My Birthday Gift to You – 8 Systems Half Off!

I’m celebrating my 29th birthday (for the 14th year in a row!). It’s on Friday, actually, but I didn’t want to wait to give you YOUR present.

See my wish this year is that you will experience MASSIVE growth in your church this fall and into the new year!

I want to help – so thru Monday only I’m releasing . . .

Nelson-Birthday-web-icon2-2014ALL SYSTEMS SEMINARS FOR HALF OFF – SAVE BIG! 

The key to church growth is upgrading your church systems. So I’m giving you ALL EIGHT of my Church Systems Seminars today for HALF OFF!

You read that correctly – every single one of my eight systems seminars is HALF OFF today.  You can select from download or CD, starting at just $49! 

Click here to choose one, or all 8 to Save Big! 

All eight have an impact on the health – and growth – of your church. Anything that is healthy grows. The reason many churches have stopped growing is that they are not healthy. After working with thousands of churches, I have found that the ones that are healthy are the ones that grow.

It’s how I discovered, and why I developed, the Eight Healthy Church Systems that exist within every church:

  • Evangelism
  • Assimilation
  • Worship Planning
  • Stewardship
  • Small Groups
  • Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

To accelerate your fall growth through the holidays and beyond, NOW is the time to get back to the basics - and start upgrading these essential systems in your church.

With my Half Off Systems Birthday Sale you’ll get on the fast track to growth today – with proven strategies you can start implementing in your church this week!

Here’s the link to select your system seminars now – all at HALF OFF:

http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/happybirthday

Don’t wait though – this birthday sale only lasts through Monday, October 6th! 

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. Healthy systems are essential to reaching your church’s full redemptive potential. So in my Half Off Systems Birthday Sale, this week only, you can choose ANY of my 8 Systems Seminar resources for HALF OFF.

Choose one, or all 8 to Save Big! Click here to see the full list and secure your System Seminar for 50% Off. Hurry – Sale Ends Monday, October 6th! 

Don’t miss my birthday gift for YOU! My HALF OFF Systems Birthday Sale – All 8 Systems HALF OFF Expires Monday, October 6th!  

 

Posted On: October 01, 2014
Posted as: Church Systems
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NEW Church Marketing Workshop – Super Early Bird Ends Today

Marketing goes hand in hand with Evangelism and plays an important role in reaching more people in your community.

pimgBut it doesn’t have to be stressful. To steer you in the right direction with proven ideas and strategies, I’ve created the brand new event, the two-day Church Marketing Workshop where I’ll reveal for the first time ALL the marketing tips, strategies and tactics that I’ve discovered and applied from over 25 years in ministry and coaching across the country!

This new event is filling up quickly and TODAY is your last chance to secure the Super Early Bird Rate!

ACT NOW – Less than 35 spots left - Click here to register now to secure your spot and save $300.00 with the Super Early Bird Rate – Ends TODAY, Tuesday, Sept. 30th! 

I’m going to make marketing to reach more people for Christ much easier for you by sharing tons of checklists, strategies and samples from The Journey Church and even some from my Advanced Coaching Network.

You will walk away with a number of ready-to-implement ideas that have already been tested and proven!

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn everything you need to know to jump-start your evangelism efforts with an effective marketing toolbox. In this one-time-only event, you will discover:

  • How to use direct mail, online marketing and billboards effectively – and where exactly social media fits in.
  • How to manage your marketing so it’s not so overwhelming.

  • My rolodex of suppliers and secrets to outsourcing.
  • toolkit of checklists, strategies and tons of samples from The Journey Church – all of which you can modify for use in your church!
  • Exactly how to measure what is working – and what’s not!
  • How to convince your church leadership that MARKETING IS WORTH IT and what growing churches do!

Plus, I’m including special sessions on marketing for Easter and other Big Days.

Don’t Miss Out! Super Early Bird Ends TODAY - Click here to register now and save $300.00! 

Join me for two days focused on why marketing is part of an effective Evangelism strategy - and how to attract more people to your church!

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. Join me at this one-time-only VIP event, the 2-Day Church Marketing Workshop, Oct. 23-24 in Walt Disney World, Orlando. Last chance to Save $300.00 with the Super Early Bird Rate - TODAY ONLY!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique practical training opportunity that will set the stage for exponential growth for your church!

ACT NOW – Less than 35 spots left - Click here to register now to secure your spot and save $300.00 with the Super Early Bird Rate – Ends TODAY, Tuesday, Sept. 30th! 

Or, if you’d rather register by phone, call my assistant, Kimberly, right now to register at 1-561-921-8488, ext. 1.

 

Posted On: September 30, 2014
Posted as: Leadership
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Where God Builds – A Saturday Quote

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“Where God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel.”

