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Titanium Coaching Live with Nelson Searcy
Jul 23 - Jul 24
  Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
2018 Church Systems Check-up & Boot Camp
Jul 25 - Jul 27
  Orlando, Florida
August Leadership Briefing Call with Nelson Searcy, Kerrick Thomas and Jason Hatley
Aug 8
2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern
August Equipping Interview Call with Gary McIntosh on his book Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a FIT CHURCH
Aug 15
2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern


Win This Book!

Becoming a Welcoming Church
by Thom S. Rainer (a $12.99 value)

This month’s book giveaway will help you with Assimilation, which is one of the eight systems of a healthy church. It’s one of Nelson’s recommended Best Books of 2018 so far!

Must Respond by Friday, August 3rd to Enter!


1- I WILL FOLLOW MY LORD: Am I valuing my relationship with God above all other relationships? Matt. 6:33; Mark 8:34; Phil. 1:21-24
2- I WILL LOVE MY FAMILY: Am I sacrificing my family on the altar of ministry? Matt. 19:4-6; Eph. 5:25-33; Eph. 6:4
3- I WILL FULFILL MY CALLING: Am I using my gifts and abilities to become all that God has called me to be? 1 Tim. 3:1-7; 1 Pet. 5:1-4
4- I WILL MANAGE MY TIME: Am I in control of my most limited commodity? Ps. 39:4-5; Eph. 5:15-17
5- I WILL SHEPHERD MY FLOCK: Am I effectively leading, feeding and protecting the sheep under my care? Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 5:2-4
6- I WILL MAXIMIZE MY CHURCH: Am I doing everything I can to lead my church for maximum impact? Matt. 10:16; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Cor. 3:7-8
7- I WILL EXPAND GOD’S KINGDOM: Am I leading my church to reach its full redemptive potential? Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 10:2; 2 Tim. 4:5



  • Calvin on Joy and Suffering
    on July 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

    “You must to submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.” – John Calvin, Leading Figure of the Swiss Reformation The post Calvin on Joy and Suffering appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

  • Worship: Why What We Sing Matters
    on July 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    What does worship have to do with following Christ? Everything. When God wired the human brain, He did some amazing things. Studies have shown a significant connection between music and memory. Doctors are learning more every day about the ways our brain engages when we sing or listen to music. We already know this. It’s why we teach our children ... Read More The post Worship: Why What We Sing Matters appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

  • Larger Small Groups are More Effective
    on July 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

      “Sometimes small groups can be too small. Groups with seven members or fewer are difficult to lead and more likely to fail, while groups of twelve to fifteen  are more effective at fostering healthy relationships and encouraging spiritual growth. Many leaders mistakenly think that larger groups lose their intimacy, make meaningful relationships harder to cultivate, and frustrate members who ... Read More The post Larger Small Groups are More Effective appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

Church Growth Champions

As a Renegade Pastor, you have access to a library of FREE reports from Nelson that celebrate church growth champions!

Take note of these important dates in the history of church growth. Then access your hub to read more about their contribution to ministry today!

July 28
(1727) Anniversary of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards
America's First and Most Pre-eminent Pastor-Theologian
August 5
(1994) Anniverary of Nelson and Kelley Searcy
Pastor, Author and Founder of Church Leader Insights
August 8
(1922) Anniversary of Donald and Mary McGavran
Father of the Modern-Day Church Growth Movement

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Along with your book purchase, you will receive a FREE 60-Day “Test Drive” of Nelson Searcy’s Renegade Pastors Network ($198.00 value), which includes a private membership hub where you can access ministry news and insights, live teachings from Nelson and over $813.20 of his best-selling church growth resources. It’s the perfect complement to the book!

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Meet Dr. Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, serving in ministry for more than 25 years and consulting with churches around the world.

As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 50,000 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. For more accelerated growth, pastors also participate in Nelson’s Senior Pastor, Evangelism, Stewardship, Assimilation and Advanced Coaching networks.

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 85 church growth resources and 15+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, The Renegade Pastor's Guide to Time Management.

Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. He divides his time between NYC and South Florida. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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