Kevin DeYoung: Impact Your Local Church

I just came across an excellent blog post by C.J. Mahaney in which he summarizes a message given by Kevin DeYoung at the Next Conference 2010. DeYoung shares insights on being a “difference maker”. Some great suggestions on being involved in and impacting your local church:

• Find a good local church.
• Get involved.
• Become a member.
• Stay there as long as you can.
• Put away thoughts of a revolution for a while.
• Join the plodding visionaries.
• Go to church this Sunday and worship in Spirit and truth.
• Be patient with your leaders.
• Rejoice when the gospel is faithfully proclaimed.
• Bear with those who hurt you.
• Give people the benefit of the doubt.
• Say “hi” to the teenager that no one notices.
• Welcome the old ladies with the blue hair and the young men with tattoos.
• Volunteer for the nursery.
• Attend the congregational meeting.
• Bring your fried chicken to the potluck like everybody else.
• Invite a friend.
• Take a new couple out for coffee.
• Give to the Christmas offering.
• Sing like you mean it.
• Be thankful someone vacuumed the carpet for you.
• Enjoy the Sundays that “click.”
• Pray extra hard on the Sundays that don’t.
• And in all of this, do not despise the days and weeks and years of small things (Zechariah 4:8–10).

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About Aaron Golby

Christian. Husband to Katherine.
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One Response to Kevin DeYoung: Impact Your Local Church

  1. Brad says:

    The book that inspired this post is also excellent. May we use our talents to edify Christ's church and to strengthen one another to love in his name.

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