-Martin Luther

Posted On: September 27, 2014
Posted as: Ministry
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The (Huge) Responsibility of First-Time Guests

Creating an environment that makes your first-time guests feel both welcomed and respected is key to winning a return visit and beginning the process of assimilating them well. When God entrusts you with first-time guests, you face an incredible responsibility.

A first-time guest wants to feel respected and welcomed. He wants to know that you are happy he’s there, and that you are serious about making sure he has a good experience. The way you, your team, and your regular attenders treat him and his family will tell him most of what he needs to know. Sadly, a large majority of American churches aren’t eager to welcome guests, much less make them feel at home.  We’ve all heard the stories, or witnessed services ourselves, where first-time guests were altogether ignored, or made to feel like they were in the wrong place.

What do you think that communicates about God’s love? Do you think that guest would ever choose to return to such an environment, or ever return to another church again?

One of the best ways to acknowledge your guests as the gifts they are is by having a pre-service in place that will far exceed their expectations and create that elusive positive first impression. You’ll excite them to want to visit your church again and again, so that they can ultimately learn about the excellence, graciousness, hospitality and generosity of the One after whom you are modeling everything you do.

pimgI want to help you implement a proven, step-by-step assimilation system that will help you invite First Time Summer Guests to become Second Time Guests, then Regular Attenders, and ultimately Fully Engaged Members of your church!

So, today only, I’m offering you my bestselling, nuts-and-bolts resource, “The Assimilation Seminar”for only $49 – that’s more than HALF OFF (regularly $99.95)!

This three-hour seminar will teach the proven principles that I’ve identified, honed and tested over the last decade (in the church I pastor, The Journey, and over 1,100 coaching alumni churches).

This resource is the ultimate tool to help you close the back door of your church this year and get more people plugged in than ever before! Click to Learn More and Download the Assimilation System. (See the p.s. for more info)

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. This resource is the ultimate tool to help you close the back door of your church and get more people plugged in than ever before!

You will learn proven principles that I’ve identified, honed and tested over the past decade (in the church I pastor, The Journey) and from over 1,100 coaching alumni churches.

In this practical, “done for you” resource you will receive:

  1. Assim-collage-web-iconThree hours of training broken down into three easy to manage one-hour segments.  You can transfer these MP3s to your iTunes, media player or listen online.
  2. 25-Page Assimilation Strategy used at The Journey – this one document alone is worth the investment.
  3. Student Guide with fill-in-the-blank notes in a convenient PDF format that you can print and use to follow along, or simply view on your computer or tablet for easy reference.
  4. A Complete Leader’s Guide so that you can take this seminar and train your staff, key leaders and volunteers.  You’ll have everything you need to lead this seminar in your church.
  5. Membership Certificate file used by The Journey Church so you can welcome new members to your church family.
  6. First-Time Guest Email Script - as well as letters, surveys and other follow-up documents to move first-time guests through the Assimilation process.
  7. First Response Follow-up Checklist that you and your team can customize and use as a detailed follow-up plan.
  8. Sample Connection Card file so you can create your own card to effectively collect information from first-time guests.
  9. And much more!

Click Here to Secure The Assimilation Seminar for HALF OFF

Only $49 – Ends Monday, September 29th!

Posted On: September 26, 2014
Posted as: Assimilation
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12 Lessons I’ve Learned About Church Growth

imagesToday’s guest post comes from Rick Langford, Pastor at Landmark Worship Center in Lafayette, LA and long-time member of my Renegade Pastors Network. Rick shares a few secrets to church growth that he has picked up from years in ministry. It’s a solid list – read on!  

I have been privileged to serve as pastor of three churches. 28 years as a Senior Pastor will teach you a few things. Here are some of the lessons I have learned about church growth.

In order to experience growth:

1. You MUST define yourself as a church. What kind of church are you going to be? Will you be a church that exists primarily for church-goers or a church for the unchurched? The difference is huge. Here’s one way to determine what kind of church you are. Answer this question: Are we growing because of move-ins and transfers of Christians from other churches or are we growing because we are winning brand new people to Christ?

2. You MUST be willing to LOSE in order to gain. As hard as it is, when you define what kind of church you will be, some people will leave. Don’t give up and don’t blame yourself. Some losses are necessary for the vision to move forward. Once you get over the initial shock, the reality of necessary losses will be revealed. Some of our best gains have been losses. The toughest part for us was the temporary loss of money but that was quickly replaced.

3. You MUST obsess over a focused vision. Everybody say it with me, “Focused vision.” The whole church must be obsessed with a very defined, “one track mind” vision. Too often we chase multiple visions and accomplish little because we are spreading our efforts and resources too thin. Seek ONE vision and go all in for it. Make sure every ministry in your church is chasing the same vision. And remember the number one habit of highly successful people…begin with the end in mind.

