Wear Your Own Armor

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Chris Elrod shares how and why replicating programs and events from other churches did not work for his church. 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 when he tried to replicate events other churches were doing, he was more focused growing his church than growing the kingdom of God. May we take his advice to seek what God wants our our churches, discover the needs of our communities, and use the resources we have. 


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