Church Planting and Charity

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Linda Stanley sits down with pastors Noel Heikkinen and David McDonald to talk about what is working well in their churches. Linda Stanley is Vice President and Team Leader at Leadership Network.  Noel Heikkinen is a pastor at Riverview Church in the Lansing, Michigan area. Noel also serves as the US Midwest Network Director for Acts 29. D avid McDonald is Lead Pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the author of several books.


Which of their 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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Noel talked about the church planting residency that has been successful in his church and David talked about how he encourages congregants to keep the gospel at the center of their charitable work. Consider what is working well at your church. 


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