4. You MUST have a team mentality. The synergy of a group of people working together for a common goal is invaluable. As a pastor, I may be the primary vision caster but I have learned that there are people on my team who have better ideas, clearer understanding and knowledge, and who are gifted where I am not. Don’t shortchange the vision by being selfish with it. Together we are better.

Click here to read the full article.

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. - I agree with Rick – together we ARE better. Join Rick and myself in a community of pastors who are focused on abandoning average in every area of their life and ministry. It’s an opportunity for you to grow as a leader and maximize your God-given potential. Click here to learn more about taking a two-month test drive for just $1.00!

Posted On: September 25, 2014
Posted as: Leadership
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Proven Marketing Tools to Grow Your Ministry

pimgIf you believe in the power of evangelism, then you believe in the power of effective marketing!

If you’ve posted a welcome sign, created a church bulletin or sent any kind of email – you have engaged in marketing. But as you’ve probably guessed, effective marketing is so much more.

Once understood and applied, marketing can mean the difference between filling your church to share the Gospel – and speaking to a half-empty room.

By popular request, I’ve created a BRAND NEW 2-Day Church Marketing Workshop, Oct. 23-24, where I’ll reveal for the first time ALL the marketing tips, strategies and tactics that I’ve discovered and applied from over 25 years in ministry and coaching across the country!

But seats are filling up quickly and this event WILL SELL OUT. Click here to register now and save big with the Super Early Bird rate! 

This is a one-time VIP event and will not be repeated. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn everything you need to know to jumpstart your evangelism efforts and grow your ministry in new and exciting ways, through the power of effective marketing! You will get proven, practical solutions you need to carry out your mission – and reach more people than you ever thought possible!

Here are some examples of what you’ll learn:

  • You’ll dive into why marketing is part of an effective Evangelism strategy – and how to attract more people to your church.
  • You’ll discover how to use direct mailonline marketing and billboards effectively – and where exactly social media fits in.
  • You’ll learn how to manage your marketing so it’s not so overwhelming.
  • You’ll walk away with Nelson’s rolodex of suppliers and secrets to outsourcing.
  • You’ll be armed with a toolkit of checklists, strategies and tons of samples from The Journey Church – all of which you can modify for use in your church!
  • You’ll understand exactly how to measure what is working – and what’s not!
  • You’ll also attend special sessions on marketing for Easter and other Big Days.
  • And you’ll learn how to convince your church leadership that MARKETING IS WORTH IT and what growing churches do!

Make this the year that you LEAP FORWARD and exponentially reach more people for Christ! This a one-time VIP event and will not be repeated. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn everything you need to know to jump-start your evangelism efforts and grow your ministry in new and exciting ways – through the power of effective marketing!

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. – Register by September 30 to save $300 with the Super Early Bird rate of $299 (normally $599)! Event filling up quickly - less than 40 spots left! Click here to register now!

Posted On: September 24, 2014
Posted as: Leadership
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12 Findings from Church Health Surveys

imgresToday’s guest post is from Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern University. Dr. Lawless presents a fascinating study on church health and how churches perceive themselves in several areas (including a few of the key church systems we champion here at Church Leader Insights).

More than 15 years ago, Dr. Thom Rainer and I developed a Church Health Survey to assess the condition of local congregations. A 160-question survey that focuses on the six purposes of the church (worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, prayer, and fellowship), the questionnaire reveals a church’s perception of itself.

Over the years, hundreds of churches in North America have completed the survey as they work with my church consulting group. Here are some general conclusions these surveyed churches have told us about themselves.

  1. Even struggling churches view themselves as family. They enjoy being together, even when they differ strongly on matters like worship style. Apparently, the comfort of being with believers they know often trumps their disagreements.
  2. Many churches admit their unhealthiness. By far, churches that complete our survey perceive themselves as “marginally unhealthy” or “unhealthy.” To be fair, these churches contact us because they have already recognized their need for help (which, many other needy churches do not recognize), but our process is easier because of their own admission.
  3. Many members do not pray regularly for church staff. The survey is anonymous, so members seemingly feel free to admit this reality. Follow up conversations suggest members pray for staff when they first join the team and after that point, only when they ask for prayer.
  4. Discipleship and evangelism are the weakest areas in the church. I cannot recall the last survey that showed other areas as the weakest. Again and again, these churches admit they struggle in doing evangelism and discipleship – two non-negotiable components of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20).

Click here to read  the full article.

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. – Healthy systems = healthy churches. Discover the eight systems of a healthy church and how you can begin to improve each of these systems in your church – absolutely FREE. Limited space available – reserve your spot today. Click here to register now for FREE!

