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FREE Planning Your 2019 Preaching Calendar Webinar
Nov 13 - Nov 15
11:00am OR 2:00pm Eastern
The 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference
Feb 27 - Mar 1
  Orlando, Florida


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From Jerusalem to Timbuktu: A World Tour of the Spread of Christianity
by Brian C. Stiller (a $16.00 value)

This is on Nelson’s Best Books list and he says by far the best church history book that he’s read this year. Stiller identifies the five key factors that have shaped the global advance of the gospel. We were inspired to select this missions-focused book by this month’s Church Growth Champion, William Carey, the “Father of Modern Missions.”

Must Respond by Friday, November 2nd 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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    Today’s guest post comes to us from Joe McKeever for Here are the first 10 tips for church leaders: 1. In all the world, there are only three Christians who love change; none of them are in your church. 2. When you speak before an unfamiliar group, be careful what you say because you never know who is listening ... Read More The post 100 Tips for Leaders That Everyone in Ministry Should Know appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

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    on October 18, 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.  What would the church look like if we all got serious about our focus, eliminating the misguided ideas and habits bogging us down? Imagine if each one of us made a commitment ... Read More The post Become a Church of Small Groups appeared first on Church Leader Insights.…

  • 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference – New Speaker Announced!
    on October 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I’m excited to announce that Pat Williams will be joining our all-star line-up of speakers for the 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference! Pat is a co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and one of America’s top Christian motivational speakers. A basketball Hall-of-Famer, he was named one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. He is credited with drafting Shaquille ... Read More The post 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference – New Speaker Announced! 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!

October 20
(1932) Birth of Elmer L. Towns
Master Teacher of Church Growth; Co-Founder Liberty University
(2016) Death of Dr. C. Peter Wagner
First Professor of Church Growth
October 22
(1879) Anniversary of R.A. and Clara Torrey
19th Century Evangelist; Founder BIOLA
October 25
(1928) Death of R.A. Torrey
19th Century Evangelist; Founder BIOLA

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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!

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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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