, effective marketing is so much more. Once understood and applied, marketing can mean the difference between filling your church to share the Gospel – and speaking to a half-empty room. As the media space … Read More


Nelson SearcyMisc

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Last Chance – HALF OFF Why People Leave Your Church

I’ve got a question for you. One you’ve probably asked yourself a few times since Sunday: Who was missing from your Sunday services this past Labor Day Weekend?  Every week we see people attend our services but then miss a Sunday and then before you know it you’re asking yourself “Where have they been?” It’s an issue that weighs heavily on … Read More


Nelson SearcyGrowth Barriers

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6 Reasons Why People Leave Your Church (Half Off Labor Day Sale)

This Sunday you will probably face an issue that weighs heavily on all us as pastors – empty chairs and the frustration of seeing people who were there last week not return this week. It hurts to even talk about someone leaving the church we lead. When it happens, we don’t know what to do and what to not do. … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership

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Join me in Nashville for first RPU – Super Early Bird Ends Friday!

I want to invite you to come back to seminary with me . . . not for three years, but just for three days.  Join me in Nashville next month for a BRAND NEW unique training event – the first-ever Renegade Pastors U. This is your opportunity to hear from the foremost experts in church growth, church leadership and church health, all … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership

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