Sometimes you gotta pull away

If you’ve listened to my Developing A One Year Personal Growth Plan resource then you know I’m a big fan of pulling away.  Pulling away for a time of relaxation, recovery and renewal.  There are several key times to pull away, including:

– Every week (your sabbath)

– Every year (your vacation)

– After a busy ministry season

This last one is what I’m doing.  We’ve been running hard without much of a break since well before Easter so Kelley and I are pulling away for a five day weekend.  We are heading out to Los Angeles and the grandparents are keeping Alexandar (who is almost two years old btw).

Virgin AtlanticI’m flying from JFK to LAX at 7:30pm today on Virgin Atlantic.  It’s a brand new airline in the area that promises to overcome some of the many challenges facing fliers like me and you (larger seats, better service, less stress, electrical outlets in the seats and wireless internet access coming soon).  So far, I have to say I’m very impressed with the treatment I’ve received!  I’ll let you know how I feel after the 6 hour flight.

Big Question: When are you scheduled to pull away? By yourself?  With only your spouse?  With only your family?  You gotta pull away sometimes (if I recall, even Jesus modeled it!).

Gotta run, I’m going to go pull an “Aladdin Factor” and see if I can get upgraded to First Class . . . you don’t know if you don’t ask!

Nelson Searcy

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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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