How Do Local Churches Contribute to the Global Church?

Q Talks


In Portland, one of the most progressive and unchurched cities in America, Imago Dei has learned how to empower people to do more than show up on Sunday mornings. In this 16-minute session from the Q Talks, Lead Pastor Rick McKinley identifies the critical importance of equipping church members to be restorers of fallenness in their community.

Rick is author of Jesus in the Margins, Advent Conspiracy, This Beautiful Mess, and A Kingdom Called Desire



Which of Rick'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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The goal of the church is reach out into the community with the gospel of Jesus. In order to maximize the impact a congregation can have, it's important for church leaders to recognize their congregation as members of society. Every person has the power to live out the gospel in the community in which they live.


To learn more about the Q Talks, click here.