Fulfilling Your Calling: Slack Leads to Lack

Fulfilling your calling inherently means rising to the highest level of potential God has put in you. In order to reach your potential, you need a coach. Why shouldn’t you? The greatest business leaders, entertainers and athletes the world has ever known have had coaches to guide them to the top of their game.

As part of your personal growth plan, I strongly encourage you submit yourself to coaching. Nothing can better equip you for the mission you’ve been called to. But be thoughtful in your choice. While there are a lot of people out there offering coaching for church leaders, not all coaches can give you applicable tools to meet you where your church is today and help you move it toward the future God has in store.

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If you want to be a renegade, you have to commit to fulfilling your calling. You have to commit to doing the work that it takes to grow–to resisting the slack that will try to creep into your life. Let your prayer be for God to continually make you into the person you need to be to fulfill your calling today, next week, next month, next year and 10 years from now. Then put feet to that prayer by gathering what you need to meet the challenge and by developing a plan to take responsibility for your growth.

When you do, you can rest in the assurance that you are partnering with God at the level He has called you to. You can rest in the assurance that one day, you will hear Him say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matt. 25:23).

– Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

The above excerpt is from pgs. 82-83 of The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry.

Drawing from Nelson Searcy’s decades of ministry experience, The Renegade Pastor is a relevant, step-by-step resource for church leaders who are ready to step up in surrender to the pursuit of God’s best for his or her life and work.

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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