Fresh Eyes

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Mike Woodruff encourages church leaders to get in the practice of looking ahead and planning for the future. Mike Woodruff is Senior Pastor at Christ Church, a multi-site church north of Chicago, Illinois. Mike has published more than 200 articles and written several books including the Broken Series and The Life of Jesus Christ. 


Which of Mike’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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Mike does not want us to be surprised by what we see in our church in the next five or ten years. Consider how his encouragement to take time to look ahead at people and facilities might help things in the future. 


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