Permission to Not Be the Kingdom of God

2011 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2011 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Carey Nieuwhof, Teaching and Founding Pastor of Connexus Church in Ontario describes the important distinction between seeing your local church as a part of the kingdom of God rather than the whole of it.


Which of Carey'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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When you fail to see rightly your place as a part of the kingdom of God, your tendency will be to take on burdens you cannot rightly bear. Take time to consider the goals of your ministry and identify ways in which it needs to be limited for the health of all going forward. Only do what you can do best and allow other Christ-followers to bring their talents to the table for the glory of God.


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