Relational Approach

2014 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2014 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Gene Appel shares how he approaches immigration with both an English and Spanish ministry at his church. Gene Appel is Senior Pastor at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, California. 


Which of Gene’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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Instead of taking an educational or political approach to the immigration issue, Gene wants his multi-ethnic congregation to worship together, serve together, learn together to grow in mutual love and understanding. Consider how genuine relationships with immigrants might change your perspective on the issue.  


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