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January Leadership Briefing Call with Nelson Searcy, Kerrick Thomas and Jason Hatley
Jan 9
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern
Equipping Interview Call with Dr. Thom Rainer
Jan 16
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern
The 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference
Feb 27 - Mar 1
  Orlando, Florida


Win This Book!

Sharper Strokes: Living Smarter . . . Not Harder
by Harold Bullock (a $24.95 value)

Harold Bullock, aka “Mr. Wisdom,” is a pastor, author and speaker who will be sharing a talk on “Wisdom Through the Decades” at the Renegade Pastors Conference. This book shares practical guidelines for living out Biblical wisdom that are life-changing.

Must Respond by Friday, January 4th 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



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    on December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work. Take a moment to imagine what small groups will look like in your church once you have a thoughtful, effective system in place–once you can plan ahead for groups instead ... Read More The post Rethinking Small Group Strategy: The Flywheel Principle appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

  • Christmas Greetings from Titanium Coaching!
    on December 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

    From our ministry to yours, Merry Christmas! The distinguished group below are members of my highest level network – Titanium Coaching. If you want to be a part of Titanium, send me an email at and we’ll get the conversation started. Your partner in ministry, Nelson The post Christmas Greetings from Titanium Coaching! appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

  • Starts Today! FREE Preaching Calendar Webinar Replay
    on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I’m bringing it back by request — starting today you can attend one of the last six sessions of my Planning Your 2019 Preaching Calendar Webinar. This one-time replay is FREE for Senior Pastors but space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot. This has been our most popular webinar and I know the impact it will have ... Read More The post Starts Today! FREE Preaching Calendar Webinar Replay 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!

December 15
(1897) Birth of Donald McGavran
Father of the Modern-Day Church Growth Movement
December 16
(1714) Birth of George Whitefield
The Great Preacher of the First Great Awakening
December 18
(1909) Birth of W.A. Criswell
Former Megachurch Pastor and Leader of the Conservative Movement

Not yet a member?

Senior Pastors, You’re Invited to Pick Up The Renegade Pastor Book for Just $1.00 and Receive a FREE 60-Day “Test-Drive” of the Renegade Pastors Network ($198 value)!

Drawing from Nelson Searcy’s decades of church leadership experience, The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry is full of pastor-equipping, effectiveness-building insights and tools you never knew existed:

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!

Senior Pastors Only, Grab Your Copy Now – Just $1

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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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