Category: Church Systems – General

Lead Your Church to Grow – Free Webinars This Week & Next

Your church could be reaching more people than it is now and I want to help!

You’re invited to join me on a FREE Webinar I’m leading this week and next, called “The 8 Systems of a Healthy Church (and How to Improve Them)”

If your church isn’t growing the way think it should be, I can relate.  About 10 years ago, The Journey (the church I pastor) was 6 months old and our attendance was quickly headed in the wrong direction.

It was a frustrating and difficult season for me, but it was during this time that God revealed to me how we needed to develop healthy systems if our church was ever going to cooperate with Him to fulfill His purposes.

In the decade since,  I’ve identified and developed the 8 systems of a healthy church and The Journey has grown to well over 1,000 people in attendance each weekend and baptized over 1,200 new believers over the last decade!

I’d like to share these systems with you this week or next on a FREE, 75-minute “8 Systems of a Healthy Church” Webinar. Choose from one of these five convenient times:

  • Tuesdays @ 11:00am, 2:00pm & 7:00pm Eastern OR
  • Wednesday @ 11:00am & 2:00pm Eastern

Reserve your spot right now at:

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The webinars are FREE, but you need to RSVP.

Let me help you cooperate with God to reach more people and make more disciples this fall than ever before!

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Posted On: September 20, 2012
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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Lessons from our 10th Anniversary at The Journey

On Sunday we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of The Journey – what an exciting day!

In the midst of the excitement, I couldn’t help but think about our humble beginnings

In fact, I keep thinking about one particular day, about 6 months after we launched. I was walking home from our Sunday service at The Journey.

Our attendance had gone from 110 when we launched to 35 people on this day.We were on track to be closed down within a couple of months and I didn’t know what else to do but pray.

So I prayed – and not the positive, upbeat, hopeful prayers we teach people… no, I told God all about what had done for Him and how didn’t understand why this church wasn’t growing and how I didn’t know what to do next.

As you might imagine, God brought me back to reality and helped me recall all that HE had done for me :-)

But it was during this time – what I sometimes call a “crucible experience” – that God began to reveal to me the need to develop healthy systems in our church if we ever hoped to be a healthy church.

He helped me see that the church is a body. And just like our physical bodies function through systems (respiratory, muscular, nervous, etc.), so does the church.

In fact, during this time I discovered that there were eight essential systems within every healthy church:

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

By going to work on identifying and improving each of these systems within my church, God showed me how to cooperate with Him to see the overall health of my church improve as well!

In the 10 years since, The Journey has grown to over 1,000 people in attendance each weekend and we’ve seen:

  • Over 1,300 people baptized
  • More than 2,000 confirmed salvation decisions
  • 2,000,000+ Servant Evangelism touches (sharing God’s love in practical ways)
  • Over 1,500 people have gone through Membership Class
  • And thousands impacted directly through Sunday services
  • Go God!

Thank you for letting me play a role in helping you lead your church to maximum effectiveness for the sake of God’s Kingdom!

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

P.S. I want to help you develop healthy systems in your church too…

Since these systems are essential to reaching your church’s full redemptive potential, I’m offering a “Back to Basics” Sale this week only - choose any of my 8 Systems Seminar resources for HALF OFF (plus some additional specials for you):

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Posted On: September 18, 2012
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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How to Hone Your Church’s Systems for Maximum Impact – Part 4

We have just finished our overview of the impact that the 8 systems had on Fall Creek Baptist Church.

If you missed it, Here is the link to all 3 parts:

Part 1Part 2Part 3

We have been taking a multiple part blog series to evaluate a recent story sent to me from  John Newland, a 3 time coaching participant and the impact he saw on his Big Event because of all of the systems.

Today we’ll look and see the results of all his implementation of the 8 systems:

Our average worship attendance for the six weeks leading up to our event was: 263. 

The flu took away 15% of our workforce on the day of the event…but NO ONE panicked or even worried about anything. 

God showed up with PERFECT WEATHER to bless our prayers and planning. 

We had 715 people at our event. 

Our initial estimates are a minimum of 250 legitimate prospects as we feverishly work through the Connection Cards this morning. 

Our event is totally paid for, with about $3,000 more than we needed to cover the costs, some of which we will use to expand our initial plans for follow-up. 

