Unchurched America: Half see no value in church

Today’s guest post comes to us from Cath Martin, writer for Christian Today. Cath presents some of the latest research findings on the unchurched by the Barna group. New research by the Barna group paints an interesting picture of those who are aware of the church and even think positively of the Christian faith, but who, for whatever reason, feel … Read More


Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Growth Barriers

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Top 3 Growth Barriers – LIVE Workshop!

Big news: I’m heading out to the West Coast in 28 days . . . I’m excited to be leading a special Southern California event – the FREE Breaking the Top 3 Growth Barriers Workshop! I’d like to invite you to attend this FREE half-day event on Thursday, Dec. 4th in Orange County (Irvine, to be exact). Did I mention it’s … Read More


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12 Lessons I’ve Learned About Church Growth

Today’s guest post comes from Rick Langford, Pastor at Landmark Worship Center in Lafayette, LA and long-time member of my Renegade Pastors Network. Rick shares a few secrets to church growth that he has picked up from years in ministry. It’s a solid list – read on!   I have been privileged to serve as pastor of three churches. 28 years as a Senior Pastor will teach you … Read More


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The Best Leaders are Insatiable Learners

Today’s guest post about leadership and personal renewal comes to us from Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company magazine and author of Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself.  Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most … Read More


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The Truth About Stress and Ministry

Sunday does come around with amazing regularity, doesn’t it? As a pastor, you face a never-ending to-do list: There is always going to be somebody else to reach for Christ. There is always going to be somebody else to disciple in Christ. There is always going to be another budget issue. There is always going to be another meeting. There … Read More


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Call Out Your Congregation – Let’s Do a Tithe Challenge

By now someone in your church has been called out to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. But what if you could challenge your congregation spiritually? While it doesn’t involve dumping icy cold water on people, it does require your church to get out of their comfort zone and further impact the Kingdom. Challenge your people to tithe – just for 90 days … Read More


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Senior Pastor Success Story – July’s Renegade Pastor of the Month

A Renegade Pastor is someone who has abandoned average in favor of excellence. He is a rebel with a purpose – someone who rises up against resistance, mediocrity and conformity. And he is a hard worker, but knows how to work efficiently and manage his time for maximum benefit. Today we’re celebrating our Renegade Pastors – with special accolades to … Read More


Nelson SearcyCoaching, Leadership

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Make This Your BEST Year of Ministry – my FINAL Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins in 2 days!

This is the week I’ve been preparing for and looking forward to for months!  My FINAL Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins THIS THURSDAY (February 28) and I’m pumped about the great group of Senior Pastors who are already signed up. I just want to give you a heads-up – there’s room for a few more Senior Pastors like you, but you must Apply … Read More


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Jump-Start Your Church’s Growth Like this Pastor (NEW Coaching Network Starts in One Week)

I can’t tell you how excited I am about my FINAL 12-month Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network that begins ONE WEEK FROM TODAY (Thursday, February 28)! There’s still room for a few more pastors like you, who are committed to leading their churches to reach more people and make more disciples (click here to read more and apply now). I’m retiring … Read More


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