Reality of Gossip

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 2-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Pete James talks with Baroness Elizabeth Berridge about gossip and how she refrains from it in work and life. Pete James is a songwriter and worship leader at Kings Church in Eastbourne, England. Elizabeth Berridge is the Baroness of the Vale of Catmose and a politician in the House of Lords in England. 


Which of Elizabeth’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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Elizabeth said that technology and email have made it much easier to gossip. She tries to refrain, but when she succumbs, she forces herself to tell the person she has gossiped about. Consider the reality of gossip in your own life and among your church and what safeguards you could put in place to help yourself and others. 


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