Welcome to the Renegade Pastors Network

Welcome to the Renegade Pastors Network

Renegade Pastor Coaching LevelsRenegade Pastor Coaching Levels

Your Path to Abandoning Average and Maximizing Growth in Your ChurchYour Path to Abandoning Average and Maximizing Growth in Your Church

Discover Your Level

Complete this quick form to immediately see which Renegade Pastors coaching level you are in - Silver, Gold, Platinum or Titanium:

We are pleased to guide you through the brand new Renegade Pastors Coaching Membership — and the benefits that await you when you move to the next level.

Coaching is at the heart of what we do for pastors. Nelson Searcy launched the Renegade Pastors Network to help you as a church leader abandon average in your life and ministry.

Every coaching level with Nelson has this critical philosophy as its foundation —

“If you want to grow a healthy church and have a happy personal life, look at what the average pastor is doing and do the opposite.”

Each coaching level falls under the “Renegade Pastors Network” umbrella followed by a designation of Silver, Gold, Platinum or Titanium. No matter where you are in your ministry, no matter where you start on the coaching ladder, you will have a clear path to growing as a church leader, and how you can continually move up based on your current coaching needs.

Click the tabs to get an overview of each level or click the Next button below to start at the Silver level.

Renegade Pastor Coaching Silver LevelRenegade Pastor Coaching Silver LevelRenegade Pastor Coaching Silver LevelRenegade Pastor Coaching Silver LevelRENEGADE PASTOR SILVER
The Foundational Level.

Open to all Pastors, Church Planters and Ministers

Renegade Pastor Silver is the foundational network — you will carry these monthly benefits forward to each coaching level.


At the heart of the Silver level is a focus on abandoning average to fulfill your calling, while achieving personal growth and ministry-life balance; includes two monthly group coaching calls.

At the heart of the Silver level is a focus on abandoning average to fulfill your calling, while achieving personal growth and ministry-life balance; includes two monthly group coaching calls.

Your Benefit Detail

Monthly LIVE Leadership Briefing Call with LIVE Q&A
Your don’t-miss call with Nelson, jam-packed with the latest leadership lessons, encouragements, challenges and pitfalls to avoid.

Monthly Equipping Interview Call
A one-hour interview call with key pastors, writers, theologians and secular thought leaders.

Membership Welcome Kit upon joining

  • 7 Commitments of a Renegade Pastor Resource (7 CDs)
  • Two classic Church Growth Champions reports
  • Immediate Coaching Hub access
  • Selected book by Nelson Searcy
  • Renegade Pastor T-shirt
  • 7 Commitments pocket card
  • And much more!

Mailed Monthly Bonus Kit featuring:

  • 16+ page printed ‘all content’ newsletter
  • 6x per year Church Growth Champions biographical report
  • 6x per year Renegade Pastors in-depth book summaries
  • Monthly Growth Points feature with Dr. Gary McIntosh
  • MP3 Audio Files of both the Leadership Briefing and Equipping Interview Calls

Monthly Resource Giveaway Contest

Online Private Membership Hub Access
In your password-protected membership site, you’ll have access to exclusive benefits like recordings of the monthly calls, members bonus kit archives, in-depth book summaries and more!

Note: Silver members also maintain hub access to all higher-level network sessions completed during a continuous active membership in a coaching network (i.e., if you downgrade from Gold to Silver but maintain an overall active membership in the transition, you will keep all Gold sessions active in your online hub as long as you remain a Silver member or higher).

Exclusive Renegade Pastors email access to contact Nelson Searcy and the team

VIP support from RPN team via email and phone

Exclusive Access to Renegade Pastor Webinars

Annual 3-Day Renegade Pastors Conference – exclusively for members and their spouse/guests

Renegade Pastor rate for all live events, including Church Systems Checkup and Boot Camp

30% or More Discount on All New or Existing Resources

But you may ask: Why call this broad and impactful network “Silver”?

The answer: When Nelson first launched the Renegade Pastors Network, it was designed to support the higher level networks. It was never meant to be a network with no upward movement.

