Multiply Your Impact Strategically (Part 4 of 4)

For the conclusion of this four-part series on Advanced Strategic Concepts, I want to wrap things up with the below key related law.

The Law of Spiritual Readiness: God will never give us more than we are prepared to receive.

I’ve seen this happen many times over — Your level of preparation is directly linked to the number of people God will send to your church.

If you don’t prepare while you are waiting for the harvest, you are essentially undercutting the future crop that God wants to bring you. God has given every single one of us a responsibility and a commission to prepare for the harvest. Here’s an example:

One time I was planning to do an evangelistic push at The Journey that involved a free gift. I was going to give a gift — a new book I had been recommending — to everyone who brought a friend with them the next week. In preparation, we went out and bought 200 of the books. Guess how many guests we had? 186. What if we had only bought 100 books? I venture to say that we would have had less than 100 guests. On the other hand, what if we had bought 400 books? I’m convinced that God would have brought us even more first-timers. We prepare and plan — and then trust that God will bring the increase.

Take a first step today to apply one of these principles to your ministry. Your plan to be a better leader — your preparation now — puts you in a good position for God’s blessing!

Click here to read the first installment of this series.

Click here to read the second installment of this series.

Click here to read the third installment of this series.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. – To learn more on Strategic Concepts, click here to check out my resource on the subject.

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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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