Led by Nelson Searcy, Founding and Teaching Pastor, The Journey Church
and His Top Coaching Alumni Pastors

Check Below for Dates and Locations
Brand New Training — Completely Updated & Expanded!


Discover the secrets to implementing a life-changing Small Groups ministry in this LIVE 3-Hour Seminar — Pastor Nelson partners with his top coaching alumni pastors who have mastered these tools in their churches and can show you step-by-step how to get these results in yours!

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total (Includes the Senior Pastor and Up to 10 Additional Staff & Volunteers! Normally $99 Per Person But We Want to Make It As Easy As Possible for You to Attend)


Led by Kerrick Thomas
Kerrick is the Executive Pastor at The Journey Church and leads The Journey’s largest location — The Journey NYC in Manhattan. He has co-authored Launch: Starting A New Church from Scratch and Activate: An Entirely New Way of Doing Small Groups. Kerrick has been at The Journey from its launch in New York City in 2002. By 2014, The Journey had grown to over 1,300 attending each Sunday with 1,400+ in small groups. Kerrick leads church systems seminars all over the country and regularly leads coaching networks for Executive Pastors, Church Planters and Small Group Pastors.


2:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET

Online Via Zoom
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All events presented by Nelson Searcy, based on his proven systems strategies


Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. He has served as a coach to 3,500 churches to adapt the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® to their unique ministry fields as well as keep more first-time guests. He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 19+ books, including The Renegade Pastor, The Difference Maker and the revised and updated Maximize: How to Develop Extravagant Givers in Your Church.

Special Invitation from Nelson Searcy:

Dear Senior Pastor,

What would it look like if you had 100% of your church involved in small groups?

No matter what size your church, you CAN get the maximum number of people engaged in your small groups ministry. The fact is there is a proven way for groups to be simple, self-sustaining and life-changing.

See, since 2006, I have had the privilege of coaching over 3,500 pastors in my coaching networks to grow their churches through systems like the one you'll learn from in this seminar. The turnarounds I’ve seen have been dramatic. Even with churches that are 100 to 150 years old and stagnant for a long time.

I’m excited to partner with a few of these alumni churches for this special New Small Groups Seminar! Scroll down to find the location nearest you below and the host pastor who will be leading and teaching this Seminar live.

Using the tools in this LIVE Seminar, you can implement a healthy small group ministry in your church!

I encourage you to sign up for this one-time event now and discover the proven strategies to 100% engagement in small groups!

Helping you grow your church,

Nelson Searcy

P.S. Feel free to invite as many other Senior Pastors who you know – in fact, I would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out. I promise it will be worth their time. Thank you in advance!

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total (Includes the Senior Pastor and Up to 10 Additional Staff & Volunteers! Normally $99 Per Person But We Want to Make It As Easy As Possible for You to Attend)

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Small groups are a great way to help your people grow in their faith, study the Bible, meet new people and enjoy fellowship. You likely already recognize this and know that small groups are a crucial part of God's plan for the spiritual maturity of his people.

Still you may be struggling to find a small groups system that really works! Too many churches have mistakenly made false assumptions about groups and have adopted ineffective models.

But at The Journey Church, Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas developed the Activate system for small groups to partner with God in engaging 100% of their people. In all Journey locations, they are currently holding small groups online and in-person — and seeing great success!

This system has not only garnered amazing results at The Journey, but earned an incredible track record of success as it has been implemented in churches around the United State and the world!

And in this LIVE 2-hour seminar, you'll discover these same strategies and tools for everything involved in focusing, forming, filling and facilitating groups in YOUR church.

If you're completely new to groups, you'll get an essential introduction and foundation to build upon. And if you're looking to improve your groups, you'll be able to reevaluate how they are doing and put in place powerful ideas that not only increase attendance but also more deeply engage those who are already in groups.

Are you ready to see life-changing results in your church from small groups?

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total!

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Learn the complete system to build a small groups ministry with 100% participation!

Pastor and church growth strategist Nelson Searcy is partnering with pastors across the country to bring you this valuable training LIVE. This is Nelson’s proven New Small Groups Seminar co-taught with pastors who are all part of Nelson’s Titanium Coaching Network and have implemented these principles in their own churches. This is a rare opportunity to learn these strategies LIVE!

During this 2-hour LIVE fast-paced, hard-hitting seminar you will learn:

  • How to get 100% of your church involved in small groups
  • Why is the way most churches do small groups NOT working?
  • The essential steps to building healthy, thriving small groups — including the foundation of the system you cannot overlook!
  • What's the best way to incorporate both in-person and online small groups?
  • How to create small group environments that would encourage friendships to form
  • Why are short-term groups better than long-term groups?
  • Why are larger groups preferable to smaller groups?
  • How to recruit and train small-group leaders so you are always growing
  • The myths that are holding back your small groups system — and the critical steps you should be focusing on
  • How to challenge your people from the pulpit — and see your sign-ups soar!
  • How to identify and overcome the barriers holding back small groups at your church
  • How to work with the natural flow of the calendar to maximize sign-ups and life change
  • How to mobilize small groups to serve and evangelize
  • How to develop a simple structure capable of growing with the church
  • How to get started right away (the fastest, easiest way possible)
  • …and much more!

One Low Rate Per Church — Just $47 Total!
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Get the Proven Answers You Need to Grow Your Small Group Ministry and See Life-Changing Results in Your Church!

Why bring my team to The Small Groups Seminar?

Get Organized for Fast Implementation

You and your team will walk away with a ton of easy-to-implement ideas and clear next steps to implement a healthy small group ministry in your church.

Motivate Your Staff and Volunteers

Any team members that you bring will be inspired and excited to help you get 100% of your church involved in small groups!

Save Time and Energy Back at Your Church

You'll be able to quickly align under these Biblical principles to improve and implement the Small Groups system in your church.

But even if your team can't join you, don't miss this one-time training opportunity!


Stay-to-the-End Bonus #1:
FREE E-book ($29.95 value): The Difference Maker best-seller by Nelson Searcy — in a digital format

In The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, you'll experience a small but powerful tool designed to motivate and equip your people to share their faith. You'll get a free digital copy plus over two dozen FREE resources and tools (over $247.95 value) that you can use to hold an evangelism training seminar in your church — based on the book!

Stay-to-the-End Bonus #2:
FREE Quick-Read Summary: 9 Big Ideas from the Book, Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups ($39.95 value)

This book summary will give you a "cheat sheet" on the big ideas from the "Activate" system that regularly sees 100% adult participation in groups and leads to true life change. A great addition to your ministry library, with the key points on how to improve a semester-based small groups system.

Scroll down to RSVP below to receive these bonuses and access to the live training!

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Meet Dr. Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. By God's grace, he identified and developed the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® that he has used to coach over 3,500 churches in the US and around the world to adapt those eight systems to their unique ministry fields, resulting in great health and growth.

Nelson regularly coaches pastors online and in-person through the Church Leader Insights and Renegade Pastors Network ministries that he founded. He also leads several annual pastor in-person conferences and online training events. In ministry for more than 25 years, 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 19+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry, The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research.

He is a longtime student of church history, especially mastering the areas of evangelism and church growth. He divides his time between NYC and South Florida. He battled Stage 4 cancer and has been cancer-free since 2018, praise God! He has an amazing wife, Kelley, and a teenage son, Alexander, who continues to grow in so many ways.