When Programs Need To Go

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 2-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Laurie Beshore, Founding Pastor of Outreach Ministries at Mariners Church in Irvine, California offers her perspective on how church leaders can gracefully do away with ineffective programs that fail to mature believers.



Which of Laurie'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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Because people are often deeply invested in various programming within the church, there are no perfect options for shutting down those programs deemed ineffective. Nonetheless, when they begin to create consumers rather than passionate disciples of Jesus, they need to go. Take a hard look at the programming of your church. Consider whether it is contributing to the discipleship of your people and be bold to trim away those programs that fail to promote spiritual maturity.


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