ABOUT PHILIP NATION

Philip Nation
I serve as the pastor at First Baptist Church of Bradenton, Florida and frequently speak at churches and conferences. I earned a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010-2012, I was the national spokesperson for the Back to Church Sunday campaign from Outreach. Over the years, I’ve served as a pastor, minister of education, and a church planter. In 2016, I published Habits for Our Holiness: How the Spiritual Disciplines Grow Us Up, Draw Us Together, and Send Us Out with Moody Publishers. I’ve coauthored two other books: Compelled: Living the Mission of God and Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow. I was also the general editor of The Mission of God Study Bible. Along the way, I have written the small-group studies Storm Shelter: Psalms of God’s Embrace, Compelled by Love: The Journey to Missional Living and Live in the Word, plus contributed to The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Lifetime.

Maturing Believers Through Process Not Events

We can make disciples without adding an extra hundred or two hundred or one thousand events to the church calendar.

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10 Ideas for Personal Leadership Development

The work of the minister, pastor, elder, and/or church leader is to equip the church as a whole and believers individually for God’s work in the world. How is a church leader to engage in personal development?

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The Importance of Being Sent

The church is now a commissioned group in the world, having been sent so people can hear the witness of the Gospel (Rom 10:15).

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8 Principles for Teaching Leadership from the Bible

Leadership is definitely put on display and explicitly taught in the Bible. But, like all other subjects, it requires careful interpretation and handling with nuance.

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Strategize Your Way to Better Communication

Five principles that you can begin using immediately to help you communicate better.

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When Mature Leaders Know It’s Time to Crash the System

The willingness to crash the system is a sign of mature leadership, not of embracing chaos.

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Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.