What is a Renegade Pastor?

What exactly is a renegade pastor?

A renegade is someone who has abandoned average in favor of excellence.  He is a rebel with a purpose– someone who rises up RP-Book-3Dagainst resistance, mediocrity, and conformity.  A renegade is not a lawbreaker.  He’s is not contrarian for contrarianism’s sake.  He is not looking for a fight with other church leaders, but with the devil himself.  He’s not critical or cynical, but analytical in his thinking about what works in life and ministry and what doesn’t.  

A renegade pastor is obedient to the Word of God and passionately abandoned for the Kingdom.  He has made a decision to step out of the status quo and get back to the business of reflecting God’s glory in every aspect of his life.

On an individual level, the renegade pastor is someone who lives in a state of faithful pro-activity.  The renegade pastor is a hard worker, but he knows how to work efficiently and manage his time for maximum benefit.  He has quality relationships with his spouse, his children, and his close friends.  They don’t feel cheated by the church.

A renegade understands the importance of personal growth, so he is always learning.  He knows how to identify godly goals and pursue them.

And, unlike the average pastor, the renegade has peace about his life and work.  He experiences the fulfillment that comes with the role God has called him to. 

So how do you bridge the gap between being average and going renegade?  The answer is in the commitments you choose to make.  

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P.S. Get back to the business of reflecting God’s glory in every aspect of your life! Join me on a mission to abandon average and reclaim a life of impact and excellence.  Are you ready to go Renegade? 

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It’s no accident that this book – “The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry” – shares the same name as one of my central coaching networks. The ideas in this book were first introduced and molded through the real-life work of transforming average ministries into renegade missions that truly glorify God and His Kingdom.

What I’ve learned through years of working with other pastors in my networks, is a simple but profound truth – as I share in The Renegade Pastor book: “If you want to grow a healthy church and have a happy personal life, look at what the average pastor is doing and do the opposite.”

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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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