"Step one is to realize that you already have church members who experience same-sex attraction."
"You are a blessing to your congregation, and even though they may not see all the things you do as their pastor, God does."
"As leaders, we have to chart the course and make bold steps toward the destiny God has designed for us."
Phil Cooke: "If all we do is complain, the culture will tune us out. At some point we have to reach out and start a conversation."
"Radical acceptance and compelling challenge—both are needed for people to find their way back to God."
Ed Stetzer: "The message of the gospel is necessarily countercultural and offensive to the human heart."
"The good news is, talent is overrated when it comes to making an impact as a leader."
“By working and worshipping together as one, these pastors hope to represent Christ as a peacemaking force in their city.”
"When it comes to the church, the disease is called 'tradition.' And when a disease goes unchecked, it can become deadly."
"When it comes to innovation, there should be no group on the planet that strives to think creatively like the local church does."