Coaching Alumni Highlight

Here’s a special mid-week coaching alumni highlight for you: Philip Wagner and his wife Holly founded Oasis Christian Center more than 24 years ago with less than 10 people. Today this multicultural, creative congregation numbers over 2,000 regular attenders, and they meet in the historic Oasis Theater in downtown Los Angeles. God’s dream for Oasis is alive and well! It’s … Read More

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FREE Report – Church Systems 2.0 [PDF]

It’s official!  Today is the official release of my brand new Church Systems 2.0 Report! I’ve taken the church systems basics that I laid out in the original Church Systems Report and completely revised and expanded it. The Church Systems 2.0 Report includes diagnostic questions and recommended resources, in addition to proven, practical advice to make your church healthier and … Read More

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Impromptu Baptisms?

Here’s a note a got this week from Lon Dean (one my coaching alums from the Albany, NY area): Nelson, After attending a coaching network meeting where you talked about spontaneous baptisms, I began doing calls for people to be baptized on the spot. It’s gotten larger each time.  The last baptism we had 8 people signed up but baptized … Read More

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New Worship Leader Insights Podcast

Jason Hatley over at Worship Leader Insights, our partner site for Worship Leaders, has a brand new podcast entitled: Your Worship Team Can Grow … Today! Click Here to Listen If your worship leader isn’t on Jason’s list, be sure they sign-up at (or better yet, take a moment and just sign them up yourself). Nelson P.S. For more … Read More

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LAST DAY – 4th of July Sale!

Church Leader Insights is currently running a HUGE 4th of July Sale! We are offering dozens of my downloadable resources at ridiculously low prices, including many of our most popular downloads (like The Big Day, Starting a Second Service, and Managing the Stress of Ministry). In fact, all of our $13.95 downloads are only $7 and all $23.95 downloads are … Read More

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Sunday Coaching Alumni Highlight

I’m back for my Sunday Coaching Alumni highlight.  It’s a good chance to tell you (if only briefly) about some pastors who are making an impact in their community for Christ. Chris Bailey and his wife brought a small group of believers together in late 2006 and began dreaming about a new church in the Independence, Missouri, area.  The church … Read More

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Common Mistakes Church Planters Make

My friend David Putman had a great post recently on some of the most common mistakes that church planters make.  With his permission, here’s a re-print of it: Common Mistakes Church Planters Make Research has varied when it comes to the number of churches planted that don’t survive.  I have seen reports that suggest failure rates as high as eighty percent … Read More

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Stewardship Seminar Summary

With the current economic landscape, there has been a great deal of interest around the topic of church finances and stewardship in general. I think it’s a prime time for church leaders to clarify and communicate a biblical theology of money and to implement solid biblical principles within our churches. I got the opportunity to teach The Stewardship Seminar live … Read More

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