Two Types of Sermons Series To Help Your People


Yesterday, I mentioned on my blog the “Attract” Sermons Series (click here to read that post).  Today, I want to share with you two more types of sermon series that will help bring about a more well-rounded preaching plan.

A Growth Sermon Series:

The Growth Sermon Series in your message lineup are those series that can make the biggest impact on the lives of those who attend. They are the message series that tie in most completely with the life of your church (with the small groups, the missions and ministry opportunities, etc.).

These series receive the most promotion and are strategically placed during the times of the year when your church has the highest attendance and the greatest opportunity for growth. These are the series that you wait all year for and which take people to the next step in their spiritual lives.

Here are some examples of some of our Growth Sermon Series at The Journey: “The New Testament Challenge,” “40 Days with Jesus,” and “The Creed” (a study of the Apostles’ Creed).

These message series are good at bringing people into relationships with Christ, increasing baptisms, growing membership, increasing numbers in ministry and mission. A lot of work goes into making these possible…because the series extends into every area of your church’s life.

A Balance Sermon Series:

The Balance Sermon Series in your message lineup bring balance to your overall teaching by allowing you to touch on areas or topics that you missed or were weak on during other parts of the year.

These are the messages that allow you to address specific issues or felt needs that do not always require an entire series and were not addressed in an earlier series. These issues need to be taught on, but you do not want to focus on them for an extended series.

The Balance Series might also be a series whose messages do not build on each other from week to week (where the messages are only held together loosely by an overlying theme or question) or a single message on a special day (for instance, The Journey has had a “Real Men’s Day” on Father’s Day before).

Here are some examples of some of our Balance Sermon Series at The Journey: “Forward in Faith,” “Accelerate: 5 Habits to Accelerate My Spiritual Growth” and “The Games of Life: Succeeding Where It Matters Most.”

Your partner in ministry,


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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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