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2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Eric Bramlett sits down with Joe Hishmeh and Chris Stephens to talk about something they need to change or improve in their ministries. Eric Bramlett is the Creative Arts Director at Community Christian Church in the Chicago area and the co-author of The Big Idea. Joe Hishmeh is Lead Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Chris Stephens is Senior Pastor at Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and the author of two books: The Climb of Your Life and The Plan of Your Life.


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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Joe shared that because two-thirds of the families in his church are either blended or single parent families, he and his team need to do a better job at partnering with parents and ministering to children. Chris shared the shock he and his team experienced when their original campus stopped growing after the launch of their new campus. Consider their thoughts and areas of your ministry that may need more attention.


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