Think church growth can’t happen in your small town? meet Stan…

This week I’m celebrating a few of my coaching participants and how God is doing a great work in their churches through my 12-month Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.

I want you to see how God is using the network and I’d like for you to be a part of my final one, so TODAY I want to introduce you to another pastor friend – Stan Pegram.

One of the most common questions I hear about my coaching is something like this: “Your church is in New York City, but I’m in [insert small town here] – will your coaching help a church like mine?”

Well, Stan’s church is a great example of what God can do in a small town as we work together to implement and upgrade your church’s systems.

Stan is the Senior Pastor of BMZ Church (UMC) in Boscobel, Wisconsin, and a two-time Tele-Coaching participant – here’s what he shared recently about how the network has affected his church:

Over the past 20 months of Tele-Coaching, we’ve had our attendance climb from around 230 in worship to close to 350… in a town of 3,000 in rural southwest Wisconsin.

Stewardship = from September 2011 to September 2012 our general fund has risen 650% (seriously!). This has been since rolling out the new “Journey-style” envelopes in January 2012.

Giving options and being bold about stewardship as discipleship has had a huge impact. This climb in our giving and tithing will offer us many new opportunities to grow and reach more for Christ.

BTW – We also brought on a full-time associate pastor this past summer (full-time salary w/benefits) and our giving is increasing still!


What Stan and his church are experiencing are amazing. That’s a 52% growth in attendance and an unheard of 650% increase in giving… go God!

And don’t miss out on WHERE this is happening – in a town of 3,000!

That means Stan and his church have more than 10% of the town’s population attending their church on Sunday.

It’s results like this – in small, rural towns like Boscobel, Wisconsin; big cities like Manhattan; and in suburban areas all over the U.S. – that give me the desire to be your coach in 2013!

No matter where you’re located, my 12-month Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network is proven to bring about growth and health as you implement the systems and principles I’ll coach you through.

But there’s not much time left for you to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SIGN-UP period – Apply this week and you’ll save $600.00 on the network rate and receive over $1,925.00 in Bonuses!

You’ve probably heard that THIS IS MY FINAL 12-MONTH SENIOR PASTOR TELE-COACHING NETWORK before I retire it – it starts officially in late February.

Now, I want you to know…

– I’m not retiring this coaching network because it’s not working. No, God continues to bless this network. The average graduate of my coaching program sees a 20% increase in attendance and a 25% increase in giving – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

– I’m not retiring this coaching network because I no longer care about pastors, church growth or fill-in-the-blank (whatever rumors you may have heard). In fact, I’m more committed than ever to pastors and churches.

Let me be very clear: I WANT TO BE YOUR COACH IN 2013!

What else could you do over the next 12 months that would have a greater impact on your leadership, personal life and church than joining my coaching network?

I’m more committed to this final network than any that I’ve ever done. I plan to retire it with a bang!

So, will you prayerfully consider joining me for this final network? I’m doing three things to make it easy for you:

1) I’m opening it up to a few more pastors than normal (the early response has been incredible)

2) I’m returning to the original investment of the network when I started it – only $297 per month if you join NOW (the rate will go up after Jan 31).

3) I’ve simplified the application – you can complete it online in just a couple of minutes (no more having to dig thru five years of budget numbers – ha!)

For all the details of the network (what we cover, how it works, dates – which really don’t matter as most people listen to the replays, etc.) check out the P.S. below.

My desire to coach you over the next 12 months is born out of my desire to help you and your church experience the same type of growth and health that Stan’s church is experiencing.

So I hope you’ll pray and check out this link to read more and apply now:

Oh, and don’t forget, apply this week and you’ll receive the following additional Early Bird bonuses:

  • FREE membership in my Renegade Pastors Network – starting immediately when you’re accepted (includes over $813.00 in immediate bonuses!).
  • Your choice of two of my best-selling workshop resources FREE: “Planning Worship Services For Life Transformation” or “The Breaking Growth Barriers Workshop.” The value of each is $499.95, but you get one absolutely free for signing up early!
  • FREE Webinar Passes for all CLI Webinars between now and the February start of the network (up to a $147.00 value).

Again, your opportunity to lock in the lowest rate and receive ALL these bonuses expires on Thursday, Jan 31.

Senior Pastor, I’ll be watching for your application – let me know if you have any questions.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. Click below for all the details on this network, more testimonies and to Apply Today:

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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