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 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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