Blogging “The Nines” Live #TheNines

The NinesAs I mentioned yesterday Leadership Network and Catalyst are hosting a FREE online Christian leadership conference called “The Nines” today.  Starting at 9:09 AM CDT there will be about 9 hours of 9-minute videos from Christian leaders like:

  • Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church)
  • Reggie McNeal (Leadership Network)
  • Perry Noble (NewSpring Church)
  • John Ortberg (Menlo Park Presbyterian)
  • Ed Stetzer (Lifeway Research)
  • Mark Batterson (National Community Church)
  • Reggie Joiner (CCO, reThink)

I wish I could spend the entire day watching the videos, blogging, and tweeting about it, but I just have too much other stuff to do today. But I am going to blog the first hour of the “The Nines” live, right here.  Just refresh this post for the latest updates.

Post your thoughts in the comments too.

0909 And we’re off.

0912 Hmmm, I’m hearing the intro, but not seeing any video.

0915 Troy Grambling, (@TGramling) pastor of Flamingo Road Church in South Florida is up first. Talking about guarding against pride.

Troy Grambling

0923 Mark Beeson. Mark is Senior Pastor at Granger Community Church near South Bend, Indiana. Why do people join (or leave) your team. 1) You. 2) The mission, vision, and values. 3) The team, the other people they’ll be working with.

Mark Beeson

0929 Bryan Carter talking about succession pastors. Bryan is Senior Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, TX. 1) Learn to live with a shadow. Honor your predecessor. 2) Be yourself. 3) Learn to be patient. It takes time for people to get used to the transition.

Bryan Carter

1036 brief interlude with the hosts… Anne Jackson, Dave Ferguson and Scott Hodge up next.

1037 Anne Jackson (@flowerdust, talking about concepts covered in her book Mad Church Disease. Does working in this church interfere with your communion with Christ? Telling her personal story of how working in a church was interfering with her communion with Christ. What is interfering with your relationship with Christ? Apart from Christ we can do nothing.

Anne Jackson

0943 Dave Ferguson (@daveferguson)… very hard to hear… pastor of Community Christian Church. Talking about 5 steps to apprentice someone. 1) I do you watch. 2) I do, you help. 3) You do, I help. 4) You do, I watch. 5) You do, someone else watches. 2 Tim 2:2 – four generations of leadership.

Dave Ferguson

0953 Scott Hodge (@scotthodge, blog), Senior Pastor at The Orchard in Aurora, IL. Importance of hearing God’s voice and finding the courage to obey. It really doesn’t matter how innovative my idea is if I’m not hearing from God. He doesn’t do any meetings in the morning – that is his time with God. Two questions: 1) Am I hearing from God? 2) Am I willing to do whatever it takes to follow and obey God? (Or am I more concerned with what other people will think)

Scott Hodge

Well, it’s been fun. A lot of important lessons! Wish I could do this all day!

1003 OK, Perry Noble is next, so I’ll blog one more. 🙂

1005 Perry Noble (@perrynoble, blog) Senior Pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. A movement of God cannot be planned, but it must be prepared for. The foundation for Acts 2 is Acts 1. This is not our church, it’s His church. Instead of strategizing, we should be praying and seeking God’s direction. Leadership is as easy as listening to God. Do you have the right people in the right places in your church? His church went from 500 to 1600 in a few weeks without doing anything except desperately trying to listen to God and dealing with leadership challenges. What are we doing to prepare for God’s movement in our church.

Perry Noble

1011 Skye Jethoni (Out of Ur blog)… man, I just can’t leave now… Problems is not  lack of strategy or motivation. Daisy Cutter doctrine – the larger the impact of our ministry the more legitimate you are in ministry. When was the last time you saw the pastor of a church of 100 speaking at a leadership conference? Example of Moses striking the rock and producing water. God was at work despite Moses’s disobedience. Are we judging ministries based on the outcomes of those ministries? The outcomes of our ministries are not up to us, they’re up to God. Where does your legimimacy come from?

Skye Jethoni

1019 ok, now I really have to get some other work done. 🙂

Here’s a partial schedule for the rest of the day.

Here’s a partial schedule: (all times CST):
11AM — Dino Rizzo, Nancy Beach, Steven Furtick, Reggie McNeal

12PM — Craig Groeschel, Leonard Sweet, Greg Surratt, Jon Tyson

1PM — Margaret Feinberg, Larry Osborne, Matt Carter, Pete Wilson

2PM — Neil Cole, Reggie Joiner, JD Greear

3PM — Mark Batterson, Dan Kimball, Mark DeYmaz

4PM — Jud Wilhite, Brian McLaren, Bob Roberts, Rick McKinley, John Ortberg

5PM — Alan Hirsch, John Bishop, Toby Slough, Ed Stetzer

6PM — Mark Driscoll, Darrin Patrick, Brad Powell

7PM — Darrin Whitehead, Brian Bloye

8PM — Eric Bryant, Nancy Ortberg, Rick Warren

2 Responses to “Blogging “The Nines” Live #TheNines”

  1. Hmmm? Leadership?

    Just wondering how you reconcile
    the use of the word “leader”
    with what Jesus said in Mt 23:10.

    The word “leader”seems like
    a “high place.” Yes?

    Jesus always took and recommended
    the “low place.” Yes?

    Jesus humbled Himself,
    made himself of no reputation
    and took on the form of a servant.
    Php 2:7

    Jesus in Mat 23:10 told His disciples “NOT” to call
    themselves master/“leaders”
    for you have one master/”leader” the Christ.

    King James Version –
    Neither be ye called masters:
    for one is your Master, even Christ.

    The Interlinear Bible –
    Nor be called leaders,
    for one is your leader the Christ.

    Phillips Modern English –
    you must not let people
    call you leaders,
    you have only one leader, Christ.

    Today’s English Version –
    nor should you be called leader,
    your one and only leader
    is the Messiah.

    The Amplified-
    you must not be called
    masters (leaders)
    for you have one master (leader)
    the Christ.

    Jesus told His disciples “not”
    to be called “leaders”
    and none did.

    Ro 1:1 Paul,
    a servant of Jesus Christ…

    Php 1:1 Paul and Timotheus,
    the servants of Jesus Christ…

    Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you,
    a servant of Christ…

    Tit 1:1 Paul, a servant of God…

    Jas 1:1 James, a servant of God…

    2Pe 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant…

    His disciples “all” called themselves “servants,”
    none called themselves “leaders.” None? None.
    None called themselves
    “servant-leader.” None.

    If someone
    calls them self a “leader”
    or thinks they are a “leader;”

    Are they a “disciple of Christ?”

    Wondering some more.

    Most on the list of people
    at this “leadership?” event
    are not only considered “ leaders?”
    but also have the “Title” “Pastor.”

    Where in the Bible does it say “pastor = leader?”

    Have you done your own study
    on pastors?
    I mean in the Bible?
    What does the Bible say
    about pastors?

    Makes an interesting study.

    Here’s some questions to ask
    as you check out pastors.

    In the Bible, How many people…
    have the title pastor?

    In the Bible, How many people are…
    referred to as pastor?

    In the Bible, How many people are…
    ordained as a pastor?

    In the Bible, How many congregations are…
    led by a pastor?

    Be blessed in your search for truth… Jesus

    And other sheep I have,
    which are not of this fold:
    them also I must bring,
    and they shall hear my voice;
    and there shall be one fold,
    and one shepherd.
    John 10:16

    One Fold – One Shepherd – One Voice.
    If Not Now, When?
    Be blessed and be a blessing.


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