Far From God

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Chris Elrod shares how his church is reaching people in the community who are far from God. Chris Elrod is Founding and Senior Pastor of Impact! Church in Lakeland, Florida.


Which of Chris’ 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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Chris realized that relationships and time influence unchurched people more than anything else. He and his congregants hang out on street corners, bars, and public events to build those relationships and promote Jesus more than their church. Consider new ways you could reach the unchurched in your community.   


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