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What if your church had more volunteers than you knew what to do with?

Sound far-fetched? It doesn't have to be. Connect uncovers the secret to doubling your volunteer base in as little as one day. Yes, you read that right.

This step-by-step guide shows you how to create a culture that attracts, keeps, and grows volunteers. It gives you the practical insight and tools you need to effectively involve people in serving your local church. You'll learn how to help people see the importance of serving, how to continually raise up new volunteers, how to really delegate, and more.

"I can't say enough about the volunteer system Nelson outlines in Connect. Everywhere I go, I find myself recommending this to pastors who truly want to maximize the potential in their churches. Read this book with your team!"--Ryan Meeks, lead pastor, Eastlake Church, Seattle and Bothel, WA

"If every church leader read Connect and applied its teaching, the number of people actively engaged in serving God's kingdom would explode!"--Steve Gladen, pastor of small groups, Saddleback Church; author of Small Groups with Purpose and Leading Small Groups with Purpose

"Nelson Searcy's simple tools and well-defined strategy are easily transferable, no matter what your ministry setting or challenges. Connect will help you 'connect' your people to life-giving service that is meaningful, sustainable, and enjoyable."--Lance Witt, founder of Replenish Ministries

"No one, to my knowledge, is as good at developing systems for recruiting, training, and deploying people in ministry as Nelson Searcy."--Gary L. McIntosh, professor, Christian ministry and leadership, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Nelson Searcy is founding pastor of The Journey Church, a multisite church with locations across New York City and Boca Raton, Florida. Searcy is also the founder of www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the author of several books.

Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in Atlanta.


Nelson Searcy, 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 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.

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Jennifer Dykes Henson, Author

Jennifer Dykes Henson is a writer, wife, and mom to two young girls. She has coauthored several bestselling books, including The Generosity Ladder and Tongue Pierced. Previously, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the marketing communications manager for In Touch Ministries. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jennifer Dykes Henson, Author

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