Founding Pastors

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Dr. Sam Chand shares six issues facing founding and re-founding pastors. Sam is a nationally recognized leadership consultant, author, and publisher. He personally consults and coaches pastors at some of the largest churches in the nation and speaks regularly at leadership and church conferences. 


Which of Sam’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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Sam said one challenge many large church pastors face is having a small church mentality. Consider how this point and his other five could help you think through issues in your church and leadership.  


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