How Big Days are Igniting Church Growth

Since my latest book, Ignite, came out, it’s been exciting to see how God has used it to help all sorts of different churches, in all sorts of different areas.

Case in point: I was recently forwarded the link to Kenny Rager’s blog, where he reviewed Ignite and shared how it’s impacting his church. Kenny is the pastor of Living Faith Baptist Church in Hartford, Kentucky.

Kenny gave permission for me to reprint his thoughts here:

Recently I have discovered the wonderful resources of Church Leaders Insights. Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor at The Journey Church in NYC, heads up this organization by offering different church growth resources for church leaders.

One of those resources is a book called “IGNITE” by Searcy. God has used this book to really shape the ministry at Living Faith for this new year.

It introduces the concept of “BIG DAYS,” Intentional High Attendance Days that pack the church house in order to attract the unchurched and to build evangelism prospects.We have already done one “Big Day” and we are excited about our next “Big Day” on Easter. Searcy really encourages the pastor to turn up the evangelistic heat in the church. We have already seen great results from our first big day and cannot wait to see how the next one comes.

On an additional note, Searcy just doesn’t focus on practical methodology, he also brings it back home with prayer, fasting, and seeking God. I love it that he produces solid methods while always keeping the focus on Jesus.

Searcy has re-sparked the fire in my life towards church growth. I really recommend that you pick up a copy of this book either from the Church Leader Insights website or from Amazon.

I have also read two other books by Searcy that I may post about in upcoming blogs. I hope you check it out.

Thanks Kenny – and it sounds like Easter really was a Big Day for you and Living Faith as well!

So how about you?  When’s the next Big Day on your church’s calendar?

  • Mother’s Day?
  • Father’s Day?
  • That brand new “Community Day” you’re kicking off this summer?

I’d love to hear about it – click the “Ask Nelson” button on the right side of this blog to let me know what you have planned for your next Big Day.

P.S. And if you still don’t have your copy of Ignite: How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church, you can order your copy from Amazon by clicking here.

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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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