Our Recent Church Planting Conference (pics)

Church planters from NYC to Nigeria joined our CLI team last week in New York for hands-on training on “launching large.” Our Executive Pastor at The Journey Church, Kerrick Thomas, led this one-day event where we shared the latest, proven strategies on launching and growing an effective church plant.

It was a one-of-a-kind event full of practical, “how-to” instruction for pastors looking to start a new church.

Here are a couple pictures from the conference:


If you weren’t able to attend, you can still find helpful strategies and tools by picking up a copy of my book Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch.

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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 80 church growth resources and 15+ 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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