Navigating the Tension Between Impulse and Strategic Response

Church Unsripted | Episode 27

Faith plays a significant role in building strong communities and fostering meaningful connections. From engaging in hard conversations to strengthening families, faith-based initiatives have the power to transform lives and promote unity. This blog post delves into the importance of faith in the Fort Wayne community, emphasizing the impact of hard conversations and the significance of family in the process.


Faith is not just about believing in something; it's about engaging with others and nurturing a sense of belonging within our community.

When we have hard conversations rooted in love, it can lead to healing, growth, and a deeper understanding of one another.

Family is the foundation of society, and fostering strong family ties builds a solid community, centered around love, support, and shared values.

Jesus taught us the power of love and compassion, and through our faith, we can emulate these qualities in our interactions with one another.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's important for individuals and families to engage in hard conversations, confronting the difficult topics that arise within the community. These conversations, born out of faith, provide avenues for change, justice, and healing. By addressing issues head-on community can grow and thrive together.

Family serves as the cornerstone of society, and it becomes even more essential when navigating the challenges of life. Whether it's supporting one another in times of need, instilling values in the younger generation, or creating a sense of belonging, strong families contribute to the fabric of a thriving community. By prioritizing family relationships, Fort Wayne can build a community grounded in love, respect, and support.

Discussion Questions


  1. 1. In your opinion, why do you think people often skip necessary steps in pursuing their future goals?
  2. 2. How can the story of Nehemiah's realization about the chaos inside the wall apply to our own lives and pursuits of bigger visions?
  3. 3. Do you agree with Pastor Eric's advice to focus on getting healthy and addressing major challenges before pursuing the future vision? Why or why not?
  4. 4. How can we balance pausing the pursuit of the future vision and still actively working towards it?
  5. 5. Do you agree with Pastor John's assertion that getting healthy is part of pursuing the big vision? Why or why not?
  6. 6. How can we protect ourselves and others while still fighting against injustice and pursuing justice?
  7. 7. How can the story of Daniel in the Old Testament serve as a guide for responding to injustice in our own lives?
  8. 8. What practical steps can we take when encountering injustice? How can we report and address it effectively?
  9. 9. Why is seeking wise counsel and guidance important before taking action against injustice? How can impulsivity and personal hurt hinder our pursuit of justice?
  10. 10. How can the concept of Shalom, or peace, be applied in our fight against injustice? How does Jesus provide a model for responding to injustices?




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