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

In last week’s third post of this blog series, I shared the first four systems that hum beneath every church’s surface.

To recap, a system is defined as any ongoing process that Saves You Stress, Time, Energy, and Money, and continues to produce results. You can maximize your church by maximizing the systems that work beneath the surface.

Here are the remaining four church systems:

(5) the ministry system,
(6) the stewardship system,
(7) the leadership system, and
(8) the strategic system.

Each of these systems is present in your church, whether it is healthy and active or not. If you want to change your results in any area, change the corresponding system in cooperation with the Holy Spirit.

The eight systems of the church are interconnected. None of them can stand alone. And because a church is a living entity, the well-developed systems run whether you are thinking about them or not. Just as you breathe while you sleep, strong systems operate without constant supervision. Still, to make sure all of your church’s systems are running correctly, you need to keep a finger on the pulse of each one. If you are disinterested or lazy about growing and maintaining your systems, they won’t produce the results you want. They will atrophy from lack of use.

There are simple ways to foster the full potential of your systems — and thereby the full redemptive potential of your church — no matter what stage each one is currently in. Whether your church is like a brand-new baby, just starting the journey of growth, or like a robust adult in the prime of life, its eight systems are in place, waiting to be maximized for life-changing results.

Click here to read Part 1 of this series.

Click here to read Part 2 of this series.

Click here to read Part 3 of this series.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. – to learn more about the eight systems and how to implement them in your church, click here to see my resource The Systems Seminar Package.

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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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