Led by Nelson Searcy, Founding and Teaching Pastor, The Journey Church
and His Top Coaching Alumni Pastors

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Brand New Training — Completely Updated & Expanded!


Discover the secrets to faster growth through the power of Assimilation in this LIVE 3-Hour Seminar — Pastor Nelson Partners with His Top Coaching Alumni Pastors Who Have Mastered These Tools in Their Churches and Can Show You Step-by-Step How to Get these Results in Yours!

Pastor Nelson Searcy invites you to join him and top coaching alumni pastors for step-by-step Assimilation training at a city near you!

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total (Includes the Senior Pastor and Up to 10 Additional Staff & Volunteers! Normally $99 Per Person But We Want to Make It As Easy As Possible for You to Attend)


Thursday, April 25 - Online via Zoom
Led by Jason Hatley with Nelson Searcy
Jason Hatley
Jason Hatley is the Lead Pastor The Journey Church in Boca Raton, FL. Since 2014, he has led the church through multiple Boca locations, from three portable facilities to now purchasing a full-time ministry center where he used the principles taught in the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® to double church attendance each year. Before leading at Boca, Jason helped launch The Journey Church in New York City with Nelson. Together, they've written Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services and Revolve: A New Way to See Worship. Jason and his wife Karen have been married for over 22 years and together they have two awesome kids.


Thursday, April 25
2:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET

Online Via Zoom
Login details will be shared prior to your seminar.

All events co-led with Nelson Searcy, who is appearing via video


Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. He has served as a coach to 3,500 churches to adapt the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® to their unique ministry fields as well as keep more first-time guests. He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 19+ books, including The Renegade Pastor, The Difference Maker and the best-selling book Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church.

Special Invitation from Nelson Searcy:

Dear Senior Pastor,

What would it look like if you were to DOUBLE the number of first-time guests who return to your church?

The fact is that nothing impacts the growth of your church FASTER than Assimilation­ — the process of welcoming first-time guests, keeping them coming back and eventually moving them to membership.

See, since 2006, I have had the privilege of coaching over 3,000 pastors in my coaching networks to grow their churches through this Power of Assimilation. The turnarounds I’ve seen have been dramatic. Even with churches that are 100 to 150 years old and stagnant for a long time.

I’m excited to partner with a few of these alumni churches for this special New Assimilation Seminar tour across the country! Scroll down to find the location nearest you below and the host pastor who will be leading and teaching this Seminar live. I will be attending via video in ALL locations.

Using the tools in this LIVE Seminar, you can at minimum grow by 52 people a year if you keep just ONE MORE first-time guest each week!

I encourage you to sign up for this one-time event now and discover the secrets to accelerated growth in your church!

Helping you reach and keep more guests,

Nelson Searcy

P.S. Feel free to invite as many other Senior Pastors who you know – in fact, I would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out. I promise it will be worth their time. Thank you in advance!

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total (Includes the Senior Pastor and Up to 10 Additional Staff & Volunteers! Normally $99 Per Person But We Want to Make It As Easy As Possible for You to Attend)

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The challenge all of us face as church leaders: You have people attending each week for the first time but it’s difficult to get them to return to church for a second time. And if WE DON’T GET THEM TO COME BACK, they are never going to become fully developing followers of Jesus.

It’s such a challenge that the average church in America only keeps one out of every 20 people. That averages to about only 10 first-time guests per year.

Now imagine that same church making a few small changes and now improving that number to keep 1 out of every 10!

How many more lives could be transformed?

The great news is there IS a proven process to welcome first-time guests, get them to return again and again, and effectively move them to membership and an ongoing relationship with Christ.

It’s called Assimilation — and nothing will grow your church faster!

What if you could learn these Assimilation principles from someone who has developed and improved them with over 3,500 churches across all sizes and denominations.

To that end, Pastor Nelson has put together the ultimate LIVE Assimilation seminar for you — completely updated with the latest learnings and strategies.

