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How Healthy is Your Church?

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God designed all the parts of the body — both the church body and the physical body — to work together and function best through well-developed systems. Get an understanding of all eight systems and start making changes in your church for maximum healthy and growth!

Pick up Nelson Searcy’s revised and expanded 8 Systems of a Healthy Church E-Book – a $23.95, yours for FREE!

Welcome to Church Leader Insights with Nelson Searcy

Here you’ll discover Classic Church Growth Theory applied to the Challenges of the Modern Church.

Because it’s true that healthy church systems lead to a healthy, God-honoring and growing church! By God’s grace, I’ve identified and developed the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® that I’ve used to coach over 3,500 churches in the US and around the world. These churches have adapted the eight systems to their unique ministry fields, resulting in great health and growth! Here’s a proven formula to apply to your ministry:

Healthy Systems = Healthy Church = Growing Church = Kingdom Impact

I encourage you to explore our site, download my free Eight Systems E-book, and join me on the path to church health and growth — so we can ultimately reach more people for Christ!

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Other Pastors Share Their Results

It’s so worth it! Yes, it’s an investment in time and money, but it’s an investment that will pay off. I have already seen my church turn around thanks to the Senior Pastor Coaching Network. Now I’m seeing it grow and evangelize thanks to Titanium.

Eric Waters, St. John Lutheran Church, Boerne, TX

Renegade Pastor Titanium Coaching Member

If you want to break out of the maintenance, survival mentality of pastoral ministry, join the Renegade Pastors Network, and at a minimum, complete the Senior Coaching program.

Mark Snead, Greater Life Church, Nampa, ID

Renegade Pastor Platinum Coaching Member

This network has been the best investment for me and our church. It was the catalyst needed to get me out of the rut of routine when we planted the church. And now it is the vital resource for equipping and encouraging sustained implementation of the systems in our local context.

Earl Grant, Covenant Community Church, San Antonio, TX

Renegade Pastor Titanium Coaching Member

The Renegade Pastors Network has been indispensable in my ministry for the last dozen years. Nelson’s teaching and training on the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church have helped the churches I have served to experience growth and be much more effective in ministry.

John Hauck, First United Methodist Church, Kewanee, IL

Renegade Pastor Titanium Coaching Member

Give it a try. I’ve been in it since the beginning and it has really helped me in ministry, as a pastor, and as a person.

Steve Smith, SonRise Christian, Virginia Beach, VA

Renegade Pastor Platinum Coaching Member

This network is a game changer, first for you as a pastor. No one truly is all that interested in investing in your personal growth. Nelson is the exception. Before you can change your church, God has to change you. The Renegade Pastors Network does that. Then add the elements of the seminars for church growth and it all comes together. You no longer have to do it all on your own.

Roger House, Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, MO

Renegade Pastor Platinum Coaching Member

The Renegade Pastors Network is the single greatest investment you can make towards growing your church. Period.

Lon Dean, House of Praise, Castleton, NY

Renegade Pastor Titanium Coaching Member

Whether you are just starting in ministry or are a veteran, Nelson’s knowledge and systems are a home run for any and all means of capacity in which you serve.

Harley Gentry, Bethel CM Church, Butler, GA

Renegade Pastor Silver Member

Upcoming Events

Live Events

The New Assimilation Seminar LIVE
Detroit, MI
Oct 4
The Double Your Church Workshop with Nelson Searcy
Dallas-Fort Worth Area
9:00am - 12:00pm
Oct 19
The New Assimilation Seminar LIVE
Detroit, MI
Oct 21
Renegade Pastors Conference 2024
Tampa, FL
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Feb 28 - Mar 1

Online Events

Assimilation Seminar LIVE -
Led by Jason Hatley

Online via Zoom
Oct 12
The 8 Systems of a Healthy Church Webinar
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11:00am OR 2:00pm Eastern
Sep 1 - Dec 31

Senior Pastors, You’re Invited to Give Coaching a Try — Test Drive the Renegade Pastors Network with Nelson Searcy, FREE for 3 Months!

“God has called you to more than mediocrity . . . Average is where the enemy wants you to live, because it’s the precursor of ineffectiveness — but average is exactly what God is calling you to abandon.”

The Renegade Pastors Network is a monthly coaching network for Senior Pastors led by Nelson Searcy that will help you abandon average in your ministry. Normally $99 per month — you can give it a try for FREE for the first three months (no credit card required)!

If you are like the majority of pastors, your years of ministry have decreased your passion and increased your frustration. In the midst of life’s chaos and the pressures of leading church week after week, “average” may have become your new standard.

