Sunday Salsa and Worship Arts Orientation

Today I’m teaching live in Manhattan and its NOT being used as a video message in Brooklyn or Jersey City so it gives me a chance to break out of the screen box for something a bit more creative. We call it a Salsa Service because of the way the sermon is split into multiple parts by music, testimony, video, … Read More


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Communication Card Download

You asked for it…here’s the latest version of the Communication Card we use at The Journey. We call it a Connection Card (I stole that term from my good friend Jimmy Britt a few years ago) because it seems a little softer. Two versions for you to download (just right click and choose Save As – includes both front and … Read More


Nelson SearcyAssimilation

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Launch Conference in Atlanta – Sign up and Save

Bob Franquiz, who is co-teaching with me the Launch Conference in Atlanta, just posted this on his blog and I couldn’t have said it better myself, so I’ll just quote him: “Just an FYI to those thinking of coming to the Launch Conference in Atlanta on September 30th from 9AM-4PM. The price for the conference goes up on Sunday, so … Read More


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Salsa Service on Sunday

On Sunday we are doing a Salsa service at The Journey. No, I’m not talking about the style of dance or the refreshment selections, I’m talking about the style of worship order. If you’ve listed to my Worship Planning Seminar, then you know that we have three different types of worship orders that we use regularly to give variety to … Read More


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What’s the Best Launch Date for a New Church?

This is a question we recently received through the Ask Nelson button on the right: What’s the Best (and Worst) Launch Date for a New Church? Kerrick Thomas, Executive Pastor at The Journey and co-author of Launch: Starting a New Church From Scratch answers it: Here are the top 3 best times to launch a new church: (1) February (usually … Read More


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Two Time Management Principles

One of my tele-coaching participants/pastors shared these two time management principles with me in a recent email: 1.  Always start the day with God. Just like tithing stretches money, time with God has an amazing way of stretching time! 2.  The next day principle. Whenever possible, get through your “to do” list, then do something you’d planned on doing the … Read More


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Monday Proflections – September 22, 2008

Here’s what’s happening with Church Leader Insights and me this week that may be of interest to you: Monday – I’m back in the office after being in Southern California for a few days last week. One of the things I’ll be doing today is the follow-up from yesterday’s baptism. Click here to learn how we follow-up on baptisms. I’ll … Read More


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It’s Baptism Day!

In addition to the 6 services we conduct on a Sunday (four in Manhattan, one in Jersey City and one in Brooklyn), we are holding a special baptism service this afternoon. Pastor Taylor Field of Graffiti Community Ministries and East 7th Street Baptist Church graciously allows us to use his church (check out his books about Lower East Side Life … Read More


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Worship Planning

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