Nelson never meant for any Renegade Pastor to stay at the Silver level and miss out on his practical, hands-on, growth-accelerating training that happens at the next levels.

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The Growth-Accelerating Level.

Open to Senior Pastors, Church Planters, Campus Pastors and future Lead Pastors

Renegade Pastor Gold level is a growth-accelerating network for those Senior Pastors who are serious about leading their church to its full redemptive potential.

Nelson chose Gold for this network because it's proven to be the "keystone" to everything God does through our coaching process. If someone never completes this level, they never really experience all that God can do for them and their church through our coaching ministry.


At the heart of the Gold level is an in-depth focus through 12 monthly coaching sessions on the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church to break through the barriers keeping you from growing.

At the heart of the Gold level is an in-depth focus through 12 monthly coaching sessions on the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church to break through the barriers keeping you from growing.

On-Demand, Online Coaching
Available now via a new on-demand, online module format, where you can participate at your convenience each month. Led by Nelson Searcy, this network is based on the 8 Systems of a Healthy Church that he has identified and taught to thousands of churches, through books, resources and live events. You’ll receive 12 online sessions over the course of this network that you can fully participate in anytime. And unlike other networks, you’ll receive both the audio and video. You can access each session through your private Coaching Hub.

You Will Discover And Implement The Eight Systems In Your Church

We will cover each of my eight systems of a healthy church plus issues related to personal development, time management and growth barriers. Here is an outline of what we will cover:

SYSTEMS OVERVIEW:
After gaining a more thorough understanding of each of the Eight Systems of a Healthy Church, you can immediately start evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your church. You’ll be able to develop a clear and easy-to-implement plan for the rest of your coaching experience.
ASSIMILATION:
Nelson will give you immediate next steps that you can take this Sunday to reach and keep more first-time guests in your church. These simple “Big Rocks” will have you seeing immediate results!
STEWARDSHIP PART 1:
Stewardship is a big system! In this first part of two, Nelson will give you the basic steps that you can take to implement a healthy Stewardship System that is focused on discipleship as the ultimate goal.
EVANGELISM PART 1:
You will learn how to create “Big Days” in your church and how to maximize your preaching through a One-Year Preaching Calendar. This session will immediately relieve your stress of having to plan and prepare from week to week.
EVANGELISM PART 2:
In this second session on Evangelism, Nelson will help you create a culture of Evangelism in your church. If your church has been stagnant for years or is experiencing explosive growth, Nelson will give you the tools necessary to raise the evangelistic temperature of your church.
SMALL GROUPS:
100% participation – that is the goal of this session. What can you do in your Sunday School or Small Groups Ministry that will help you get 100% participation? In this session, Nelson will share how The Journey (and numerous coaching alumni) consistently exceed that goal, regardless of denomination, location or background!
WORSHIP PLANNING:
Regardless of your music, creative elements or traditions, Nelson will give you “Seven Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Worship Service.” PLUS, he’ll share four evaluation questions you can ask yourself and/or your staff every Monday so that you can improve Sunday after Sunday.
STEWARDSHIP PART 2:
In this advanced session on Stewardship, Nelson will give you time-tested tools that have consistently helped coaching alumni increase their offerings by 27%! Plus, you’ll learn five stewardship decisions every pastor should make to lead an effective Stewardship System.
MINISTRY:
Nelson will give you an effective plan to help increase the number of volunteers in your church. You’ll also learn how to “Create a First Serve” opportunity that will motivate your people to serve.
LEADERSHIP and STAFFING:
Staffing can bring the greatest joys and the greatest headaches as you lead your church. Nelson will guide you on avoiding the multiple landmines in leading your staff. Even if you don’t have any staff, these are practical steps that you can take to lead your key leaders.
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP:
You will learn how to create a simple and practical personal growth plan that will help you enjoy your days off, take consistent vacations (where you’re not distracted by ministry) and be more effective each day in your ministry.
STRATEGY:
In this session, Nelson will help you create a church strategy utilizing all the tools that you’ve accumulated during the network. You’ll evaluate the health of each system in your church and what you can do to take them to the next level.

