Prioritize People

2014 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2014 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Joe Hishmeh shares three values that have helped his congregants keep people at the center of their community service and social justice efforts. Joe Hishmeh is Lead Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas. 


Which of Joe’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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Joe said that social justice has to be more about people than projects, more about relationships than resources, and more about the gospel and the goodness of God. Consider what service looks like at your church and how these values could guide your congregants.  


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