How To Serve A Million People And Change Your City: Expert Interview with Nelson Searcy (SNEAK PEEK)

Nelson Searcy started his church in the New York City area on Easter of 2002. Nelson tried a number of different approaches for reaching people that he had relied upon in the past, but these did not work so well in the big city. However, when he and his church began servant evangelism they started seeing lives change in the Big Apple in big ways. Listen in as Nelson shares many practical insights into serving your city in a big way in this excerpt of a larger interview available at

About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is the founder and lead pastor of The Journey Church of the City, an innovative, multicultural church located in New York City. Founded in 2002, The Journey has grown to over 1,200 people in weekly attendance and more than 1,400 involved in weekly small groups during its first six years. A multi-site church with locations across the metro New York City, The Journey continues to grow and innovate and serve the people of NYC. Nelson’s resources can be found at Church Leader Insights.

How To Launch SE In Your Church In 6 Months Teleconference

TODAY we have a super cool, practical teleconference on how to expertly launch your church into Servant Evangelism in 6 months. If you have found it challenging to incorporate an outward-focus in your church, feel stumped getting traction with Servant Evangelism, or are looking for a step-by-step guide (from planning your outreaches 6 months out, creating sermons to go along with the outward focused mentality you are striving to instill in your congregations, or the set up, break down and wrap ups of all your serving events) then you DEFINITELY need to join us this TODAY, May 13th at 10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST.

Charlie Wear, publisher of Next-Wave Ezine, will be our host, and this teleconference is free for anyone to attend! Either listen in online, or dial in on your phone…your choice! For the details on how to connect to this teleconference, go to this link:

Soon after this teleconference, we will be releasing a 6 month jumpstart course at on how to launch Servant Evangelism in your church, with step by step instructions, checklists, tracking worksheets, outreach templates, planning calendars, outreach prep talks, sermons, and more! This course will be available to all members of at no extra cost.

We are so excited about how this will be able to help so many churches that are trying to take SE to the next level. Whether you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced practitioner of SE, this course will surely increase your effectiveness. Look for the first month of material (and more info about it) coming your way soon on

As always, we are constantly interested in hearing how we can best serve you, so please do not hesitate to contact us with your feedback.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!

P.S. For this Thursday’s teleconference, we have 250 phone lines available, and 2000 spots online. Almost 10k people will be getting this email, so you if are truly interested in listening in, be sure to get on the call a few minutes before it starts!

Experiments in Evangelism – Expert Interview with Christy Wimber (SNEAK PEEK)

Christy-wimber-lgIn the world of outreach there are many approaches to connecting with people that work well. Christy Wimber is the pastor of the Vineyard Church of Yorba Linda (California). In the four-year history of this church lots of common, everyday people have been experimenting with the use of God’s touch in people’s lives to see a profound difference made. As the people of this congregation step out to pray for others they see some interesting, drawing things take place. They are consistently seeing people come into relationship with Christ as a result of serving and praying their way into other’s lives. Christy will be sharing stories about her people who have been experimenting with power evangelism as well as servant evangelism. In both cases the person doing the sharing is in need of the presence of God before a difference can be made with not-yet believers.

Listen in on this practical and encouraging discussion between myself and Christy Wimber. You will pick up on nuggets of encouragement that will be easily transferred to your people. This is doable. This is also dynamic. Your people can do this stuff – with gusto!

To listen to the full interview with Christy, sign up for a ServeCoach membership here.

Creating God Space – Doug Pollock Expert Interview (SNEAK PEEK)

Suffering from “evangiphobia?” Been turned off by evangelistic methods in the past? Trying to figure out how to start spiritual conversations with your friends, co-workers, and family members without turning them off? … then maybe it’s time to learn how to create some “God Space”! Doug Pollock, author of “God Space”, and co-author of the award winning book, “Irresistible Evangelism” will be serving as our guide in this interview to help us cross the us / them divide.

To view the full interview with Doug Pollock, sign up for a ServeCoach membership right here.

Doug PollockAbout Doug Pollock

Doug’s passion for spiritual conversations has taken him to 36 different countries, six of our seven continents, and throughout most of the United States. Doug is committed to helping Christ followers increase the quality and quantity of their spiritual conversations in natural, doable, and practical ways. He is convinced that the church must leave the building on Sunday equipped to engage the culture with conversations that create plausibility for the Christian faith in the Monday through Saturday world.

