Unleashing the Church featuring J.D. Greear

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How can we lead our people to serve beyond the walls, beyond the ministries inside the church and take their faith into a world that desperately needs Christ? This illustration inspires us to find strength in the church and put our faith in action outside its walls.

You can download "In Here Out There" by searching the title, click "Download Illustration" to inspire your church or leadership team.

The church is the training ground and the world is our mission field. Take a look at how J.D. Greear mobilizes people to carry the power of God into the community. J.D. pastors the Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. The Summit Church is deeply involved in global church planting with the mission to plant 1,000 churches out of its congregation in the next 40 years.

One of the greatest untapped resources in the church is the church itself! J.D. referenced John 14:12 when he said, "there is a greater power available in our church as a result of each member operating in the power of the Holy Spirit in the community."

How are you empowering your people and releasing them into the community?
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J.D. said that they do not measure their success by "seating capacity" but by "sending capacity." What does that look like in your church? What is your sending capacity?
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J.D. also said, "When the power of God intersects our world, it doesn't happen just through a powerful sermon or powerful ministry event, it happens as people take the gifts of the Spirit and the power of the Spirit and go out into the community and ask great thing of God and then expect great thing for God.

Are your people relying on your message or programs as evidence of God's power or are they taking the gifts of the Spirit into the community? What does that look like?
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Did J.D. say anything that causes you to rethink or refocus your mission or message and how you can unleash your church?
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God has called every believer to do good deeds and spread the message of Jesus Christ. And you have the awesome privilege to challenge them, train them and release them.

For more RightNow Media training posts, teaching videos and Bible study resources with J.D. Greear, click here.