Servants and Pilgrims

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, David McDonald sits down with Matt Hannan and Anthony Trufant to talk about how they communicate the difference between volunteers and servants in their church. David McDonald is Lead Pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the author of several books. Anthony Trufant is Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. Matt Hannan is Senior Pastor of New Heights Church in the Vancouver, Washington 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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Anthony has noticed a difference in attitude and commitment between volunteers and servants. He intends to “fire” all volunteers and call his people to be faithful servants. Matt uses similar terminology, calling his people to be pilgrims in the faith rather than tourists. Consider their thoughts and what else you could do inspire your congregants to committed service. 


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