Why Should You Study History? (Part 1)

A-Z-Conference-web-buttonIn preparation for my upcoming Church Growth and Evangelism A-Z Workshop, I want to give you my top reasons of why you should study history.  

Over the next few weeks, I will give you reasons why studying history can make a direct and positive impact on your ministry!

Reason #1:

Life is too short to not learn from experience.

It’s been said that there are only two ways that you learn. You learn from your own mistakes or you learn from the mistakes of others. I’ve certainly taught that in my coaching networks, but the problem with learning from your own mistakes is that you don’t have time to make them all yourself.

You have to learn from other’s mistakes. Other people have gone down the same path that you and I have gone down. Other people have dealt with similar problems that you and I have dealt with. I’m amazed at our modern times how people who are experts on a particular subject, know so little about the history of that subject.

Studying history helps us make wise decisions. If you want to make a wise decision, you get the input from God and you get the input from scripture and you get the input of others who traveled down that same path.

Be sure to watch for Part 2 next Tuesday!

You partner in ministry,


P.S. Want to learn more history to help further your ministry?

Join me in Orlando for two days focused completely on church growth: Church Growth and Evangelism A-Z Workshop on October 30-31, 2013. 

At this workshop you will:

  • Discover key principles from some of the greatest church-growth leaders and influences throughout history! 
  • Learn EVERYTHING about Church Growth, from A-Z – every key leader, every flagship church, every church-growth principle (even those that didn’t work)
  • Receive advice on practical next steps to implement in your church! 

Click here to register TODAY!  Hurry– Space is limited! 

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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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