We Love Church Planters

We want to help you start your new church healthier and more effective than you thought possible! We are so serious about helping you that we would like to give you over $149.00 in Church Planting Resources from Church Leaders Insights and Nelson Searcy.

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Hi, I’m Nelson Searcy and I’m a Church Planter.

I’ve started churches in New York City and Boca Raton, FL and have been coaching hundreds of Church Planters since 2004.

I know church planting is difficult. Starting a new church is both a profound spiritual journey and a challenging entrepreneurial endeavor all at the same time.

As a church planter myself and coach to hundreds of other church planters, I’ve discovered some battle-tested answers along the way – and I want to share these resources with you! My mission is to help you grow your church, develop as a leader and abandon average in your ministry. I’ve also written over 80 church growth resources and 14 books, and have coached over 2,100 pastors through my networks.

We Love Church Planters! Start Your New Church Healthier And More Effective Than You Thought Possible! With these FREE Resources, you will learn:
  • What does it mean to be called?
  • How God prepared you for a specific place
  • How God prepares a place for you
  • The reality of money and church planting
  • Ideas for how to fund your new church plant
  • How to find individual and church partners
  • Types and levels of partnerships
  • What potential partners want from you
  • How to conduct a partners meeting
  • and much more!
You don’t have to re-invent the wheel to plant a healthy, life-changing church!

God’s vision for your church’s impact is far larger than yours. By learning to identify and avoid these mistakes in your new church, you can cooperate with Him to reach more people, faster than you ever thought possible!

The Call of a Church Planter ($29.95 Value)

Every Church Planter needs to know they are called by God to plant a church. But how can you know for certain? In this downloadable resource, Nelson Searcy will help you discover your unique call.

Funding Your Church Plant ($29.95 Value)

Church Planting is an expensive venture. With this downloadable resource from Nelson Searcy, you will learn how to develop a proposal to attract the attention of partnering churches, how to determine which churches to approach for funding, and other ideas about how to fund your new church plant.

Launching Large ($29.95 Value)

Church Planting is a heroic venture and those who are called to attempt the challenge are in for a multi-faceted and often overwhelming challenge.

Don’t allow the size of the challenge to dictate your attitude, instead choose to look at the size of your God and the impact He wants to make through your new church!

You can launch a new church much faster and larger than you think. Learn how in this resource by Nelson Searcy!

Starting Small Groups from Scratch ($29.95 Value)

Starting Small Groups from scratch is one of the most challenging experiences for any church planter. Here’s some straightforward advice from the trenches on what to do and what not to do!

Starting a Worship Arts Ministry from Scratch ($29.95 Value)

One of the toughest questions any Lead Pastor or Worship Pastor will face is how to start a Worship Arts Ministry in their church. In this resource, Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley provide insights from the lessons they learned in building the Worship Arts Team at The Journey Church.

We want to help you start your new church healthier and more effective than you thought possible! We are so serious about helping you that we would like to give you over $149.00 in Church Planting Resources from Church Leaders Insights and 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 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.