Jon Acuff: Don’t Overthink It — Part 2

“If you want a kind 16-year-old, then teach a six-year-old kindness, and then give them 10 years to practice.”

Jon Acuff: Don’t Overthink It — Part 1

“As someone who felt that he buried his talents for a long time, I now go out of my way to help other people grab a shovel.”

Intentionality Is Key

We’re very intentional about being welcoming and friendly. I tell people on Sunday mornings at the end of the services, “If you’re our guest, I’d like to meet you.” And so I go to the hospitality room and meet people every week.

Rick and Randy Bezet: God’s Unlikely Call into Ministry — Part 2

“Fewer people treat the Word of God as inerrant. They see it as viewpoint, which means we have to do a better job of teaching the Word of God as truth.”—Randy Bezet

Rick and Randy Bezet: God’s Unlikely Call into Ministry — Part 1

“It’s been a time of such division. The church started getting angry at the world, and the world angry at the church, and then the church at the church.”—Rick Bezet

Scott Sauls: Sanctifying Suffering

Having not experienced hurt or loss or pain or suffering is not a cause for guilt and shame at all. It’s a cause for thanksgiving.

Claude R. Alexander Jr.: Obligation, Calling and Purpose

If I understand faith as something I get, then it’s a matter of how I use it. But if I understand that God has me, then the matter becomes how God chooses to use me, not how I choose to use God.

Myron Pierce: Hope Multiplier — Part 2

“God repurposed my experiences for his work in an urban context.”

Myron Pierce: Hope Multiplier — Part 1

“We have to hone in on some of these disciplines that can be helpful to engage people, advance the kingdom and multiply churches.”

Bryan Loritts: Building Bridges—Part 2

“Our sanctuaries reflect our dinner tables. So if you want a diverse sanctuary, then you have to have hundreds of diverse dinner tables.”