Our morale was/is totally amazing throughout the entire church for the entire day until the last group left…after sitting around telling cool stories of what happened throughout the day. 

While we were at it, God showed up in incredible ways at our Fishers church plant and our Hispanic church plant with record weekends for both! 

Our teams were so thorough and amazing, that our property looks better than it does after a typical Sunday and the follow-up teams are busily working, while I thank God for everyone…and YOU. 

Your systems aren’t magic. They require a lot of work and attention. But mostly, your systems have helped us think through how we strategically partner with God to advance His Kingdom and enjoy the fruits of radically transformed lives. 

Thanks isn’t enough, but my thanks is genuine and deeply felt.

Dr. John Newland, Senior Pastor, Fall Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN

 

It is always amazing to hear stories like that. All I can say is “Go God!”

If you have not yet been able to implement the systems in your church, I would like to invite you to consider joining my Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.

My brand new Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins in August. But the Super Early Bird Deadline is only 2 weeks away!

I need to receive your completed application by June 30 to lock in your best rate ($1,200.00 Savings!) AND receive Over $1245.00 in Bonuses (see below).

  • Breaking Growth Barriers WorkshopPlanning Worship Services for Life TransformationThe Breaking Growth Barriers Workshop AND Planning Worship Services for Life Transformation ($998 Value)
  • Free Webinar Passes for all CLI Webinars between now and August 30 (up to $147 Value)
  • Free $100 Visa Gift Card for you and your spouse

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If you’re ready to maximize your potential and grow your church, click the link below and download your application right now (or better yet, Apply Online):

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Posted On: June 21, 2012
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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How to Hone Your Church’s Systems for Maximum Impact – Part 3

If you are just joining this Blog, we have spent the last few days looking at how all 8 of the Systems play such a vital role in all that we do in ministry.

We’re taking a multiple part blog series to evaluate a recent story sent to me from  John Newland, a 3 time coaching participant and the impact he saw on his Big Event because of all of the systems.

Today we’ll look and see how the last 4 of our systems really helped make his Family Festival a huge success and then Tomorrow I will share the results of all the implementation!

* We used many of your strategies for WORSHIP ministry from your systems to focus people for six weeks leading up to this day. 

First, we set our calendar months in advance (didn’t learn about annual planning until we were six months out of this event, but we worked hard to play catch-up). 

Second, we designed a sermon series that would systematically prepare people to launch out for a harvest in the Kingdom of God. 

* We used many of your strategies for SMALL GROUPS contained in your book Activate to reinforce the need for unified service to our church and community. 

First, each small group was assigned the task of coming up with a unique and significant giveaway for our guests. 

Second, each small group “sponsored” an area of ministry to provide oversight responsibility for pre-event projects, during event projects, and post event projects. 

* We used many of your strategies for LEADERSHIP from your systems to keep our people on target for the purpose of our event. 

First, our leaders defined the purpose of the event and the sub-purposes of each constituent part of the process, by forging agreements beforehand to prevent disagreements during the “game.” 

Second, we had enough meetings to provide adequate communication, but not so many that we were micro-managing the key players. 

* We used many of your strategies for STRATEGIC SYSTEMS from your systems to set us up for real, quantifiable data for strategic improvement for our next event. 

First, we set up a way to track our outreach strategies with the Connection Card. 

Second, we had pre-production meetings that went back to our previous events and thoroughly examined what we liked and what we didn’t like about other events and strategized how to get what we wanted through metrics rather than just have an event with no way of knowing what happened. 

Dr. John Newland, Senior Pastor, Fall Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN

Now that you have seen how Fall Creek Baptist Church used all 8 systems, join me tomorrow as I give you the great outcome! After looking at all 8 systems, You can see that systems really cover every aspect of church life.

It is not a matter of if you do or do not have systems in your church, the question is “How healthy are your systems?”

If you have not yet been able to implement the systems in your church, I would like to invite you to consider joining my Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.

My brand new Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins in August. But the Super Early Bird Deadline is only 10 days away!

I need to receive your completed application by June 30 to lock in your best rate ($1,200.00 Savings!) AND receive Over $1245.00 in Bonuses (see below).

