New Methods When Times Change

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Scott Hodge, Lead Pastor of The Orchard Community in Aurora, Illinois discusses the importance of honesty and storytelling in the process of disbanded programs that have lost their usefulness in a local church.


Which of Scott'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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Though most programs begin for good reasons, over time particular needs, resources, and leaders change. When this happens, tweaking a program is not enough to redirect its aim. Most times, once they have lost their usefulness they need to be removed so as not to burden the ministry of the church. Be bold in taking such action where it is needed, but celebrate its contributions as well as the people who led it along the way. 


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