Monday Proflections – September 8, 2008

The fall ministry season has officially started and I’m more excited than ever about the next few months!  September to December is one of my favorite times of the year.  Here’s what’s happening with me and Church Leader Insights that may be of interest to you this week:

Monday – Our team @ The Journey will be focused on follow-up from yesterday’s Big Day with Kerry Shook. Check back here tomorrow for more on the day.

Tuesday – Watch your email for The Church Leader Insights Newsletter today (be sure info (at) is in your address book so it doesn’t go to spam).  Seven great articles in this newsletter and my latest book recommendations.  If you aren’t a subscriber to this free newsletter, use the box at the right to sign-up.

Wednesday – I’ll be in Tampa today (which will be hurricane-free I hope!) for my Tampa Coaching Network.  My next “in person” Coaching Networks will begin in January or February of 2009 – once again host in NYC and Tampa.  I hope to have the applications ready by the end of the month.  In the meantime, to be added to the priority wait list (you’ll be the first to get an application), just email cristina (at)

Thursday – A very busy day for me as I finalize the message for Sunday (yes, I do try to keep The Thursday Midnight Rule) and prep for Sunday’s Growth Group Leader Training.  But from 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT today I’ll be on the second call of my Tele-Coaching Network for Senior Pastors (the first meeting was incredible and I can’t wait for the second.  A great group of guys on this call!).

Friday – I’m taking the morning of this day as a study day.  I need to finalize some One Month to Live sermons and develop an outline for our Oct/Nov Financial Peace series.  This evening, I’ll be alone in the house with Alexander (he’s now 25 months old) as Kelley has a night of scrapbooking planned.  I don’t know what Kelley will be doing (seriously, I really don’t know what scrapbooking entails) but I know Alex and I will be doing a lot of jumping on the beds and watching Diego (Go, Diego, Go!).

Saturday – A rare Saturday Sabbath (Wednesday is my normal Sabbath) which probably means more jumping on the bed with Alex and even more Diego!

I love my job!  Make it a great week at your church….


P.S. I’ve received a lot of great questions recently via the Ask Nelson box at the right (just below my pic) and have been able to respond to most of them either directly or on the blog.  I love to get your questions!  Next week I may devote the entire blog to your questions so if you have something for me, send it over!

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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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