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


Nelson SearcyPreaching, Worship Planning

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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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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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How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity

Today’s guest post was written by Kevan Lee, Content Crafter at the social media management company, Buffer. Kevan’s approach to increasing productivity is refreshingly simple and offers a better alternative to multi-tasking. How many browser tabs do you have open right now? While writing this post, I had 18 tabs open. I’d like to say they were all for research, although … Read More


Nelson SearcyStress Management

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My Battle With Stress (and How I Manage It)

At age 13, I heard the word “stress” for the very first time. I had sold my first computer program and was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs in the nation. But with success in the computer business came new challenges like writing a monthly column for a magazine and giving speeches for the first time. My mom had … Read More


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Different Kinds of Broken Systems

Today’s guest post is written by Seth Godin, writer, speaker, and self-proclaimed agent of change.  From healthy to toast… Something is broken, we know it’s broken, we can fix it right away and we’ll learn from it. It’s broken, we know it’s broken, we fixed it, don’t worry, but we learned nothing, it will break again, I’m just doing my … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Systems

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The (Huge) Responsibility of First-Time Guests

Creating an environment that makes your first-time guests feel both welcomed and respected is key to winning a return visit and beginning the process of assimilating them well. When God entrusts you with first-time guests, you face an incredible responsibility. A first-time guest wants to feel respected and welcomed. He wants to know that you are happy he’s there, and that … Read More


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Proven Marketing Tools to Grow Your Ministry

If you believe in the power of evangelism, then you believe in the power of effective marketing! If you’ve posted a welcome sign, created a church bulletin or sent any kind of email – you have engaged in marketing. But as you’ve probably guessed, effective marketing is so much more. Once understood and applied, marketing can mean the difference between filling your … Read More


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12 Findings from Church Health Surveys

Today’s guest post is from Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern University. Dr. Lawless presents a fascinating study on church health and how churches perceive themselves in several areas (including a few of the key church systems we champion here at Church Leader Insights). More than 15 years ago, Dr. Thom Rainer and I … Read More


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3 Best-Selling Resources for $1.00

As a fellow Senior Pastor, I realize that reaching more people and growing a church can be overwhelming. You face all kinds of barriers along the way both within your church and within your own personal leadership development. All those factors combined – it can be a recipe for frustration. So I put together a package that I think will help you … Read More


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