How to Hone Your Church’s Systems for Maximum Impact – Part 2

On Friday we started looking at the deep impact that each of the 8 systems plays as a crucial part in seeing God move in our churches.

We’re taking a multiple part blog series to evaluate a recent story sent to me from  John Newland, a 3 time coaching participant and the impact he saw on his Big Event because of all of the systems.

Today we’ll look and see how 2 more of our systems really helped make his Family Festival a huge success beginning with Assimilation:

* We used many of your strategies for ASSIMILATION that are contained in your book Fusion . 

First, we employed a small army of greeters and guides to help people from the street outside our property to their first fun-filled activity with smiles and seamless handoffs. 

Second, we used your “Connection Card” method to capture enough information to get to know people, but not so much that people were overwhelmed or reticent to “let us into their lives a bit.” 

* We used many of your strategies for MINISTRY from your systems to generate a work force to have great fun and provide meaningful service. 

First, we put a team leader in charge of the event who has demonstrated giftedness and has a passion for this type of ministry. 

Second, we coached her (only a bit) to divide the task into manageable chunks with team leaders serving in their area of passion and giftedness. 

Third, we provided meaningful service opportunities for EVERYONE from 6th grade to 80 years old. 

Dr. John Newland, Senior Pastor, Fall Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN

We have now seen the impact of half of the 8 systems. Just wait until you see the final results.

If you have not yet been able to implement the systems in your church, I would like to invite you to consider joining my Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.

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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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