Tomorrow I’m teaching on the story of Samson and “How to Live Every Day as if its My Last.” As part of the introduction I’m taking about the strange things that people have on their bucket list. My team came up with one for my list… Happy Saturday! P.S. Yes, that’s Pastor Jason and Pastor Tommy with me!
by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke Evangelism is one of the purposes of the church that we recognize as a high priority – I rarely hear from a Pastor who isn’t trying to reach more people for Christ. But sometimes, Pastors and their churches appear to be doing and saying all the right things, but they’re seeing little (if any) … Read More
by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke Today we’re sharing the final post in a series on “Bootstrapping” a new church, or starting with very little (or no) outside funding. While this isn’t the ideal way to plant a church, there are a number of lessons to be learned through the process. You can read the rest of this series of … Read More
by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke We’re looking at the lessons that can be learned in “Bootstrapping” a Church Plant (starting with little or no outside financial support). Click here to read the first, second, and third posts in this series. Here are today’s lessons: 4. FOCUS: YOU’LL STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR CHURCH’S VISION Bootstrapping will force you to drill … Read More
by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke We’re about halfway through a new series of posts about “Bootstrapping” a Church Plant (starting with little or no outside financial support) and 10 of the lessons learned in doing so. Click here to read the first post and the second one. Here are the next two lessons: 6. MOBILIZE: YOU’LL RAISE THE VALUE … Read More
by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke We began a new series of posts earlier this week about “Bootstrapping” a Church Plant, and the lessons learned in doing so (click here for the first post). Here are the next two lessons: 8. EXCEL: YOU’LL BE FORCED TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE, BUT NOT PERFECTION If the bank account was overflowing and the … Read More
by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Money makes the world go ‘round.” While those of us in ministry understand the skewed nature of this adage, one thing is for sure: Money is critical to the work we do – especially when that work involves launching a new church. Every idealistic, would-be church planter must … Read More