Breaking the Growth Barrier – Recognizing When To Act.

When it comes to moving your church forward, you must be decisive. Make a decision right now NOT to let your church get stuck at any point of growth.  

Learning to identify your growth barriers early will allow you to make the right adjustments at the right growth point. This enables you to break through them quickly!  Understanding and knowing how to prepare for each growth barrier in advance, will help you reach more people for Christ.

If you choose to be reactive rather than proactive in this area, you will constantly face the BARRIER BATTLE.  

The majority of churches face growth barriers at 4 different points.  Hopefully, you broke the first growth barrier at launch and are growing quickly through the second or third.  Regardless, as you see each barrier approaching in the distance, you must make sure that you are asking yourself questions to stay on the course of growth.

In order to continue growing, you have to support it by making two important decisions.  First, based on the truth of Scripture and your calling, determine that it is God’s will for your church to grow. God wants to grow His church.  You have to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s God’s will for your church to grow, thereby expanding His kingdom.

Make that decision. Nail it down.  God is on your side.  He wants your church to grow so that His family can expand.  That’s why He called you.

The second decision you must make is that you want to see your church grow.  Maybe you believe that God wants to grow your church, but deep down, you are not willing to do what it takes to lead the charge to the next level.  Be encouraged!  God will not give you a vision without supplying what you need to fulfill that vision.

Since you are reading this, you are one of the pastors who will say, “Whatever it takes! I am willing to work harder, think harder, take the next hill, and bring as many people with me as I can.” Again, that’s why he called you!

I really want to you break through your current growth barrier!



So, between now and this Friday, March 28, I’d like to give you a FREE copy of one of my best-selling “Breaking Growth Barriers” resources (Breaking the 65, 125, 250, or 500 Barrier).

Select from one FREE resource this week (choose the resource that is one step above your current weekly ADULT attendance):

  • Breaking the 65 Barrier
  • Breaking the 125 Barrier
  • Breaking the 250 Barrier
  • Breaking the 500 Barrier

CLICK HERE! Choose your FREE Breaking Growth Barriers Resource.

Go ahead and download yours today – it ends this Friday, March 28 at 11:59pm Eastern.  

Your partner in ministry,


P.S.  Here’s why I’m doing this… three reasons:

1- I want to help you break your next growth barrier

I’ve seen a tremendous response to recent webinars, live events and new resources, and I’m sensing that more senior pastors are ready to go to lead their churches to the next level than ever before.

2- I’d like you to join me for a free “Breaking the Top 3 Growth Barriers” webinar next week.

I’ll be leading these webinars next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to help you identify and break each of the three most common barriers churches face in trying to reach more people. You’ll have an opportunity to sign up immediately as you download your FREE resource.

3- A key theme of my new on-demand Senior Pastor Coaching Network is “Breaking Growth Barriers” and I want to give you a taste of what we will cover.

This resource will give you a test-drive of what it’s like to be in my Senior Pastor Coaching Network.

The online and on-demand Senior Pastor Coaching Network is a proven, monthly process to take you and your church to the next level.

CLICK HERE! Choose your FREE Breaking Growth Barriers Resource.

Take advantage of this offer before it’s GONE! Last day: Friday, March 28 at 11:59pm Eastern. 

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. 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 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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