Blueprint
PLUS, you’ll receive a “Coaching Blueprint” that gives you specific next steps. There are “Getting Started” next steps that will help you implement the very basics of the system, an “Intermediate Blueprint” that will guide you to
implement beyond the basics, and for Coaching Alumni there is an “Accelerated Blueprint” that will help you go even further with each system!

Exclusive Benefits
As a Gold member, you receive all the Silver level benefits as well as the growth-accelerating Gold-level only exclusives like special mailings, CDs, priority contact with me and Gold-only discount — in addition to your monthly online systems training.

Automatic Upgrade to Platinum
Plus, after completing 12 months at the Gold level, you are automatically upgraded to the next level, Platinum and we do our first deep dive into Assimilation (or another system should you prefer).

Your Benefit Detail

All Silver Benefits Plus:

  • 12 Monthly Senior Pastor Focused Online Coaching sessions
  • 4 Times Per Year Special Gold Mailing
  • All Bonus Kit features from Silver plus CDs of the Leadership and Briefing calls
  • Exclusive Gold Level Email Address for Faster Response and Access
  • Priority Q&A on All Calls and webinars
  • Coaching Hub Access to 6 months of Non-Coaching Session Archives
  • Gold Only Discounts for Live Events and Webinars
  • Special Meals and Breaks at Live Events (where available)
  • Lowest VIP Rate for New Resource Releases
  • Automatic Upgrade to Platinum (at current Gold rate) Upon Completion of 12 core sessions
  • Plus much more!
Break Through the Barriers Keeping You from Growing:
Upgrade Today to Renegade Pastors Network - Gold
Your Renegade Pastor Coaching Options
(Every Level Includes Silver Benefits)
Your Coaching Path to Continuous Growth

Silver
 

$99

Per Month

.

Platinum Only

$297

Per Month

Upgrade Now!

Gold & Platinum

$397

Per Month

Upgrade Now!

Titanium
 

$599

Per Month

Contact Me!

Click here for Terms & Conditions

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The In-Depth System-Specific Level.

Open to All Pastors, Campus Pastors, Church Planters and Church Leaders (laity and ordained)

The Renegade Pastor Gold level goes further than the Silver and Gold levels — it is a coaching deep dive into ONE focused system.


You can choose from several system focuses, including:

At the heart of the Platinum level is an intensive focus on one specific system or area with in-depth training; will progress from one system to another.

At the heart of the Platinum level is an intensive focus on one specific system or area with in-depth training; will progress from one system to another.

On-Demand, Online Coaching
Available now via a new on-demand, online module format, where you can participate at your convenience each month. Each network offers multiple online sessions that you can fully participate in anytime. And unlike other networks, you’ll receive both the audio and video. You can access each session through your private Coaching Hub.

Choose Your Starting Point — Then Move from System to System
As a Gold member upgrading to Platinum, you automatically begin with Assimilation (although you may choose another system). When you join Platinum directly you may choose any system to start (such as Stewardship or Worship Planning), with future systems automatically continuing your membership.

As a Platinum member you retain all the benefits of Silver and Gold levels plus this intensive in-depth training each month. As you stick with the program, you will progress from one growth-accelerating system focus to another.

Your Benefit Detail

All Silver and Gold Benefits Plus You’ll Receive Intensive, In-depth Training Each Month. You’ll Receive:

  • On-going Coaching Hub Access to All Previous Coaching Sessions Completed
  • Coaching Hub Access to 12 months of Non-Coaching Session Archives
  • Platinum-Only Discounts for You and Your Spouse at All Live Events and Webinars
  • Special Meals, Breaks and Lounges at Live Events (where available)
  • Priority Consideration for Titanium Upgrades
  • Coaching Hub Access to 6 months of Non-Coaching Session Archives
  • Plus much more!

CHOOSE YOUR COACHING FOCUS:

ASSIMILATION (7 Months)


Nothing Can Create Faster Growth In Your Church than the Power of Assimilation!