You can find out more information about Doug at this website:

Committing To God’s Long View – Expert Interview with Doug Roe (SNEAK PEEK)

How do we commit to the long haul project God is working out through you? Pastor Doug Roe shares in depth many words of wisdom as he reflects on 20 years of reaching out in his city. Doug connects with the heart when he explains the vital importance of having a deep call from God.

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About Doug Roe

Doug Roe is the Founding Pastor of the Dayton Vineyard, “A pretty good church.” Doug planted the Vineyard 15 years ago. Doug’s passion is to reach broken, hurting people from all walks of life, restoring dignity and empowering people to do ministry. His life mission is “to leave Dayton better than I found it.” In Doug’s approach to ministry, he strives to be both spiritual and smart at the same time. With the help of some good friends, the Dayton Vineyard has grown from a few people to regular attendance of more than 3000 per week.

How To Re-Engage The Church: Expert Interview with Ike Reighard SNEAK PEEK

This is one of the most moving expert interviews to date. Pastor Ike Reighard shares with us how his trek has taken him from large churches he has started all the way to smaller works that have been renewed. This is the story of renewal.

How many times have you seen churches that have lost the steam that was once behind their backs? To lose momentum is not the end of the world for any of us. It is however a significant factor to mix in with what we are facing. God is up to the notion of renewing congregations. We need to have a hopeful approach to things. We are hopefully going to find the way forward in all that is going on.

There are multitudes of churches in America today that have great facilities but lack the essential leadership that is needed to put those facilities to the proper use. Ike  believes we are standing on the edge of some great changes in the American church scene. We need to open our hearts to doing things a little differently however. We are the ones who are able to rearrange the details of the local church such that the old can work with the new. With the interworking of the old with the new we can build churches that are going to be established in full on strength.

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About Ike Reighard

Ike has served at Piedmont Church since January 2006 (as Interim Pastor) and became the Lead Pastor in February 2007.  Prior to Piedmont, over his career he was the Founding Pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia; he was the Lead Pastor at the North Campus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta; he was the Senior Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia (recognized as the 2nd fastest growing church in the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership.)  While serving at NorthStar Church and Piedmont Church, Ike was the Chief People Officer of Homebanc Mortgage in Atlanta, Georgia (recognized for four  consecutive years as one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For while he was the CPO.)

Ike is the author of three books – Treasures from the Dark, Discovering Your Northstar, and Discovering Your Northstar Journal.  He  has co-authored a daily devotional book with Zig Ziglar that is scheduled to be released by Tyndale House in the Fall of 2009.

Ike is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mercer University (B.A. – Religion.)  He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry  degrees from Luther Rice Seminary.

Ike and his wife Robin have two daughters – Danielle and Abigail.

The E2 Evangelism Experience – Expert Interview with Dave Workman SNEAK PEEK

We join Pastor Dave Workman as he shares with us the power and excitement of “E2” – here we get into the notion that evangelism is an easy matter at some points but it is a complicated one on other counts. We need to come to see the notion of evangelism as something that can be learned from each time we go out to engage the community. God desires to specifically lead us along the lines of what we are up to in terms of getting a spiritual plan going.

Imagine you get with your team, you pray for specific guidance, then when you are able to discern the direction God is providing you can be led out in an especially effective way.

He illustrates this approach to sharing God’s love with lots of stories that convey the excitement we can get from being led by God’s Spirit.

Along with the message we come to share there is the question of how do we best convey that notion of God’s love. God has a lot to say about that. With E2 we are getting involved in an adventure that takes us out into the highways and byways of life – E2 shows us that we can relax and allow God to direct our paths as we get involved in the lives of others. We are going to learn a lot about how to hear from God in the context of the evangelism conveying of things. God can lead us to the right place, the right time, the right setting. He has much to say about that if we are listening. E2 is an approach to doing evangelism that allows us to hear of God’s plan to connect with people we are out there to love.

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About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is senior pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, a church of over 6,000 weekend attendees. Starting in 1985, the Vineyard pioneered a unique form of outreach called servant evangelism. Workman is considered an atmosphere architect in the evolution of the church. After leading worship for twelve years and developing celebration/programming teams for eight weekly celebrations, he began regularly teaching as a primary speaker. In 2000, Dave stepped into the role of senior pastor. He and his wife, Anita, live in Mason, Ohio, and have two grown children.

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