Word and Deed

2014 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2014 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Nanci Ricks shares how to balance proclaiming the gospel in both word and deed. Nancy is President of Empart USA, a nonprofit that trains local people to plant local churches in unreached communities across Asia. 


Which of Nanci’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? 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 this message 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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Nanci said that even when we do not proclaim the gospel with our words, we can through our deeds by sharing the image of God with people. Let’s not compartmentalize evangelism and social action, but see them both as ways to share the love and gospel of Jesus. 


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