After controversial sermon, Andy Stanley crafts response to critics that explains his perspective on message and method.
How do we help our students become more committed disciples of Jesus? Here are three critical components.
"People make up their mind whether or not they will return to a church long before the worship service."
"Let church growth be the real thing, not something hyped up. Solid growth, not inflated numbers."
"All churches experience temporary plateaus and flatlines in their growth patterns."
"In a missional decision, every action and ministry function is done with a focus on the mission of Christ."
Pete Scazzero: "In emotionally healthy teams, role expectations are openly talked about and agreed upon."
Thom Rainer: "Unfortunately, most church members don't even realize they aren’t friendly to guests."
"These essentials may look different for each youth ministry, but they should always be practiced in some way, shape or form."
"Some call it being 'protective of the pulpit.' But let’s call it for what it really is: insecurity."