Ignite: How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church [NOOK Book]

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Ignite is the ultimate how-to book for church leaders who want to reach more people for Jesus Christ. Pastor and founder of Church Leader Insights, Nelson Searcy, will provide practical, inventive guidelines for bringing first-time guests through the doors.
This book sets forth a step-by-step, biblically grounded, proven plan for creating immediate church growth by utilizing a "Big Day" to mobilize the church for evangelism. This user-friendly guide will show church leaders what...
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Ignite: How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church

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Overview

Ignite is the ultimate how-to book for church leaders who want to reach more people for Jesus Christ. Pastor and founder of Church Leader Insights, Nelson Searcy, will provide practical, inventive guidelines for bringing first-time guests through the doors.
This book sets forth a step-by-step, biblically grounded, proven plan for creating immediate church growth by utilizing a "Big Day" to mobilize the church for evangelism. This user-friendly guide will show church leaders what they need to do to reach the unchurched in their communities and break through the debilitating growth barriers that are holding them back.

Through the inspiration of testimonies and stories, combined with the down-to-earth, applicable teaching that Searcy readers have come to expect and appreciate, Ignite will give church leaders the tools they desperately need to reach and keep modern-minded, unchurched people to create and sustain growth momentum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441210494
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 696,698
  • File size: 338 KB

Meet the Author

Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, and Ignite. Nelson is also an experienced church planter, coach, and church-growth strategist. Before to founding The Journey, he served as the director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church. He is also the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.

Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the east coast. Prior to moving to New York, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. Jennifer and her husband are members of The Journey Church of the City.
Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, and Ignite. Nelson is also an experienced church planter, coach, and church-growth strategist. Before founding The Journey, he served as the director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church. He is also the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.
Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Jennifer also worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: What If Your Church Could Double in One Day? 13

1 What a Difference a Day Makes: This Book's Big Idea 23

2 What Day Is It? Surveying the Options 33

3 The Day of Harvest: The Importance of Prayer and Goals 41

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4 Reaching the Boiling Point: Taking Your Evangelistic Temp and Turning Up the Heat 51

5 Setting the Stage: Successfully Leveraging Your Influence 59

6 Carrying the Torch: Igniting Your Church's Structure 73

Personal Evangelism

7 Mobilizing for Evangelism: Releasing the Army 85

8 Equipping for Evangelism: Little Tools That Make a Big Difference 95

Promotion

9 Finding Fertile Ground: The Art of Choosing Wisely 109

10 Sowing the Best Seed: And Trusting God for Big Results 121

11 Reaping the Harvest: The keys to Effective Promotion 133

Preservation

12 Preparing the Way: Helping People Take the Next Step 145

13 The Celebration: Let the Fun Begin! 159

Conclusion: Keep On Dreaming 167

Postscript 171

Appendix 1 Baptism 173

Appendix 2 Fasting 181

Appendix 3 Invest and Invite Cards 183

Appendix 4 What Is Servant Evangelism? 185

Appendix 5 How to Conduct a Servant Evangelism Saturday 187

Appendix 6 New Believer Email and Letter 199

Notes 203

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