Let’s face it – church planting is difficult. Successful church planters must have a unique faith, a clear call from God and a leadership ability that sets them apart. Starting a new church is both a profound spiritual journey and a challenging entrepreneurial endeavor all at the same time.
Compounding all this is that many church planters feel as though they’re facing this monumental task all alone…
Let me help you!
I want to invite you to join me for the One Day Launch Conference! You’ll learn from my personal experience and the experience of having coached hundreds of other successful church planters. I want to teach you the key principles for “Launching Large” PLUS the latest lessons learned in launching and growing an effective church plant.
This one-of-a-kind event is perfect for church planters and key team members of existing church plants or pastors and teams looking to effectively start new churches.
As a bonus, there will be a special lunch time “Round Table Discussion” with effective church planters from my Advanced Coaching Network.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
The One Day Launch Conference For Pastors, Church Planters and Teams
Location: Royal Plaza Hotel Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Hurry – space is limited; only 45 seats remaining!
Note: Special hotel rates are available for conference attendees (information will be emailed upon registration).
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
• Launching Large – starting your new church healthier than you thought possible
• Developing a Launch Team – getting the right people together from the beginning
• Fundraising – how you can gather the necessary resources to start strong
• Developing a strategic plan – the key elements you must include to succeed
• The first year beyond the Launch – and why most planters fail to properly prepare
• Recruiting a Team – who else you should include on your initial planting team
• Accelerating your effectiveness – how to make the most of what you have
• Personal and Pastoral Leadership – several keys to laying a strong foundation
• Q and A – your church planting questions answered
Register today while seats are still available: RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity. Register today. Time is running out!
I recently got this question from a friend in New Hampshire who attended the recent Launch Conference that Kerrick and I did here in the city:
“How do you handle people from other churches who want to join your church?”
This is a great question that we all should wrestle with. There are three types of church growth:
Conversion Growth – when new believers join your church by evangelism
Biological Growth – when children of members are evangelized
Transfer Growth – when a person from another church joins your church
Transfer Growth is the most tricky because there is no clear path for assimilation and because there are two kinds of transfer growth:
Transfer “IN” growth – when a church member from another city or state moves to your city and wants to join your church.
Transfer “ACROSS” growth – when a church member from another church in your city wants to join your church.
I’m not a big fan of Transfer “ACROSS” growth but it does happen. So what should you do when it does?
“As far as handling people from other churches – honestly all we do is to not do them any special favors. We don’t discourage them from coming in any way. However, just because someone has served in a leadership role in one church doesn’t mean they automatically get to do so here. We have a leadership ladder at The Journey. And if you want to serve in leadership in the church – you start by serving others in entry level positions and earning your way. We have seen church plants put people from other churches in positions of leadership right away because they know how to do things and have been Christians for a while – but unless that person has bought into the vision of the church (and worked through baggage) then it usually ends with discontent and them spreading that discontent to others who were otherwise happy.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself – thanks Kerrick and thanks for the question from New Hampshire! If you have a question, send it over – just use the “Ask Nelson” button on the right.
P.S. If you haven’t yet joined the thousands of people who have read my NEW Report on Organic Church Growth entitled “Healthy Systems, Healthy Church,” check it out here.
P.S.S. Kerrick is beginning a new Tele-Coaching network exclusively for Executive Pastors in June. Click Here to download an application or for more information.
I just found out that my book “Launch:Starting A New Church From Scratch” is being translated into Spanish.
OK, now I’ve exhausted the extent of my spanish, even though I had two years in high school (in defense of Mrs. Williams, my teacher, I can read spanish much better than I can speak it!).
I don’t know yet when the translation will be available. The publisher is saying within two years – I guess that says something about the difficultly of translating what Kerrick and I wrote (I’m sure its my parts, not his, that are so problematic).
Either way, its a honor AND its a testimony to how well the book has been received in its English translation. So my BIG THANKS to you for buying the book and spreading the word about it!
Which, btw, if you have a Launch testimony, please send it to me. My email is in the About CLI section above or you can use the Ask Nelson button at the right —>
Adios mis amigos.
Senor Nelson Searcy
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