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.
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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