Posted On: September 23, 2014
Posted as: Church Systems
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3 Best-Selling Resources for $1.00

As a fellow Senior Pastor, I realize that reaching more people and growing a church can be overwhelming. You face all kinds of barriers along the way both within your church and within your own personal leadership development. All those factors combined – it can be a recipe for frustration.

So I put together a package that I think will help you dissolve that frustration today and break through those growth barriers - both personally and in your church!

Collage web iconThis powerful pack of resources will give you new tools and strategies to break through your next growth barrier, boost your leadership growth for maximum impact AND honor God’s plan for your finances! It’s a winning combination for you and your ministry. 

I don’t want you to miss out on these proven downloadable resources – so act now to be one of the next 93 senior pastorsClick here to get all 3 resources for just $1.00 now! 

You will receive these 3 Powerful, Proven Resources for Church Growth:

Although there is nothing more important, your personal growth is too often left to chance. In this 60-minute resource, I will walk you through how to develop a one-year personal growth plan that will ensure that you are a better leader at the end of the year than when you began.

God wants your church to grow! He wants you to reach even more people in your community for Christ. This 65-minute audio training helps you identify and remove the obstacles that can keep your church from growing past the 250 attendance barrier. 

God has a plan for us to live debt-free, and for Him to bless your church, you need to honor God with your finances. You’ll learn a step-by-step approach to prioritizing your personal and church finances and how to automate your financial process to stay on track and out of debt. I’ll even give you the motivation to get started!

Again, this is a powerful pack of best-selling resources, and I believe they will really help you accelerate your growth and maximize your ministry. For the first time ever, I’ve packaged them together for you for just $1 - I hope you will be one of the next 93 pastors to grab them now. Senior Pastors Only – Click Here to Grab Your 3 Resources Now for Just $1.00 ($149.95 Value) – Next 93 Senior Pastors Only!

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. This resource opportunity is only available to the next 93 senior pastors - grab your pack today! You will receive these three best-selling resources: Developing a One-Year Growth Plan, Breaking the 250 Barrier and Debt-Free Pastor. Click here to get all 3 resources for just $1.00 now!

P.P.S. Now, to be clear: In order for me to make this happen, this resource pack comes with a two-month FREE test drive of my Renegade Pastors Network to help you further accelerate your growth! This is no charge to you for the first 60 days and all I ask is that you give it an honest try to see if it’s right for you.  It’s worth trying because with the network you get over $813.20 in additional free bonuses (oh, and a FREE T-shirt too – ha!). Senior Pastors Only – Click Here to Grab Your 3 Resources Now for Just $1.00 ($149.95 Value) PLUS Get Two Free Months in the Renegade Pastor Network with $813.20 in immediate FREE resources! Next 93 Senior Pastors in the U.S. and Canada Only!

Posted On: September 22, 2014
Posted as: Leadership
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Lifelong Learning – A Saturday Quote

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.”

-Henry Ford

Posted On: September 20, 2014
Posted as: Leadership
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Top Characteristics of the Pastors of Growing Churches (They are learners)

1379693_10153920901125142_1277294013_nToday’s guest post is from Josh Evans, family pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.  

If you want your church to continue growing in today’s culture, this blog post is for you.

There are tons of statistics of churches across the world that prove how difficult it is to grow a church in today’s culture. We see statistics of the large number of college students leaving the church. Put these two ideas together, and the hope of growing a church is ultra slim. From what I have seen and observed, the pastor is a key component to the growth of the church. I want to share a few traits and characteristics of pastors pastoring growing churches.

  • They are Spirit Led – This is the most important characteristic. I have seen to many pastors who are people led. This means that their decision-making is totally up to how it will please or displease the people. Now, this is a huge part of pastoring. I recognize that, but if you allow the people to trump the spirit, do not expect your church to grow.
  • They are Visionaries – Know where you are going, pastors. If I asked you where are you headed and how are you going to get there, have an answer for that! Most pastors don’t have an answer to this question, and their church is likely not growing. Be a visionary and regularly be a vision caster to the people you are leading.
  • They are Learners – Never stop learning. The best leaders of churches do not stop learning. They are constantly reading, writing, and growing themselves. Pastors, you never reach a point where you have all of the answers. You have to continue growing yourself before you can grow others. Lead yourself before you can lead others.

Click here to read the full article.

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. - The best leaders are learners – and this applies to ministry as well. Join me in a community of pastors who are focused on abandoning average in every area of their life and ministry. It’s an opportunity for you to grow as a leader and maximize your God-given potential. Click here to learn more about taking a two-month test drive for just $1.00!

Posted On: September 18, 2014
Posted as: Leadership
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