I am a church planter in NYC and have attended live Seminars and utilized the resources that Searcy and his team have produced. I have been provoked to consider my philosophy of ministry (The Why behind what I do) and the Systems I have in place and their effectiveness. He and his team are definitely up to something!
I've listened to Nelson via the internet in addition to many other new guys trying to get their spin on church and leadership into a more public forum. A lot of his thoughts echo the stuff you hear out of Granger and Willow Creek, so it's often not new information. What does translate well, though, is his passion for what God is doing in his neck of the woods. While reading these manuscripts can be helpful, I'd really encourage you to check out his audio.
November 27, 2006
2.Bryan Gerstel says...
I have been blessed to know Nelson for 2 years now. He is a mentor and friend. You will be blessed by his insightful messages and tremendous gifts as a church growth strategist. Take advantage of his material here and at Church Leader Insights. The Pointe in Albany, Georgia has been blessed by Nelson! You will too!
November 16, 2006
1.Joel Hjertstedt says...
I recently heard Nelson Searcy at a conference, and was very blessed by his preaching. He has refreshing and cutting edge insight into the Word of God. A true blessing to the Body of Christ. I hope he will be a long time contributor to Sermon Central.