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 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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