Leaders Take Action (Part 1 of 2)

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that Leaders take action.

Just think about it — is there such a thing as a passive leader? An inactive leader? By definition, this would not be leadership.

A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. That definition isn’t original to me but it captures the essence that leaders take action.

When do leaders take action?

– When there is a goal to accomplish

– When there is a problem to repair

– When there is a conflict to disarm

– When there is a system to build

– When there is maintenance to handle

– When there is a chance to grow

It’s to that last point that I want to challenge you. For the last two weeks I have been talking with you about the benefits of coaching and about my new coaching network that starts in one week — on Tuesday, March 6 — and is focused on helping you grow.

There is an opportunity in front of you to grow — will you take action?

By God’s grace, since 2004, I have coached over 2100+ pastors. Each and every one of them had to take action to grow. The results of their action have been phenomenal.

Here are some of the results that occur through my coaching when a leader takes action:

– A renewed sense of calling

– A clearer focus on what to do and not do

– A clear plan for implementing healthy systems

– An increase in attendance, giving, volunteering and other key metrics

– A feeling of satisfaction knowing that you are trying something new vs. being stuck with something old

– A chance to see God do amazing and often unexpected work in your church

Now is the time to take action. The new coaching network begins in just one week and I can only accept 30 pastors.

You owe it to yourself and your church to be in this coaching network. There is NO DOWNSIDE to joining this coaching network (I even offer a great guarantee if you join and then decide it’s not right for you).

Right now, as a quick-response reward, I’m offering some cool bonuses when you join (all outlined on the site below). But they may disappear as the interest in the network grows.

So take action today and secure your spot. Learn more and sign up at:


Take action and click the site right now — at least take two minutes to review this site, pray and ask God if this is right for you.

Thanks for taking the action to read this blog post — just by doing this small act, you are demonstrating leadership!

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. I call this my Gold Level coaching network as it’s the foundational one for any senior pastor who wants to grow personally and see their church grow. It’s based on the eight systems of a healthy church (my proprietary coaching system — outlined on the website). Gold is the best place to start and the best entry point (dare I say most blessed network) for you as a Senior Pastor.

If, after checking out the website, you still have questions about the network, just send an email to info@churchleaderinsights.com (every reply is read) with your question and cell phone number. You will get an answer via email or phone call.

P.P.S. This is the eighth post in a series — I did a two-parter on My First Coaching Experience, two parts on How I Started Coaching Pastors, three parts on Everyone Needs a Coach and now this new focus on Leaders Take Action.

Watch for one more blog post in this series on Thursday. To read the previous ones, just follow the links below:

My First Coaching Experience
Click here for Part 1
Click here for Part 2

How I Started Coaching Pastors
Click here for Part 1
Click here for Part 2

Everyone Needs a Coach
Click here for Part 1
Click here for Part 2
Click here for Part 3

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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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