Obscure Facilities

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Shawn Johnson shares how great ministry can be done without great facilities. Shawn Johnson is Lead Pastor of Red Rocks Church, a multi-site church in the Denver, Colorado area. He is also the author of Transit. 


Which of Shawn’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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Shawn said that we often use our lack of good facilities as an excuse not to do good ministry. Once he saw this in himself, he was able to celebrate the obscurity of his facilities and see how God was using them to reach nonbelievers. Consider if you’ve ever used the same excuse and what unexpected things God might be doing through your facilities. 


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