  • Breaking Growth Barriers WorkshopPlanning Worship Services for Life TransformationThe Breaking Growth Barriers Workshop AND Planning Worship Services for Life Transformation ($998 Value)
  • Free Webinar Passes for all CLI Webinars between now and August 30 (up to $147 Value)
  • Free $100 Visa Gift Card for you and your spouse

Over $1245.97 Value – Just for beating the rush!

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY!

If you’re ready to maximize your potential and grow your church, click the link below and download your application right now (or better yet, Apply Online):

www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/telecoaching

 

 

Posted On: June 20, 2012
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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Consistent Church Growth Through Healthy Church Systems – A Reality Check

Many pastor’s want to know the magic trick to Church growth.

What would you be willing to do to learn that secret?

There is no secret! But, I will share a thought with you on the topic. Let’s take a look at creation. While there is no Silver Bullet, here is what we know to be true. Anything that is healthy grows. The reason many churches have stopped growing is that they are not healthy. You can argue that point if you want but after working with thousands of churches, I have found that the ones that are healthy are the ones that grow.

Over the next 3 days I am going to do 9 webinars on Church Systems and I think it is time for a look at the 8 systems in your church. Every church has 8 systems, the question is “How is the HEALTH of your system?”

Join me in one of these webinars and learn:

  • How your church could be seeing much greater Kingdom results than it is now.
  • The eight systems of your church and why God designed them to fulfill the purposes of His church.
  • How each system will Save You Stress Time Energy and Money (and reduce your leadership headaches).
  • Which system you can upgrade now to see immediate growth (as quickly as next Sunday).
  • How one system holds the key to reduced stress and increased creativity each week.
  • Your clear next steps to begin upgrading your church’s systems immediately.
  • And more!

Register now for one of the systems webinars that I am offering this week.

http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/systemswebinar/

The health of your church is too important and vital to waste it by looking for some “Silver Bullet”

Posted On: February 07, 2012
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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Free Podcast – 2012 Church Systems Church Health Check Up

As you begin your week, I have a suggestion for you. Don’t be average. The average pastor is going to handle this year just like he did last year and see the EXACT same results. What if you take just 20 minutes and “Check-up” on your church? It’s time to listen to the “2012 Church Systems Church Health Check Up” Podcast, I think it would be a great way to start this week as your look towards 2012 at your church.

Click Here to Listen Now

In this “first of the year” audio training, I will walk you through how to evaluate the major systems of your church and gives you specific steps that you can take to improve those systems over the next twelve months. This practical podcast will challenge you to take an insightful look at the health of your church and map out a course toward progress.

P.S. Want to learn more about church systems?  Register today for one of my upcoming “Introduction to Church Systems ” webinars.

http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/systemswebinar/

P.P.S. Can I be your coach in 2012?  You and I will spend an entire year together working on the 8 systems of your church each month.  My new Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network begins February 23, but if you apply before January 31st, you can Save $600.00 PLUS receive over $645.00 in Bonuses! Click here below to find out more and apply now:

 

 

 

Posted On: January 09, 2012
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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Have you watched this? Free Church Systems Training

I just recorded a special video about the systems in your church and how you can drastically increase your church’s health, growth and overall effectiveness.

Watch it here.

There’s a special free opportunity that will help you lead your church from unhealthy to healthy so you can reach more people and make more disciples.

It’s good, free, and you’ll like it.

Enjoy :-)

Nelson

P.S. Feel free to forward this post to any Senior Pastors you may know.

Posted On: August 16, 2011
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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You're Invited – Free Church Systems Webinar Tomorrow

Introduction to Church Systems Webinar

Tuesday, March 15th
2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern
1:00pm – 3:00pm Central
12:00pm – 1:00pm Mountain
11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

Thursday, March 17th
2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern
1:00pm – 3:00pm Central
12:00pm – 1:00pm Mountain
11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

Space is Limited
Register Now!

You’re invited to join me for a FREE, 75-minute webinar TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 15)  or THIS THURSDAY, March 17, from 2:00 – 3:15pm (same webinar – two different days).

You will discover the eight systems of a healthy church and how you can begin to improve each of these eight systems in your church.

