Clean Slate

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 2-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Matthew Cork shares what happened when he realized the way his church was doing missions was not working. Matthew Cork is Lead Pastor at Friends Church in Orange Country, California and the president of the Not Today Coalition, an organization working to prevent the exploitation of the Dalits in India through education and restoration. 


Which of Matthew’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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In established churches, sometimes things exist just because they always have—but they do not have to stay like that forever. Matthew and his team took a big leap starting over with a clean slate, but they are better for it. Consider things that might be simply “existing” in your church and how you can fix them.  


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