Friday, June 25, 2010

Great Seminar with Nelson Searcy

I went to another great seminar yesterday. It was "The Top 3 Growth Barriers Live!" seminar with Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor of the Journey Church in NYC. We spent three hours discussing the 3 common church growth barriers that all churches face, no matter what their size.

The three barriers are space, self-development of the pastor, and sharing. First, the physical space can limit growth. When the church is too full, people stop inviting their friends. Second, growing churches are led by growing pastors. Pastors need to be constantly learning and growing to be effective leaders. Finally, churches will not grow if the people are not actively involved in sharing their faith.

For more information about these growth barriers, check out Nelson's web site at Pastors, you'll find lots of great resources.

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