How to Respond to Criticism – Seven Great Questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions I get from Pastors deal with handling criticism. It comes up in coaching networks, at live events and in simple conversations – so I’m always looking for how other people deal with critical words. Recently I read this article from my friend and Coaching Alum Hal Seed, where he suggests seven questions to … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership

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How to Reap the Fruit of Your Vacation Bible School

Most of you long-time readers know that I am a contrarian when it comes to summer.  I happen to believe that summer is a great time to grow your church. And one of the best things about summer-time is that it offers you opportunities that aren’t available during the rest of the year. One great example of a “summer-only” outreach … Read More

Nelson SearcyEvangelism

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How to “LINE-UP” to Make Newcomers Feel Welcome

Welcoming new people to your church is one of the pillars of a solid Assimilation System (not to mention a demonstration of Christian hospitality). But whether we like it or not, many of the people greeting newcomers at our churches aren’t sure how to make others feel welcome. First impressions are so important that I recommend having a brief training … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation

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