BLESS Strategy

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 6-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Dave Ferguson shares five missional practices that encourage and inspire his congregants to bless others. Dave Ferguson is Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church, a multi-site church in the Chicago area. He is also the founder of New Thing, a catalyst for reproducing churches, and the president of Exponential, a nationwide conference about church multiplication. Dave has written several books including Finding Your Way Back to God and Discover Your Mission Now.  


Which of Dave’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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Dave believes that the best strategy for accomplishing mission is to be a blesser. He encourages his congregants to BLESS—Begin with prayer, Listen to others, Eat with them, Serve them, and Share the story of how Jesus changed their hearts. Consider how these principles could work for you and your church family. 


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