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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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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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