New Webinar – Planning Your 2015 Preaching Calendar

Planning your preaching in advance can have a powerful impact on your ministry.  Seems like simple enough concept, right? But I see this first hand every week – and with hundreds of pastors I have coached. When implemented, a preaching calendar can multiply your impact exponentially and maximize every message, every worship service, every Big Day to be the very best … Read More


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Preaching Calendar Webinar – First Chance to Register!

A few weeks ago at The Journey, we had a two-day planning retreat with all of our teaching pastors and our worship pastors from our various campuses. At the end of the planning session, we walked away with a preaching calendar. Out of that two days, literally and somewhat surprisingly, we had all the titles for all our series next … Read More


Nelson SearcyPreaching, Strategy

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The Secret to Maximizing Your Time and Productivity

One thing I’ve learned over and over again is that time is our most limited commodity in this life. And how you manage it determines a lot about what you get done. I’ve shared before that I’m a long-term student of time management and I just re-read this quote: “The key to successful time management is doing the most important task … Read More


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The Key to Successful Time Management – A Saturday Quote

“The key to successful time management is doing the most important task first, and giving it your full concentration, to the exclusion of everything else.” – Alex MacKenzie P.S. If you feel like your time management skills have some room for improvement, check out “Time Management for Busy Pastors.”


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Q & A – Weekly Schedule

Q: I’m trying to get my leadership system in place and I need to rework how I set my weekly meetings up. Would you mind sharing how you guys do it at The Journey? A: Here’s an overview of our weekly meeting schedule: Monday: 10:30am -11:30am: Individual meetings with direct reports 11:30am-Noon: Location Service Debrief’s (R/W/M/C of services) Noon-2:00pm: Strategic … Read More


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Two Time Management Principles

One of my tele-coaching participants/pastors shared these two time management principles with me in a recent email: 1.  Always start the day with God. Just like tithing stretches money, time with God has an amazing way of stretching time! 2.  The next day principle. Whenever possible, get through your “to do” list, then do something you’d planned on doing the … Read More


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The Last Lecture – Time Management Bonus

If there’s anyone out there who understands the 34 Time Management Principles I lay out in my new resource it is Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer. Randy is a Carnegie Mellon Professor who delivered what he called ‘the last lecture‘ on Sept 18, 2007 and it has turned into a phenomena on YouTube and is now captured … Read More


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Automate Automate: Time Management Part 3 of 3

I love the late night infomercial where the guy puts the chicken on the iron stick, places it in the revolving oven, turns the dial says, “Set it and forget it!“ That’s a great time management tip! And it leads us to our final principle of the week… Time Management Principle #3: AUTOMATE AUTOMATE What are you spending time on … Read More


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What’s the BEST Use of My Time: Time Management Part 2 of 3

Here’s time management principle #2: Always ask: WHAT’S THE BEST USE OF MY TIME RIGHT NOW? This nine word question can change everything. When you get up in the morning, ask: What’s the BEST use of my time right now? (Devotions anyone?) When you first arrive in the office, ask: What’s the best use of my time right now? This … Read More


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