What’s Next with Chris Hodges

What’s Next with Chris Hodges
November 12, 2019 ARC Churches

Chris Hodges is the Senior Pastor of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL. Highlands has grown to have campuses across the state of Alabama and known for it’s life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God.

Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches, as one of the co-founders of ARC. At the ARC Conference in Anaheim, CA, he spoke about the four steps to spiritual maturity: knowing God, finding freedom, discovering purpose, and making a difference.

Notes from this session:

  • God wants people to flourish. (Psalm 92:13)
  • Leaders move people from their current reality to their God-destined future.
  • Shepards lead and feed. (Psalm 16:11, Eph. 1:16-18)
1. Know God
  • Connect before you correct (1 John 5:3, 5:12)
  • Create life-giving environments.
  • We’re not giving information we’re giving transformation. Only transformation will change people’s lives.
  • We can’t let people come to church looking for God and only find us.
2. Find Freedom
  • This is steps, not events. People not programs.
3. Discover Purpose
  • God put your purpose in you and you have to go to Him to find it. (Romans 13:6, Eph. 4:11-12)
  • Don’t recruit volunteers. Discover people’s gifts.
4. Make a Difference
  • Build teams that are able to contribute to an eternal cause. Have community with the other members and celebrate the wins.
To learn more on this topic, Chris Hodges’ latest book, “What’s Next,” is available now.
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