“Two-thirds of church plants have mostly connected with people who were already a part of a church.”
"For the formerly unchurched, relationships played a part in 57 percent of the decisions to return to the church."
“I was not seeking God. I was not calling out to him or even thinking about God. For God to do that for me is crazy."
Thom Rainer: "Disobedience to the Great Commission is not the best approach to lead a church to health and growth."
"Out of all of the names of God in the Bible, there is only one that is actually attainable by you and me—'friend of sinners.'"
Ed Stetzer: "Preaching should be both theologically deep—and wide."
"If the gospel is the hope of the world, and if the message is blocked until there is good will, where do we go from here?"
"The church planted with good dirt hears God’s calling with a noble heart, keeps the mission in focus and bears much fruit."
James Choung: "One word from God is worth a thousand sermons."
“Your church or ministry has the ability and the God-given creative gifts to shape culture, rather than merely reacting to it.”