Nine Things I Know About Church Planting

In honor of today’s webinar on Top 3 Church Planting Mistakes (you are registered, right?  It’s free, click here), I want to share a summary of the Nine Things I Know About Church Planting – these lessons are from my coaching, writing and conferences with church planters – they also come out of my study of the New Testament Church.

I’m not being contrarian just to be so, but here they are:

•       Your call to start a church is the most critical factor to the church’s success

•       Don’t be afraid to raise funds from other churches

•       Build your church from the outside in

•       Don’t start with small groups or with a youth ministry

•       Use three to six monthly worship services to build up to weekly services

•       Don’t try to gather the churched; stay focused on the unchurched

•       In the beginning, resist the temptation to do everything

•       You can start a church much faster than you think

•       You can grow a church much faster than you think

I welcome your questions using the comments below.

For more on each of these check out The Launch Conference recorded live at a 2-day event in NYC – special pricing available this week only.  CLICK HERE and then enter the special code CPWEEK when you checkout to save $200.00 this week only.

More on Church Planting tomorrow.


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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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