Consumeristic Culture

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 8-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Anthony Trufant shares the challenges that come when congregants are consumers more than producers. Anthony Trufant is Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. 


Which of Anthony’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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Anthony said that when congregants come to church to consume, they become unreliable volunteers who are unwilling to sacrifice their time and resources. May we consider the ways we might be encouraging that kind of culture and ask God for wisdom and guidance. 


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