The Missing Piece of Pastor (and Church) Growth: Accountability

In all my years of ministry experience (over 20 years now), I have met more pastors than I can begin to count.

And I’ve never once had a pastor come up to me and say:

“Nelson, my church isn’t growing and I don’t care.”

No, they’re all serious about God’s calling on their life, serious about reaching more people for Christ, and serious about making more disciples for God’s glory.

Yet this weekend, there are thousands of pastors who are discouraged, disheartened, disappointed, even disillusioned because the churches they’re leading are headed in the wrong direction.

Sometimes, these pastors simply need a little help – just some practical training or some fresh eyes to help them see the changes that need to be made to improve their church’s effectiveness.

That’s one of the reasons I founded Church Leader Insights (CLI): to provide resources and tools to help pastors maximize their leadership.  And we’ve got dozens of practical training resources available in the CLI Store.

But most of the time, the piece that’s missing in the growth and development of a pastor (and the subsequent church growth) is:


That’s right – a lot of pastors have what the Apostle Paul called “the desire to do what is good,” but often don’t have any mechanism in place to help them follow through on that desire.

And that is why I keep leading Coaching Networks.

In coaching over 1,000 Senior Pastors, I’ve found that the structure and support system that a Coaching provides is just the catalyst most pastors need to accelerate their learning and (more importantly) their implementation of the changes they know their churches need.

I’ve got a brand new Tele-Coaching Network for Senior Pastors starting up THIS THURSDAY, February 24 at 11:00am Eastern Time, and if you can relate to what I’ve shared in this post I want to invite you to apply.

The network is over 95% full, but I’ve got a few spots left.

Here’s what Bob Weber, Coaching Alum and Senior Pastor of Camden (AL) Baptist Church, had to say about his experience in the network:

Thanks for sharing Bob – and keep up the great work!

So how about you? Don’t let yourself become the “lid” on your church’s potential for growth.

Apply Now for my new Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network – it begins THIS THURSDAY.

To Apply Now in less than 10 minutes, click here:

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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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