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  • How to raise the evangelistic temperature of your church
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In this live recording of the popular 6-hour workshop, Nelson Searcy leads you to identify and break the nine most common growth barriers that all churches face (and keep on facing) regardless of size.

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  • Practical steps to break each of the top nine barriers
  • How to lead your church to identify and break each barrier
  • The 70% principle of space usage
  • How to identify barriers that are related to your leadership
  • How to staff for Growth
  • The 30-50-20 principle of church
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  • The principle of spiritual readiness

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Strategy Seminar

Are you confident of the next step you need to take toward the Church that God wants you to be?  Learn the power of a plan that gets you from where you are to where God wants you to be!  Learn the practical steps of developing a church strategy through this live recording by Nelson Searcy.

In this comprehensive resource, you will learn:

  • What is a church strategy?
  • The biblical foundations of strategy
  • Why a strategy is good for your team
  • Why and how a strategy saved you time, stress and money
  • Six principles of a successful strategy
  • The eight key systems of a church and how to develop a strategy for each
  • A practical approach to writing a strategy
  • How to budget and calendar your strategy
  • How to develop a strategy team
  • How to constantly improve your church strategy
  • The principles of spiritual readiness
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Nelson SearcyNelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, consulting with churches around the world, including many of the largest and fastest-growing ones. He is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church in New York City. Started in 2002, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL.

Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of over 75 church growth resources and 12 books, including the brand-new The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry.

He’s trained more than 50,000 church leaders as founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, which is designed to help pastors abandon average and strive for God’s best in their personal lives and ministry. For more accelerated growth, pastors also participate in Nelson’s Senior Pastor and Advanced Coaching Networks. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches.


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