Solicit Advice

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Jim Powell talks about the value of soliciting feedback from congregants. Jim Powell is Lead Pastor at Richwoods Christian Church in Peoria, Illinois and the Founder and Director of the 95network.  


Which of Jim’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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Jim said that we are often hesitant to solicit advice from congregants because we are talkers, we are afraid, our plates are full, or we are overly dependent on our inner circle. Consider how you could be more intentional about asking congregants for input and how it may help your ministry.  


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