Upgrade for an in-depth study of the Assimilation System, where Nelson Searcy will walk you through each detail of the process.

Through these 7 monthly sessions, you’ll discover:

  • The top seven Assimilation Mistakes — and how to avoid them
  • In-depth explanation on the follow-up process, with real-life examples used at The Journey Church and over 3,000 other churches
  • Three critical areas of a first-time guest experience
  • ALL the follow-up communications methods you need to use, with specific examples and an examination of each one
  • Bonus resources and private Assimilation documents and strategies not available elsewhere
  • And much more over the seven months of coaching with Nelson!
Receive Several Best-Selling Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

The Assimilation Intensive
$599.95 value, yours FREE!

Maximizing Membership Package
$199.95 value, yours FREE!

Why People Leave Your Church
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

STEWARDSHIP (9 Months)


Take Your Stewardship and Church Finances to the Next Level!

Upgrade for an in-depth study of a proven system to increase your offerings and grow your church spiritually. Nelson Searcy is with you each step along the way!

Through these 9 monthly sessions, you’ll discover:

  • The five types of givers every church has, and how to disciple each giver to grow in their faith
  • The most proven ways to cultivate first-time givers in your church (even those who attend but haven’t ever given)
  • 12 steps to improving your Sunday offering collection (Yes, the way you are receiving the offering is hurting your stewardship system!)
  • 8 ways to create a culture of generosity within your church
  • Bonus resources and private Stewardship documents and strategies not available elsewhere
  • And much more over the nine months of coaching with Nelson!
Receive Several Best-Selling Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

The Stewardship Intensive Workshop
$599.95 value, yours FREE!

How to Plan and Conduct a Tithe Challenge
$599.95 value, yours FREE!

How to Plan an Effective Christmas Offering
$499.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

EVANGELISM (12 Months)


Mobilize Your Congregation and Equip People to Share Their Faith!

Upgrade for an in-depth study of Evangelism to increase the number of people coming to Christ! Nelson Searcy will walk you through each critical step of the process.

Through these 12 monthly sessions, you’ll discover:

  • A step-by-step process to move people from the community to the core of your church
  • Four key areas of every thriving Evangelism system — and how to evaluate your position in each area
  • The seven evangelism mistakes that every church makes and what you can do to correct them!
  • Bonus resources and private Evangelism documents and strategies not available elsewhere
  • And much more over the 12 months of coaching with Nelson!
Receive Several Best-Selling Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

The Evangelism Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

The New Believer Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

The Ignite Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

WORSHIP PLANNING AND PREACHING (Brand New Coaching Focus - # of sessions TBD)


Take Your Worship Planning & Preaching to the Next Level

Upgrade for an in-depth study of Worship Planning & Preaching to increase the impact of your worship services! Nelson Searcy will walk you through each critical step of the process.

Through these monthly sessions, you'll discover:

  • How to effectively plan worship services as a team
  • How preaching calendars affect more of the service than just the teaching
  • The importance of developing a philosophy of worship
  • And much more over the coaching sessions with Nelson!
Receive Several Best-Selling Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

The Worship Planning Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

Planning a One-Year Preaching Calendar
$39.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

SMALL GROUPS (8 Months)


Get 100% Participation in Small Groups!

Upgrade for an in-depth study of the Small Groups system. Kerrick Thomas, Executive Pastor at The Journey Church, will walk you through implementing this system, increasing small group participation and multiplying life change.

Through these 8 monthly sessions, you’ll discover:

  • How to effectively implement a semester-based small groups system
  • How to recruit and train your small group leaders
  • How to get 100% of your church signed up for small groups
  • How to develop a small groups system that is scalable and works like clock-work
  • How to create an “all in” small groups discipleship culture
  • Bonus resources and private Small Groups documents and strategies not available elsewhere
  • And much more over the 8 months of coaching with Kerrick!
Receive Several Best-Selling Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

Setting and Achieving Godly Goals
$199.95 value, yours FREE!

