Executive Leadership and Diversity

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, David McDonald sits down with Bill Giovannetti and Patrick Kelley to talk about what is working well at their churches. David McDonald is Lead Pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the author of several books. Bill Giovannetti is Senior Pastor of Neighborhood Church in northern California, an adjunct professor, and the author of several books. Patrick Kelley is Founding and Lead Pastor at River Pointe Church in the Houston, Texas area.  


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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Bill shared how splitting the Executive Pastor role between two people has been a game changer at his church, impacting financial health, staff harmony, and ministry success. Patrick shared how he and his team created a diverse and authentic worship space that is drawing the community in. Consider what is working well at your church.


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