Prayer Request – Launching The Journey – Boca Raton this Sunday

If you’ve been reading along this week, you know that this has been “Church Planting Week” on the blog.

There are a couple of reasons for that: 1) we had a huge church planting webinar on Tuesday (thanks again to the over 1,000 pastors/planters who attended), and 2) I’m in the middle of a powerful church planting week personally.

As many of you know, The Journey Church is in the process of launching a brand new campus in South Florida – in Boca Raton, to be exact (about an hour north of Miami).

I’ve been providing hands-on leadership to this new work and we’ve been using the same strategy that I teach in my book Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch.

We’ve been meeting monthly since last September and THIS SUNDAY, February 13, is our Grand Opening (aka: Launch Sunday).

So, I’m writing today with a reminder and a request.


No matter how well you’ve planned out the strategy, promoted to the community, prepared the systems and placed key people in important roles (all important)… Church Planting is, at its core, an act of complete dependence on God.

All of those steps are essential, but if God doesn’t open the hearts of the people in your (our) community, the process is just a colossal waste of time.

So, here’s my request:

Will you join me in praying for a powerful, life-changing, “only God” day on Sunday at The Journey Church – Boca Raton?

We’re praying to launch large – to officially begin the life of this new work healthier and stronger than anyone thinks possible.

Pray for a tremendous turnout and for open hearts to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Even as our team has been doing everything we can do to make Sunday a success, join us in praying for God to do what only He can do – to draw men and women to Himself and radically transform their lives!

Thanks so much for playing a part in what God is doing in South Florida through The Journey Church.

Oh, and tune in Monday for an update on how Sunday goes!

P.S. To learn all about the launch approach to church planting – and how you can launch a new church quicker and larger than conventional wisdom would lead you to believe, check out my resource, The Launch Conference on CD.

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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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