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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 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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