Be a Sending Church

2011 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2011 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, J.D. Greear, Lead Pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina explains how a vision of a church should not be about gathering alone, but should include an emphasis on equipping people to be sent out on mission.


Which of J.D.'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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We limits our capacity for success as a church when we limit it to measuring our seating capacities. Rather, a gospel-centered vision needs to account for sending capacity. God created the church to be more than a weekly gathering, but a body of believers on mission to reach the lost throughout the world. Consider the ways in which your vision incorporates sending capacity into the life of your church. Ask God to reveal to you any revisions necessary and take steps to alter your vision for greater effectiveness in ministry. 


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