Avoid these five common mistakes if you want to be an effective pastor or church leader.
"A striking number of churches don’t fully understand, embrace or practice the biblical plan."
Ed Stetzer: "Sadly, many churches don’t have the guts to hear the hard things."
"Hold people and the church lightly. Neither belong to us; all belong to God."
"One common denominator of weaknesses is that leaders are embarrassed to admit them."
Ed Stetzer: "God is calling us to help people move from an attractional mentality to an incarnational one."
"Nowhere in Scripture are we commanded to 'get people to pray the sinner’s prayer.' We were told to make disciples."
"Never make tithing about expenses. Make it about vision."
"A far better focal point than church growth is church health. Big isn’t better. Small isn’t better. Healthy is better."
"Never before have this many books and resources been available to help us navigate the tricky road of influence."