Connect With the Past for the Sake of the Future

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Anthony Delaney, Lead Pastor at Ivy Church Manchester, United Kingdom shares how connecting a congregation to traditions of the past plays an integral part in adjusting current programs for effectiveness moving forward.


Which of Anthony'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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People are not comfortable with change, especially those invested in the programming of a local church. Before making any drastic changes—even when they are needed—work at connecting your people to the traditions of their past. Help them to see the importance of reaching people with Christ demonstrated across the pages of history. Use the spirit behind such traditions as a way of creating shared value for updating programs to more effectively reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 


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