What Pastors Dream About

I listen to my own sermons.  It’s painful, but I do it.  I do it because it helps me become a better speaker (late at night it also helps my insomnia).

Church Leader insights is about about to release a Sermon Series Kerrick Thomas (our Executive Pastor) and I did at The Journey Church entitled “Fully Engaged: The Power of a Committed Life,”  and last week I was listening to the messages.

As I listened to the message “Fully Engaged in My Church,”  I was reminded what I dream about.  In this message we challenged the people at The Journey to be fully engaged in our church by taking five actions:

  1. To take responsibility daily for my spiritual growth.
  2. To practice contentment in all areas of my life.
  3. To serve one hour a week in my church.
  4. To invite one friend a month to church with me.
  5. To bring the full tithe to God each week.

That’s what I dream about.  A church filled with people constantly becoming more and more engaged in our church because they are living out these five commitments.  We can’t make people become more committed, but we can dream, and we can work, and we can challenge them in clear and specific way to take steps each week to become more fully engaged.

Fully Engaged by Nelson SearcyI like the way The Apostle Paul said it;

“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” – Colossians 1:28-29

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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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