How to Celebrate and Raise the Value of Baptism in Your Church

There are very few activities as a pastor that are more exciting than Baptism. Seeing new believers “go public” with their faith in Jesus and celebrating the change He’s making in their lives is amazing. So to help you raise the value of Baptism and celebrate it in your church, here’s a tip… Make a Baptism video and show it … Read More


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How To Get Creative With Outreach This Summer

Summer is one of the best times of the year to reach out to the community around you.  The weather and the relaxed mindset open doors that stay closed during other months – literally.  Everyone is out and about. Your potential attenders are throwing Frisbees in the park, making small talk at baseball games and mingling on the closest beach.  … Read More


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Make Mother’s Day a BIG DAY at Your Church – 50% Off The Ignite Seminar this Week!

In all the excitement of Easter last month, I don’t want you to miss out on one of the best possible “bounce back” opportunities for your Easter guests… MOTHER’S DAY (Sunday, May 12)! Historically, Mother’s Day has been a natural draw because mothers want to attend church with their family – even those who rarely (if ever) attend. At The … Read More


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3 Easy Ways to Attract the Right People to Your Church (and repel the wrong ones!)

Gabe Kolstad here – multi-time Advanced Coaching Alumni with Nelson and Senior Pastor of Westside Community Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Everyone’s welcome, but not everyone is equally interested.  You love everyone, but you can’t help everyone equally.  Depending on the “draw” of your church certain people will be more likely to show up and stick. Three ways to attract the people … Read More


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Over 100 Baptisms in 3 Weeks! Plus FREE Webinar Recording

There is nothing more exciting to me than celebrating Baptism!  I love the imagery, the public profession of faith and the tangible picture of lives transformed by Jesus. That’s why just last week I led a series of brand new webinars called “7 Ways to Increase Your Baptisms” (more on that below – including how you can watch a free … Read More


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How to Encourage New Believers in Evangelism – CLI Newsletter Rewind

Did you read your February Church Leader Insights Newsletter? Each month I send out the latest and best thinking on Church Growth, Evangelism, Leadership, Church Planting, and more – the best church leadership content I can find – designed to help you lead your church to greater health and growth. And the best part…. It’s absolutely FREE! (click here to … Read More


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What are the Top 3 Barriers to Church Growth? #3 – Sharing

Today I want to wrap up a series of posts about the Top 3 Growth Barriers that all churches face, regardless of size. As a quick reminder, I’ll be teaching this (and a lot more) LIVE in Seattle today, then San Francisco and Los Angeles this week – click here for more info. But for those of you who can’t … Read More


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Don’t Be the (Evangelism) Bottleneck

by Nelson Searcy and Tommy Duke Evangelism is one of the purposes of the church that we recognize as a high priority – I rarely hear from a Pastor who isn’t trying to reach more people for Christ. But sometimes, Pastors and their churches appear to be doing and saying all the right things, but they’re seeing little (if any) … Read More


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