The Activate Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

Reaching Your Community for Servant Evangelism
$39.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

EXECUTIVE & ASSOCIATE PASTOR (12 Months)


Master the 8 Systems — and Take Your Leadership as an Executive or Associate Pastor to the Next Level!

Upgrade for an in-depth study of the top 12 areas that are crucial to your success and fulfillment as an Executive or Associate Pastor. Kerrick Thomas, Executive Pastor at The Journey Church, will walk you through this relationship-based coaching network to improve your competency and increase leadership skills.

Through these 12 monthly sessions, you’ll discover:

  • The top skills necessary to be an effective Executive Pastor
  • How to implement the 8 Systems of a Healthy Church — from an Executive/Associate Pastor perspective
  • Bonus resources and private system-specific documents and strategies not available elsewhere.
  • And much more over the 8 months of coaching with Kerrick!
Receive All 8 Best-Selling Systems Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

The NEW Assimilation Seminar – Updated & Expanded
$599.95 value, yours FREE!

The Strategy Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

The Stewardship Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

WORSHIP LEADER (12 Months)


Overcome the 7 Challenges of a Worship Leader — and Take Your Worship Team to the Next Level!

Upgrade to lead your worship ministry toward health and growth. Jason Hatley, Executive Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey Church, will walk you through how to overcome the 7 challenges of a worship leader that he has identified and taught to thousands of churches.

Through these 12 monthly sessions, you’ll discover:

  • How to excel in your unique calling as a worship leader
  • How to maximize your relationship with your lead pastor
  • How to reduce the stress of week-to-week planning
  • How to develop your auditions strategy and double your team
  • Bonus resources and private Worship Leader documents and strategies not available elsewhere
  • And much more over the 12 months of coaching with Jason!
Receive Several Best-Selling Resources for FREE During Your Membership, including:

The Worship Planning Seminar
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

How to Double Your Worship Team in a Day
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

Leading with Authority in Rehearsal
$99.95 value, yours FREE!

The Call of a Worship Leader
$39.95 value, yours FREE!

What Every Pastor Wants from Their Worship Leader
$29.95 value, yours FREE!

And more!

Break Through the Barriers Keeping You from Growing:
Upgrade Today to Renegade Pastors Network - Platinum
Your Renegade Pastor Coaching Options
(Every Level Includes Silver Benefits)
Your Coaching Path to Continuous Growth

Silver
 

$99

Per Month

.

Gold
Only

$247

Per Month

Upgrade Now!

Titanium
 

$599

Per Month

Contact Me!

Click here for Terms & Conditions

Renegade Pastor Coaching Golg LevelRenegade Pastor Coaching Gold LevelRenegade Pastor Coaching Gold LevelRenegade Pastor Coaching Gold LevelRENEGADE PASTOR TITANIUM
The Highest Level Network.

Limited Size Group (approx. 30 Senior Pastors)

Renegade Pastor Titanium level is the only network featuring in-person coaching with Nelson Searcy: 5 times per year, two days of intensive, personalized in-person coaching.

Note: the primary factors in attending Titanium Coaching are not church size or location; it’s your commitment to healthy systems and leading the Renegade Pastor lifestyle.


At the heart of the Titanium level is personalized, in-person coaching with Nelson and access to ALL NEW resources for FREE plus exclusive recordings, training and gifts only provided to Titanium members.

At the heart of the Titanium level is personalized, in-person coaching with Nelson and access to ALL NEW resources for FREE plus exclusive recordings, training and gifts only provided to Titanium members.

In-depth, in-person coaching
This is Nelson’s highest level network and the only in-person one he leads. Go deep into each of the eight systems; the lifestyle of a healthy pastor; the latest lessons that are taught nowhere else; plus special guests pop in from time to time like Dr. Elmer Towns, Steve Stroope, Rick Warren, Gary McIntosh, Bob Whitesel, etc. Each month you will learn in great detail one of the eight church systems and how it applies to your church. This will be in much greater detail than covered in the regular networks.

