The Nines 2011 – Discipleship – 11-11:40am notes
Chip Henderson – Pinelake Church (Brandon, MS) : Intentionally Relational
1. Be intentional
- Those who are hungry.
- Be with a person of the same gender.
2. Be individual
- One on one.
- Have a specific thing you’re trying to teach a person.
Brandon Hatmaker – Austin New Church
- I don’t have space for another Bible Study.
- Create a time that works best.
- We need to make more effort to make space for people to walk in Jesus’ shoes.
Jon Ferguson – Community Christian Church (Chicago, IL) : The “Big Ask”
- Make the distinction between a “big” ask and “mini” ask.
- When we minimize the ask we minimize their potential and the vision.
- If we ask people to step up to a task that is small and manageable, we can only expect small and manageable results.
- Lead – minus vision = desperation
- Lead + vision = inspiration
Doug Pagitt – Solomon’s Porch (Minneapolis, MN) : Relational Transparency
- Be yourself in an effort to help people establish an honesty with themselves about who they are.
- Transparency is Key for leaders!
- Your level of transparency needs to be based on your connection with a person rather than the authority position you play in their church.
Mark Driscoll – Mars Hill Church (Seattle, WA) : The Mentor Myth
- Young leaders are drawn to the mentor myth.
- If we idolize someone we will eventually demonize them!
- I’m not saying you shouldn’t have a mentors, you should have mentors. A team of people who you can learn from.
Jeremy Brown – Journey Church (Jackson, TN) : What’s the Target?
- What are you looking for when you go to make disciples?
- “Follow me, and I will make you into fishers of men.”
- Are you following Jesus?
- Are you being formed by Jesus?
- Are you being faithful to the mission of Jesus?
- If we made disciples, we wouldn’t have to make up words.
- “If you don’t have a target you’ll hit it every time.” Howard Hendrix
Greg Holder – The Crossing (Chesterfield, MO) : The “Both/And/And” Proposition
- Think of what God is calling you into as a Both/And/And Proposition
- Study to show yourself approved.
- Be studying and actively learning.
- We can’t be just informational.
- It’s both/and–cognitive and emotional/head and heart…but there’s another and ○ Cognitive and emotional and behavioral/thinking and feeling and doing.
- How we love others as we have been loved, serve others, champion others, include others, won’t tolerate gossip….but that’s not the end game – God is the point of it all.
- Start living both, and, and life….there will be things that click and fall into place, and you’ll know.
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