Lessons from Lyle Schaller

Considered the preeiminent church consultant of the last century, Lyle Schaller passed away on March 18 this year at 91. If there were one, he would win the Guinness Book of World Records award for most parishes consulted – with thousands and thousands of visits! Here’s a snapshot of some ideas we can glean from Schaller that I shared recently … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Church Systems, Coaching

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Senior Pastor Success Story: Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas has led Breckenridge United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, MI since 2013; it is the first church where he has served as pastor. He is a member of my Renegade Pastors Network and upgraded to Senior Pastor Coaching in February. I am thrilled to see pastors like Paul so committed to abandoning average and making incredible changes in his … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Systems, Coaching, Leadership

The Ten Most Influential Churches – New Resource Ends Today!

Didn’t want you to miss this new resource exclusive – with over $835.70 in bonuses that go away TODAY . . . Through the brand new resource, Ten Most Influential Churches of the Last Century, you will discover new secrets and strategies so that you too can experience exponential growth in your ministry! You can still pick up this exclusive new resource at a special introductory rate … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Church Systems, Evangelism

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8 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump – and Increase Your Stewardship – Part 2

There are many proven things you can do to avoid a “summer slump” in stewardship. Today we continue with Part 2 of my 8 ways to not just glide through the summer – but GROW. (To read Part 1, click here.) 5. Preach on giving.  Biggest felt need during the summer – breaking free from debt. We’ll do a debt-free Sunday right in the … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Church Systems, Stewardship

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8 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump – and Increase Your Stewardship – Part 1

Summer is fast approaching and you have two options in your approach – plan in the summer or beg in the fall. The prevailing myth is that you can’t avoid the so-called “summer slump.” But I challenge you today – be careful about buying into those average ways of thinking. You CAN flatten that summer dip – and make sure … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Church Systems, Stewardship

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Meet the professor I wish I’d had

In my 25 years of ministry I’ve had the privilege of hearing first-hand from the greatest church history teachers and experts in church growth. And the more I dive into our recent history, the more I discover incredible insights and applications to church growth today! So I want to share one of my favorite professors with you. Dr. Elmer Towns has been an … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth

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Meet the Church Growth Experts – LIVE at Disney World

The Super Early Bird deadline is only 9 days away for the all-new 2015 Church Systems Check-Up and Boot Camp! This don’t-miss event is like a primer, check-up and “next-step” event all rolled into an expanded three powerful days. You’ll walk away with a ton of easy-to-implement ideas and a greater appreciation for how systems work to bring health and growth to … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Systems

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