Upcoming FREE Webinars

The FREE Introduction to Church Systems Webinar
Grow your church through healthy systems! Like the human body, your church body functions best (and as intended) with optimized and healthy systems. By identifying and upgrading your church’s systems you’ll be able to reach more people and make stronger disciples. Join Nelson Searcy for this FREE, 75-minute webinar to discover all eight of your church’s systems and how you can begin to make each of them more effective for greater health and growth.
The FREE Top 3 Growth Barriers Webinar
There are three growth barriers that every church faces regardless of size. They’re the most common and yet they’re the most paralyzing. Through this brand new webinar, I will help you identify these barriers and give you practical next steps that you can take next week to break through each barrier.
The FREE Top 3 Staffing Mistakes Webinar

Learn to Staff Your Church for Growth!

Nothing keeps pastors awake at night more than church staffing issues. Navigating the landmines of recruiting, hiring, managing and “de-hiring” is enough to induce insomnia in even the most exhausted church leader.

Join Nelson Searcy for this FREE, 75-minute webinar to learn to identify and avoid each of the three most common staffing mistakes pastors make.

The Top 3 Skills for Executive or Associate Pastors Webinar

Kerrick wants to share with you 3 of the most important skills that have made his time as Executive Pastor at The Journey Church successful, fulfilling and enjoyable.

Serving as an Executive or Associate Pastor is one of the most challenging and important staff positions in the local church today. It seems like you have to know everything, do everything and be everything… and all the while no one notices you unless you mess up!

Meet Dr. Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. By God's grace, he identified and developed the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church® that he has used to coach over 3,500 churches in the US and around the world to adapt those eight systems to their unique ministry fields, resulting in great health and growth.

Nelson regularly coaches pastors online and in-person through the Church Leader Insights and Renegade Pastors Network ministries that he founded. He also leads several annual pastor in-person conferences and online training events. In ministry for more than 25 years, 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 20+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry, The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research.

He is a longtime student of church history, especially mastering the areas of evangelism and church growth. He divides his time between NYC and South Florida. He battled Stage 4 cancer and has been cancer-free since 2018, praise God! He has an amazing wife, Kelley, and a teenage son, Alexander, who continues to grow in so many ways.