The Power of Reflection (Part 3 of 4)

Last week in part 2 of this series I mentioned how I’d once heard that failure is a few errors in judgement repeated every day.

To stop this cycle of failure, you need time to reflect.

I shared when to reflect and this week I want to share some key areas to reflect on.checklist

In no particular order:

Physical Health – Schedule an annual physical. You’ve got to have drive and clarity of thought if you’re going to fulfill your calling.

Spiritual Health – Are you closer to God today than you were at the beginning of the year?

Relational health. How are you doing in relating to those you are closest to: your spouse, children, family, co-workers, friends?

Financial health. You don’t have to be an expert but keep an eye on your financial statements.

Personal growth / career health. Are we fulfilling our calling? Are we investing in ourselves? How did we do as pastors over the previous year?

Church health. This is where we stand back and look at healthy systems, where our church needs work, and at the previous year in our church.

Tune in next week for the final installment in this four part series.

Your partner in ministry,


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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 80 church growth resources and 15+ 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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