Find Your Church's Identity

Leadership Network 2014 Innovations Conference


In this 18-minute session, Dr. Stacy Spencer, Pastor of New Direction Christian Church in Memphis, TN, shares the story of how his church struggled with their identity. He explains why it is important to have a clear identity as a church and how to be faithful to that identity. 



In this 6-minute follow up interview from 2014, gives an update on his life, church and their workforce development program.  


Which of the Stacy’s points in the first talk did you find most impactful? Why? What stood out to you about his follow up video? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through the message? What about the interview? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message and interview? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from Stacy in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Your church is in a unique context with a specific reach. Fight the temptations to compare your church with other churches. Define the mission and identity of your church and stick with it.  


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