Determining Your Strategic Focus Areas for 2016

In 2016, you’ll be doing hundreds of things, maybe even thousands, that will pull at you over the next year. You have your major responsibilities, like preaching and leading your staff, but you’ll also often be called to do the unexpected and wrestle with demands from your family and home life. But we can’t do hundreds of things well, can we? Even Jesus … Read More

Nelson SearcyStrategy

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6 Strangleholds with a Death Grip on Your Ministry

Today’s guest post was written by Mark Powell, Pastor of Communities at Canyon Ridge Christian Church and founder of His consulting and coaching services focus on the health of small groups ministry. Are you currently wrestling with any of the strangleholds he presents below? You know that “your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently … Read More

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What can Genghis Khan teach you about church growth?

You may be surprised to discover just how many strategic concepts that you can extract from business, philosophy, history, and even straight out of The Bible. For example, did you know…. Praying on “the balcony” is the best way to pray over your ministry? A single principle from a certain 14th century philosopher can help you increase efficiency in your church systems? There’s a Japanese concept – … Read More

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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 8 of 8

SYSTEM #8: THE STRATEGIC SYSTEM It’s hard to believe that we’ve worked our way to the last post in our weekly, Wednesday “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” series! If you have been taking this opportunity to spend some quality time with your systems over the last eight weeks, I trust that you are already seeing the effects. If you haven’t … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Systems - General, Strategy

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