Community Impact

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, David McDonald sits down with Jeff Jones and Gary Fenton to talk how community service and pre-marital classes are making an impact in their neighborhoods. David McDonald is Lead Pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the author of several books. Jeff Jones is the Senior Pastor of Chase Oaks Church in Plano, Texas. Gary Fenton is Senior Pastor of Dawson Family of Faith in Birmingham, Alabama and the author of Good for Goodness’ Sake and Your Ministry’s Next Chapter. 


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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Jeff and his congregants have served their community so well that local leaders have asked them to plant a new church. Gary shared how the pre-marital classes at his church are drawing couples from the community and plugging them into local churches. Consider how you can make a greater impact in your neighborhood. 


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