Courage to Change

Leadership Network 2014 Innovations Conference

In this 18-minute session, John Jenkins, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, talks about how he became pastor of his church and tried to bring about change. He uses the story of Hezekiah to illustrate how leaders should be agents of change. 

In this 9-minute follow up interview from 2014, summarizes how his church grew since 2009 and extends encouragement to other pastors. 

Which of the John’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 John 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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If you want your church to change, as the leader, you have to take the initial steps toward change. Ask God for courage and strength to lead your congregation this week. 

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