Authentic and Diverse

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Patrick Kelley shares how he intentionally pursued both an authentic and racially diverse church family. Patrick Kelley is Founding and Lead Pastor at River Pointe Church in the Houston, Texas area.  


Which of Patrick’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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Patrick said racial diversity doesn’t just happen—you have to be intentional about inspiring your congregation, hiring the right people, and developing friendships with people of other ethnicities. Consider what an authentic, yet diverse congregation might look like in your community. 


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