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Ministry Tips from Nelson

  • Top characteristic of the Pastors of growing churches: They are learners.
  • Practice the Principle of Learn and Return: When you discover something that benefits the work of the Kingdom, share it with other leaders.
  • You are not in competition with the other pastors in your area or in your denomination. You are on the same team with them.
  • As you are open to raising up and equipping new leaders, you will be taking an active role in expanding God’s work beyond your doors.
  • Be on the lookout among key volunteers for those God may be planning to raise up to be pastors on your staff or to lead new churches.
  • Try to get involved in God’s bigger picture by raising up new leaders, investing in other pastors, and launching new churches.
  • 95% of your focus should be on building the church you’re called to; 5% on larger-scale ministry opportunities outside your doors.
  • Healthy, vibrant local churches are God’s greatest tool for evangelizing and discipling the world.

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. – 1 Timothy 4:13

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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