Access to ALL New Resources and the Most Exclusive Benefits
As a Titanium Coaching member you receive any new resource for FREE and get additional exclusive training and resources only provided to Titanium members. Click “Your Benefit Detail” below for your complete benefit listing that reveals all the exclusives!

Your Benefit Detail

All Silver Benefits Plus All Completed Gold and Platinum Coaching Sessions:

  • Exclusive Training, Recordings, Books and Resources Provided Only to Titanium Members
  • Guest Coaching from Time to Time by Top Authors, Pastors and Professors
  • All New Release Resources Provided FREE
  • VIP and Emergency Phone calls with Nelson Searcy
  • Lowest Platinum Rate Available for Staff and Volunteers
  • Book Co-author and Endorsement Opportunities
  • Lowest Rates for All Events Plus FREE Spouse Ticket Provided
  • VIP Event Seating, Registration and Recognition from Stage
  • Special Meals, Events and Private Lounge Access at Events (where available)
  • Free Attendance at All Webinars
  • Unlimited Hub Access to ALL Archives and All Previous Coaching Sessions Completed
Break Through the Barriers Keeping You from Growing:
Upgrade Today to Renegade Pastors Network - Platinum
Your Renegade Pastor Coaching Options
(Every Level Includes Silver Benefits)
Your Coaching Path to Continuous Growth

Silver
 

$99

Per Month

.

Gold
Only

$247

Per Month

Upgrade Now!

Platinum Only

$297

Per Month

Upgrade Now!

Gold & Platinum

$397

Per Month

Upgrade Now!

Click here for Terms & Conditions

Your Benefits Silver Gold Platinum Titanium
Mission to Abandon Average in Life and Ministry
Monthly LIVE Leadership Briefing Call with Live Q&A
Monthly Equipping Interview Call
Membership Welcome Kit Upon Joining
Mailed Monthly Members Bonus Kit
Monthly Resource Giveaway Contest
Online Private Membership Hub Access
Exclusive Email Access to Contact Nelson Searcy and the Team
VIP Support from RPN Team via Email and Phone
Exclusive Access to Renegade Pastor Webinars
Annual 3-Day Renegade Pastors Conference – Exclusively for Members
Renegade Pastor Silver Rate for all Live Events Lower Rate Lower Rate Lower Rate
30% or More Discount on All New or Existing Resources
Monthly Online Coaching Sessions Based on 8 Systems or Selected Systems Focus 8 Systems Systems Deep Dive In-Person
Quick Start Phone Call After Your First Session N/A
4x Per Year Special Gold+ Mailing
Unique Email Address for Faster Response and Access
Priority Q and A on All Calls and Webinars
Special Meals and Breaks at Live Events (where available)
Lowest VIP Rate for New Resource Releases FREE
All Bonus Kit Features from Silver Plus CDs of the Briefing and Equipping Calls
Coaching Hub Access to Non-Coaching Session Archives 6 Months 12 Months Unlimited
Automatic Upgrade to Platinum Upon Completion of 12 Core Sessions N/A N/A
Ongoing Coaching Hub Access to All Previous Coaching Sessions Completed
5x Per Year, 2 Days of Intensive, Personalized In-person Coaching with Nelson Searcy
Limited size group (approximately 30 Senior Pastors)
Exclusive Training, Recordings, Books and Resources - Titanium Only
Guest Coaching from Time to Time by Top Authors, Pastors and Professors
All New Release Resources Provided FREE
VIP and Emergency Phone Calls with Nelson Searcy
Lowest Platinum Rate Available for Staff and Volunteers
Book Co-author and Endorsement Opportunities
Lowest Rates for All Events Plus FREE Spouse Ticket Provided
VIP Event Seating, Registration and Recognition from Stage
Special Events and Private Lounge Access at Live Conferences (where available)
Free Attendance at All Webinars
Renegade Pastor Coaching Benefits









Additional Contact Information

Address:
2901 Clint Moore Rd. #316
Boca Raton, FL 33496

Phone:
(561) 921-8488

Fax:
(561) 584-5891

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.

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.