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2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, former pastor Wesley Furlong shares four things to have in place before expanding church building space. Wesley Furlong is the Founder and Director of City of Refuge, a network for community transformation. He is also the Director of Church Development for the EVANA Network, an evangelical Baptist network of churches across North America. 


Which of Wesley’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 becacuse of what you’ve just heard?
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Sometimes we can become slaves to growth. Before we expand, Wesley encouraged us to have a clear picture of outcomes, create a plan and measurement tool for relational discipleship, and have the organizational resources to facilitate growth. Consider what this look like at your church and how it might help you pace your growth. 


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