Yeah, But I Can’t Make Those Changes In My Church

In coaching over 1,000 Senior Pastors over the last few years (and interacting with tens of thousands more), I’ve observed a number of major misconceptions that hold back pastors and the churches they lead from reaching their full redemptive potential.

And perhaps the most limiting of these misconceptions is the illusion of a lack of control.

The average pastor in America – as much as it pains me to write this – doesn’t feel like his leadership makes much of a difference.

Whether it’s a rigid church structure, a fear of losing his job, or even just the perception that he doesn’t have enough credibility, many pastors effectively throw up their arms and resolve themselves that this is “just the way it is” when it comes to their church.

And the consequences of this attitude can (at least in part) be seen in the thousands of stagnant, declining, and dying churches scattered throughout the country…

Not to mention the hundreds of pastors who walk away from the ministry disillusioned each year.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Pastor, your leadership matters!

  • Maybe you can’t change everything, but you can change some things.
  • Maybe you can’t change the style of worship, but you can change the way you plan and prepare for your services.
  • Maybe you don’t have authority to make all the financial decisions, but you can preach on stewardship and make incremental changes (like new offering envelopes and improved follow-up).
  • And so on…

Don’t fall into the trap that you’re helpless to lead your church to greater growth and health!

Here’s a quick video from Eric Norris, Coaching Alum and Lead Pastor of Real Life Church in Manhattan, Kansas.

He shares some of the changes that he’s been able to implement at his church:

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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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