Church Planting Focus – Principle of Spiritual Readiness

In preparation for my upcoming One Day Launch Conference in Orlando on April 13, I want to do a series of blog posts on church planting.

In my book Launch, I do a whole section on developing a strategy.  One of the tips that I remind myself and staff of is the “Principle of Spiritual Readiness.”

After years of doing crusades, the Billy Graham Association was able to predict, with astonishing accuracy, how many people will come forward for prayer on any given night. How? Because the number always correlates to how many volunteers they have lined up to receive those who respond!

God did not send more people to Billy Graham than he was ready to receive. In the same way, he will not send more people to you than you are ready to receive.

So what can you do? The same thing Billy Graham did. Prepare in a way that enables God to open the floodgates into your chruch. If you are truly ready, He will send people your way…

… However, if you don’t think through your strategy, write it down and then implement it, you’ll be completely unprepared to capture what God is pouring out. The choice is yours!

Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed. – Proverbs 16:3

Wow! What a great reminder for each of us and especially for those who are planting. 

As a fellow church planter who has seen the benefits of “Spiritual Readiness,” I want to encourage you to think strategically to prepare for God to send you people who need to know Him. One of the greatest ways to prepare to Launch is to join me in Orlando for my One Day Launch Conference.

You’ll learn from my personal experience and the experience of having coached hundreds of other successful church planters. I will teach you the key principles for “Launching Large” PLUS the latest lessons learned in launching and growing an effective church plant.

This one-of-a-kind event is perfect for church planters and key team members of existing church plants or pastors and teams looking to effectively start new churches.

As a bonus, there will be a special lunch time “Round Table Discussion” with effective church planters from my Advanced Coaching Network.

Here are the details:

The One Day Launch Conference For Pastors, Church Planters and Teams
Location: Royal Plaza Hotel Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Hurry – space is limitedto the first 99 registrants!

$49 for one person; $79 for three people from the same church/new church team (Call for further group options – 1-800-264-5129)

Note: Special hotel rates are available for conference attendees (information will be emailed upon registration).

P.S. Don’t miss out – click the link below to register your spot now for the One Day Launch Conference in Orlando – Friday, April 13.  The last one sold out!



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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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