Impromptu Baptisms?

Here’s a note a got this week from Lon Dean (one my coaching alums from the Albany, NY area):


After attending a coaching network meeting where you talked about spontaneous baptisms, I began doing calls for people to be baptized on the spot.

It’s gotten larger each time.  The last baptism we had 8 people signed up but baptized 21! PodcastWe’re blessed to have a large baptistery in the sanctuary so we challenge people to invite their friends to the service.

This has worked great but Jimmy Britt’s story (from this month’s podcast) has got me thinking we need an outdoor, public baptism also…

I’ll let you know how it works out.

If you haven’t heard this month’s brand new Church Leader Insights podcast – “50 Baptisms in 10 Days”click here to listen now.

P.S. If you’re ready to grow yourself and your church like never before, now is the time to apply for my upcoming Tele-Coaching Network for Senior Pastors (it starts in August). For more info and to download your application, CLICK HERE.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. 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 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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