Change and Tension

2013 The Nines Conference


 In this 1-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Rick Rusaw shares the tension he feels initiating change to move his church closer to where they want to be.  Rick Rusaw has served as Lead Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colorado for 25 years. He is the co-founder of Externally Focused network and the co-author of three books.  


Which of Rick’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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Rick is always thinking about where he wants the church to be and how to move people in that direction, but struggles to actually manage that tension. Consider how you manage change and what else you could do to grow and flourish as a church.  


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