But you are called to so much more!

  • Achieve personal growth unlike any you have experienced as a pastor
  • Find the ministry-life balance that often seems so unattainable
  • Lead your church to growth and health — reaching more people than ever!
  • Experience fulfillment in life and ministry as you fulfill your calling
  • Accomplish great things for God’s Kingdom as you abandon average in all areas!

  • Monthly 90-minute coaching calls with Nelson and other Renegade Pastors jam-packed with the latest leadership lessons, encouragements, challenges and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Monthly Membership Training Package in your mailbox featuring church and personal growth-focused articles from Nelson and other leading authors and experts.
  • Online Private Membership Hub Access where you’ll have access to exclusive benefits like recordings of the monthly calls, members bonus kit archives, in-depth book summaries and more!
  • Exclusive Renegade Pastors email access to contact Nelson Searcy and the team
  • Renegade Pastor discounts on powerful ministry resources and practical, cutting-edge live events

Join Nelson Searcy on a mission to abandon average and reclaim a life of impact and excellence. Are you ready to go Renegade?

Senior Pastors, Apply Now for Your FREE 90-Day Full-Access Membership, with No Credit Card Required! Normally $99 per Month Plus Get Immediate Access to $895.45 in FREE Resources!

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The Renegade Pastors Network: 4 Great Coaching Levels from Nelson Searcy!


Coaching is, after all, at the heart of what we do for pastors.

The Renegade Pastors Coaching Network ia comprised of 4 levels (Silver, Gold, Platinum, &Titanium). Each level is your path of growing and continually moving up the ladder.

Renegade Pastors Silver: The Foundational Level (Open to all Pastors, Church Planters, & Ministers)

Renegade Pastors Gold: The Growth-Accelerating Level (Open to all Senior Pastors, Church Planters, & Campus Pastors and Future Lead Pastors)

Renegade Pastors Platinum: The In-Depth System-Specific Level (Open to all Pastors, Church Planters, Campus Pastors & Church Leaders - laity and ordained)

Renegade Pastors Titanium: The Highest Level (Limited Size Group: Approximately 35 Senior Pastors)

Click Here to Learn More About Nelson Searcy's Coaching Network & See What Level Is Best For You

Featured Resources from Nelson Searcy

The New Assimilation Seminar

Download Value: $2,328.90 $199
CD Value: $2,358.90 $229
DVD Value: $3,027.85 $299

Updated & Expanded: Discover the proven process to grow your church by welcoming first-time guests, keeping them coming back and moving them to membership. Seven powerful sessions plus new DVD Team Training Option!


The New Evangelism Seminar

Download Value: $1,693.40 $199
CD Value: $1,793.40 $229
DVD Value: $2,233.20 $299

Updated & Expanded: EVERY key strategy and tool — attract more unchurched and mobilize your people to reach more people for Christ. Six powerful sessions, editable documents plus new DVD Team Training Option!


Developing a One-Year Personal Growth Plan

Download Retail: $49.95 $29.95
CD Retail: $59.95 $39.95

1-hr seminar: Don't leave personal growth to chance — in this nuts-and-bolts resource, Nelson will guide you through developing a plan.


Time Management for Busy Pastors

Download Retail: $299.95 Only $25
CD Retail: $399.955 Only $49

3-hr seminar: Make the most of every hour of your week - discover Nelson's 34 proven time-management principles to get the most out of your day!


100% NO-HASSLE GUARANTEE: We are so certain that these resources will benefit you and your church that we will give you a 365 day no-hassle guarantee. Take your time to listen and implement the ideas in the resources your purchased and if at any time you are not fully satisfied, then you can receive a prompt and courteous refund.


Featured Blog Posts by Nelson Searcy

Meet Dr. Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. By God's grace, he identified and developed the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® that he has used to coach over 3,500 churches in the US and around the world to adapt those eight systems to their unique ministry fields, resulting in great health and growth.

Nelson regularly coaches pastors online and in-person through the Church Leader Insights and Renegade Pastors Network ministries that he founded. He also leads several annual pastor in-person conferences and online training events. In ministry for more than 25 years, Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.”

He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 19+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry, The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research.

He is a longtime student of church history, especially mastering the areas of evangelism and church growth. He divides his time between NYC and South Florida. He battled Stage 4 cancer and has been cancer-free since 2018, praise God! He has an amazing wife, Kelley, and a teenage son, Alexander, who continues to grow in so many ways.