“While our attendance and decision numbers are important to us, the more meaningful measurements are numbers of small group leaders, groups and apprentices.”
"Do we want a story of smart, hard-working people that burn themselves into the ground for the sake of the Kingdom? Or do we want a different story?"
"We win not simply by how much and how well we can gather people, but by how much and how well we can release people into the city.”
Chuck Warnock: "If you’re thinking, “Well, he doesn’t know how bad things are”—believe me, I do."
"If we grow in weekend numbers but we don't in other areas, we don't consider that to be a win."
“We measure the same as anyone: nickels and noses. But everyone is trying to figure out how to measure the deeper discipleship issues.”
Kevin Harney: "I have learned that I accomplish far more in six days of labor than in seven."
Karl Vaters: "The most important lesson I've learned in recent years is to be a member of my church, not just its pastor."
“Macromanage from a clear mission, vision, values and plan, and you don't have to wear yourself out micromanaging.”
Anne Marie Miller: "We cannot be dependent on ourselves and dependent on God at the same time."