Bobby Gruenewald: “A church’s ability to grow and to make people feel needed and known shouldn’t feel mutually exclusive.”
"It would appear that ministers have to put up with more complaining and griping than any group on the planet."
One pastor explains the origin of his church's name and why it accurately represents his congregation.
Ed Stetzer: "As disciples of Jesus, we must use hard times to harness who we really are in Christ."
Thom Rainer: "Disobedience to the Great Commission is not the best approach to lead a church to health and growth."
"When spiritual warfare becomes our primary lens, we risk getting stuck in an immature level of underdevelopment."
"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.'"
Hugh Halter: "Jesus' public life was an outgrowth of his subterranean existence as he lived among people in the margins."
"Learn to value what God says above what others say. His Word will sustain you when no one else can."
Ed Stetzer: "Preaching should be both theologically deep—and wide."