LIVE from Systems Boot Camp Orlando – Focus on Measurement

I’m writing to you from Walt Disney, Orlando –  in the middle of our 3-day Church Systems Check-up & Boot Camp. We are blessed to have a full conference – just look at this amazing group! 


We’re focused these 3 days on the 8 Systems of a Healthy Church, and specifically Measurement of those 8 systems.

Remember that a S.Y.S.T.E.M. is any ongoing process that Saves You Stress Time Energy and Money and continues to produce results.

It might take you energy to set up and implement in the beginning, but a System will save you time and energy in the long run and help you concentrate on more important priorities.

When it comes to measuring your church systems, always remember that SOME measurement is better than NO measurement.

There’s a proven psychological principle known as The Hawthorne Effect that tells us that, “Simply by deciding to measure – we can alter the results being measured.”

For example, simply by choosing to pay attention to your Assimilation System and measure certain key aspects, you will see improvements in those numbers.

Which numbers do you start with? Here are the Top 5 Metrics that you should be tracking:

Overall Attendance

First and Second-Time Guests


First-Time Decisions for Jesus


At this event I’ve gone in-depth on these metrics and the key elements for each of the 8 Systems that have the most impact on the health and growth of your church. If you’re not focusing yet on systems, I still have a couple of FREE resources for you below to get started TODAY.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. To really dive into the 8 Systems – and how to measure them – I invite you to pick up my FREE e-book, What Gets Measured. This is the perfect document to review with your staff at your next meeting. PLUS, at the same time you can register for my BRAND NEW FREE webinar, The Eight Systems of a Healthy Church.

Click here to get your FREE e-book, What Gets Measured!

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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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