"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."
Brad Lomenick: "Leaders’ words weigh 1,000 pounds. You have the power to lift up or pull down others with your words."
"Why do you think God has to call people into this work? If it were easy, people would be lining up to volunteer."
Bobby Gruenewald: "I asked some strong leaders for recommendations about the ways they find insight and inspiration."
"God’s Word changes hearts, but especially on sensitive subjects, God’s Word is often most effective in relationships of trust."