And now you too can discover the Power of Assimilation to keep more first-time guests and grow your church faster than ever!

First-time guests are a gift from God and you can maximize every opportunity to make them feel fully welcomed when they come to your church.

In fact, it is possible to DOUBLE the number of first-time guests who return to your church!

Are you ready to welcome more guests and experience this exponential growth?

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total!

Click to Sign Up and Choose Your Location

Learn the complete Assimilation system to reach and keep more first-time guests in your church!

Pastor and church growth strategist Nelson Searcy is partnering with pastors across the country to bring you this valuable training LIVE. This is Nelson’s proven New Assimilation Seminar co-taught with pastors who are all part of Nelson’s Titanium Coaching Network and have implemented these principles in their own churches. This is a rare opportunity to learn these strategies LIVE!

Assimilation is based on Biblical Hospitality. During this 3-hour LIVE seminar you will learn:

  • The one word you should NEVER use to welcome new people to your church
  • The three critical steps to an effective Assimilation process
  • How to identify the holes in your welcome experience and prevent first-time guests from falling through the cracks
  • Two principles you can implement THIS WEEK to jump-start your system — and see faster results!
  • Four key areas of creating an impactful first-time guest experience
  • How to train the volunteers who will be welcoming your new guests — and what you should be practicing with them
  • The most effective, proven tool for collecting information from first-time guests — and the three-step process you must follow to deliver it
  • How to make it easy and comfortable for first-time guests to share their information with you (hint – this involves EVERYONE at your church)
  • What contact information you must collect at a minimum to be effective in your first-time guest follow-up
  • The three requirements of a helpful resource center — and six areas that you should have covered
  • What vital communications must happen within the first 36 hours, the first 96 hours and the first 30 days
  • The secret method that will exponentially increase first-time guest response and position you to receive God’s trust
  • One of the strongest indicators of the future health and growth of your church — and what you need to start measuring NOW
  • The most important place you can focus your attention when it comes to second-time guests
  • The critical communications that must happen within the first 36 hours and then the first 96 hours (and how they differ from first-time guests)
  • The critical step for a regular attender that must (always) precede church membership
  • Breakdown of an impactful membership class, including format needs and sample documents
  • The one method you can start TOMORROW and see dramatic improvements to your Assimilation rate (it’s easier than you think!)
  • How you can continue to build your Assimilation system month-after-month yet in the shortest time possible
  • …and much more!

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total!
Click to Sign Up and Choose Your Location

Make sure no more guests fall through the cracks —
and you will experience exponential growth in your church!

Why bring my team to The Assimilation Seminar?

Get Organized for Fast Implementation

You and your team will walk away with a ton of easy-to-implement ideas and clear next steps to increase the number of first-time guests who return to your church.

Motivate Your Staff and Volunteers

Any team members that you bring will be inspired and excited to help you welcome your first-time guests, get them to return again and again, and move them to membership!

Save Time and Energy Back at Your Church

You'll be able to quickly align under these Biblical principles to improve and implement the Assimilation system in your church.

But even if your team can't join you, don't miss this one-time training opportunity!


Three FREE Books with Your Assimilation Seminar Registration ($48.99 value):

Unshakable: Standing Strong When Things Go Wrong by Nelson Searcy
This powerful book was designed specifically for first-time guests in YOUR church to help them face and survive life’s scariest storms unscathed! Get a free copy plus information on how you can purchase these books for your own first-time guests.

The Renegade Pastor's Guide to Finishing Well by Nelson Searcy
Get proven, biblical and practical tools you can use to protect yourself, experience God's power in deeper ways, honor your family and fulfill your calling. Applying the book's simple but profound concepts may reap a lifetime of rewards.

The Renegade Pastor's Guide to Time Management by Nelson Searcy
Never waste another minute! With these time-management principles, it is possible for you to stay on top of the never-ending demands of being a pastor, nurture your congregation, spend quality time with your family and take care of your physical and emotional needs.

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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 20+ 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.