Full House, Powerful Talks – LIVE from the Renegade Pastors Conference

Here in Orlando, I’ve been honored to spend three days leading the Renegade Pastors Conference, with over 250 pastors from every area of the country and even outside the US. And what have we been focusing on? Ways to abandon average in life and ministry — from facing your fear of criticism head-on to taking time to replenish your own soul. Just some of the content … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Church Systems - General, Coaching, Leadership

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LIVE from Orlando – Best Tweets @ the Renegade Pastors Conference

I’m writing to you in the middle of our BIGGEST 3-day Renegade Pastors Conference yet! Over 250 pastors have descended upon sunny Walt Disney World, Orlando to join me and and all-star line-up of speakers, including Dr. Thom Rainer and Lance Witt. And a few have been tweeting live from the conference because in addition to the great sessions, this … Read More


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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


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Watch Your Tongue: Patheos Book Club Q&A

The Patheos Book Club has just featured my new book Tongue Pierced, which focuses on the power of language to transform your life. Read on for a preview of my discussion on the book.  I believe it was Mother Theresa, who said: “Words that do not increase the light of Christ, increase the darkness.” Would that be a good summary of … Read More


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2015 Preaching Calendar Webinar – 6 New Times!

In case you missed what is now my most highly attended webinar – “Planning Your 2015 Preaching Calendar” – you have another opportunity next week! Thanks to an overwhelming response, I have opened up 6 more sessions – but hurry, before these also fill up! The first one starts January 13th at 11 a.m Eastern.  And if you can’t make it, there are … Read More


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Billy Graham & Louis Zamperini – The Story Behind the Film Unbroken

This guest post written by Cathy Lynn Grossman explains just how much is left out of the new movie Unbroken, a film about WWII hero Louis Zamperini. The movie will be released on Christmas day. Two October evenings in 1949 brought together an alcoholic war hero and a fiery young evangelist. From then on, neither would be the same. The preaching in that rented … Read More


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Last Chance to get my Best Books of 2014 – FREE!

Time’s running out for you to get the Best Books of 2014 list FREE!  These are the “Best Books of 2014!” (with a couple of Honorable Mentions too) – out of 318 books that I read this year! And it’s FREE for you – TODAY only! Why this list? Because I know that leaders are readers – and I’m going to do everything I can to … Read More


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Video: Grant Wacker on Billy Graham’s Shaping of Modern America

I’m excited to share the video below with you featuring Grant Wacker, author and expert in American religion, delivering a moving presentation on Billy Graham. Wacker has a powerful book out on Graham entitled “America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation.” More on that below . . .   This year I’ve narrowed down over 318 books … Read More


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