Maximize Your Church By Maximizing Your Systems (Part 2 of 4)

In last week’s post, we talked about how using the systems that run your church can have the greatest impact possible in maximizing your church. But what exactly are these systems that hum beneath the church’s surface?

First, let’s define a system.

A system is any ongoing process that Saves You Stress, Time, Energy, and Money, and continues to produce results.

Good systems function under the surface to keep things running smoothly so that you can concentrate on more important priorities. For example, you don’t have to think about the fact that your neurological system is allowing you to read and process this information. That system is doing its job, or you wouldn’t be able to understand the words in front of you. If you began to see a decline in your cognitive ability — if all of a sudden you couldn’t remember or analyze information in the way you always have — you would have to deal with the stress of knowing something was wrong and put a lot of time, energy and money into figuring out where the breakdown was happening. You may not be aware of a system when it’s running well, but there is no mistaking when something isn’t working like it should.

The same is true in your church. Since the church is a body, it follows that the church also has systems working beneath the surface.

Tune in next week as I identify the eight specific systems that work beneath the surface of every church.

Click here to read Part 1 of this series.

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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 80 church growth resources and 15+ 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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