Tomorrow: FREE Live Webcast on Maximizing Your Online Easter Services

Hey – we’re counting down to a big event tomorrow…I’ll be speaking to you LIVE online during a 6 in 60 Webcast on 6 Big Ideas in 60min (or less) on Maximizing Your Online Easter Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic. I hope you can join me tomorrow for this critical FREE training that will affect what you do in the … Read More


Sandra OlivieriChurch Growth, Church Systems, Leadership, Ministry, Preaching, Uncategorized

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What you need most at a time like this…($19 Leadership Skills)

$19 Leadership Skills

More than ever before, you’re being tested now as a church leader. Critical times like these call for next-level leadership. Challenging times like these are exactly when you need to focus on growing as a leader — to lead your church through this crisis and beyond. One of the best things you could be doing right now is to focus … Read More


Sandra OlivieriChurch Growth, Church Systems, Leadership, Uncategorized

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McGavran Monday: A Universal Truth

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “A Church Growth principle is a universal truth which, when properly interpreted and applied, contributes significantly to the growth of  churches and denominations. It is a truth of God which leads his church to spread his Good News, plant church after church, and increase his Body.” … Read More


Nelson SearcyBooks, Church Growth, Leadership

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Secrets & Strategies from the Ten Most Influential Churches

My mentor, Dr. Elmer Towns has a challenge for you – to become an influential pastor.  So where do you start, and just what does that mean, to be truly influential in ministry? Well, shaping the future starts with an understanding of the past.  I have the privilege of introducing you to someone who has been an eyewitness to key events in church history from … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership

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$14 Weekend Sale – Prepare Now to Grow in 2015

Hard to believe it’s almost the end of the year already! I like to carve out some time each year (in between Christmas services, family activities, school programs, etc.) to intentionally put together a plan for how I will keep growing over the next 12 months. And since growing churches are led by growing leaders (and I want your church … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Ministry

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Quotes of the Week – Best of Twitter

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 … Read More


Nelson SearcyGrowth Barriers, Leadership

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12 Lessons I’ve Learned About Church Growth

Today’s guest post comes from Rick Langford, Pastor at Landmark Worship Center in Lafayette, LA and long-time member of my Renegade Pastors Network. Rick shares a few secrets to church growth that he has picked up from years in ministry. It’s a solid list – read on!   I have been privileged to serve as pastor of three churches. 28 years as a Senior Pastor will teach you … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership

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12 Findings from Church Health Surveys

Today’s guest post is from Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern University. Dr. Lawless presents a fascinating study on church health and how churches perceive themselves in several areas (including a few of the key church systems we champion here at Church Leader Insights). More than 15 years ago, Dr. Thom Rainer and I … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Systems

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