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Ministry Tips from Nelson

  • Remember: One day you’ll present your flock to the Good Shepherd as the evidence of your work on this earth.
  • Accountability leads to protection. Know what you expect of volunteers and lay leaders, and hold them accountable to those expectations.
  • The best way to protect your people is to set up checkpoints of accountability for those climbing the ranks of leadership in your church
  • Protecting your flock may be your greatest responsibility as a shepherd. Take intentional steps to protect those entrusted to you.
  • How should you feed your flock? Teach them the Bible, lead them to pray and get them involved in small groups with other believers.
  • If you fail to connect your people to significant ministry, you are robbing them of the opportunity to grow.
  • Help every person in your flock identify and get plugged into a volunteer role where he or she can flourish and the church can benefit.
  • God wants all of your people to be actively engaged, serving in an area of ministry he has gifted them for.
  • As the shepherd of your flock, it’s your responsibility to keep the evangelistic temperature of your church boiling hot.

 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. – John 12:26

God’s best to you,


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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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