Free Live Webcast – 6 Ways to Build Resilience in Ministry

Words sting. Members leave. Projects denied. Covid continues. Spiritual warfare wages. Anxiety appears. Setbacks occur. Ministry often feels like two steps forward and one step back (at its best). But you don’t need to feel overwhelmed, discouraged or even mad at God. Resiliency is learning to manage the spiritual, mental and emotional consequences of setbacks. I’ve lived with these setbacks … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Systems - General, Leadership, Ministry, Strategy, Stress Management

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Renegade Pastor Tip: Put Your Phone Away

What are the pressure points that you are constantly running into with your spouse or children? Those are generally good indicators of where you need to lay down some boundary lines. Think about something that frustrates you and your family, then back off that frustration and ask yourself what kind of boundary could eliminate it. For example, if your spouse … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

McIntosh on How to Have a Healthy Church

“Healthy churches are constant in prayer. Consider the apostle Paul’s words to the Christians at Ephesus: ‘For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.’ (Eph. 1:15-16 ESV)” – Dr. Gary L. McIntosh, internationally … Read More

Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Ministry

I’m Looking for a Great Campus Pastor @ The Journey Church Boca

We’re looking for an “A” player to fill the role of campus pastor at The Journey Church – Boca Raton. The Journey is a young, aggressive, outwardly focused multi-site church with campuses in New York City and Boca Raton, FL. The position of full-time Campus Pastor is at the South Florida (Boca Raton) location. The Journey recently moved into its new … Read More

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How God Brings Good Out of Stressful Situations

You can see something good come out of stressful situations. We don’t want to come across as preachers here (even though we are). But it might be helpful to remind ourselves that God is in the business of bringing good out of even the worst episodes imaginable. The Bible is full of stories of God’s people being put in impossible … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Wimber on Reaching the Lost

“If you want to reach the lost, get outside the walls of the Church. Evangelism is at its best when everyday Christians take the risk to share their story, as well as His.” – John Wimber, American pastor and driving force of the Vineyard movement

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Top 50 Leadership Books of All Time (#45 – #43)

We’re continuing our series of my top 50 recommended leadership books for pastors. High-achieving pastors know that “Leaders are Readers,” and books have the ability to expand your leadership and your ministry in unique ways. Here are books #45 – #43. They are shown in no particular order — just pick one to start with and you’ll soon discover practical, … Read More

Nelson SearcyBooks, Leadership

An honor to be on this list…

An honor to be on this list by @BrianKDodd. Hope you can join us March 15-17. Check out to learn more. Join the virtual conference from anywhere. Low rates. Top speakers like Elmer Towns, Ken Boa and more. Plus free books! Click here to see Brian Dodd’s Top 20 Church Leadership Conferences to Attend in 2022! Your partner in … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Growth, Church Systems, Coaching, Leadership, Ministry, Stress Management

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