Best of all, this webinar is FREE for you to experience from the comfort of your home or office (all you need is a computer with speakers or headphones and internet access – no phone line or long distance required)!

Join me for this FREE webinar where you’ll learn:

  • How healthy church systems honor God
  • How to distinguish system problems from people problems (and why your people may not be the problem)
  • How well designed systems save you stress, time, energy and money
  • The 8 systems of a church (and the vital role that each system plays)
  • The relationship between good systems and good people (and how to maximize your church’s effectiveness through each)
  • How far church systems can take your church (and what systems can’t do)

Limited Space Available – Reserve Your Spot Today
Click Here to Register Now for FREE!

P.S. If you can’t make it this week, click the link below to join me NEXT TUESDAY, March 22 for the same webinar (and to see other upcoming webinar dates):

www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/systemswebinar

Posted On: March 14, 2011
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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New Podcast – A Checkup Time

If you haven’t yet listened to this month’s Church Leader Insights Podcast, I highly recommend it.

In this “first of the year” audio training, I walk you through how to evaluate the major systems of your church and give you three specific steps that you can take to improve those systems over the next twelve months.

This practical podcast will challenge you to take an insightful look at the health of your church and map out a course toward progress.

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Click Here to Listen Now

P.S. Want to read more about church systems?  Download my “Healthy Systems, Healthy Church” E-Book FREE ($23.95 Value) by clicking here.

P.P.S. Did you know that you can subscribe to the podcast, so that you’ll automatically get each month’s CLI Podcast?

For more info on Subscribing to the Podcast, click here.

Posted On: January 14, 2011
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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How Healthy Church Systems Help You Persevere through Tough Situations

Unless this is your very first time reading this blog, you probably know that I’m a firm believer in the power of systems for the health and growth of your church.

In fact , over the years I’ve gained something of a reputation as “the Church Systems guy.”  You can download a Free Copy of my “Healthy Systems, Healthy Church” E-Book by clicking here.

One of the biggest reasons for developing your church’s systems is because, well, life happens.

Bad weather shows up at just the wrong time, unexpected circumstances throw off your schedule and unfortunately loved ones pass away. Healthy systems allow your church to keep moving forward through even the toughest situations.

Here’s a recent email that I received from Maceo Smedley, a Tele-Coaching Participant and the Pastor of Promise Church in Houston, TX and he gave me permission to share with you.

He tells how his church’s systems and preparation allowed God to do some amazing things in spite of what could have been a devastating time, personally:

Nelson,

I wasn’t going to say anything until I heard the prayer for the Pastor whose staff member lost his wife.  Just a little over a week ago my father passed away on January 19, at the age of 58.  He had been in ICU for two week and could never bounce back from his bout with pneumonia.

He was a dedicated member of our church.  His responsibility was putting out our signs every Saturday morning.  Every time someone would join our church due to seeing those signs, I would call him and tell him what a great job he was doing for the Kingdom of God.  I prayed along with my congregation every morning that God would heal him, so they too where devastated by this loss.

Because he was a former educator whose heart went out to troubled youth, his funeral was jam packed.  It gave me joy to see the many people who wanted to come and say “thank you.”  Here is the catch to the story.  His funeral was on Saturday, January 23rd, and we had a big day scheduled for Sunday, January 24th.

Because of your willingness to return what you’ve learned, we had our biggest “Big Day” yet with over 150 in attendance which is more than double our average attendance.  Because of the preaching calendar, I was also able to preach one of my best sermons yet instead of trying to figure out what to say while fighting back tears after losing my dad.

We raised more money that Sunday than ever before with one donor giving a third of our Christmas Offering.  Most of all several people came to either give their lives to Christ for the first time or to rededicate their lives.  Thank you so much for unknowingly helping me and my church get through this tough time while we did our best to make the devil mad.

Thank you for your prayers,

Pastor Maceo Smedley
The Promise Church
Houston, TX

We continue to lift up you and your family Maceo – and praise God for all the great things that are going on in your church!

P.S. If you are new to Church Leader Insights or just looking for a refresher when it comes to your church’s systems, Download my “Healthy Systems, Healthy Church” E-Book for FREE ($23.95 Value) by clicking here.

Posted On: March 11, 2010
Posted as: Church Systems - General
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