"I was 11 and had this profound sense in my soul that God said, 'You are going to be a speaker to your generation.'"
"The engagement with our local neighborhoods, villages, towns is harder and harder the bigger and bigger you get."
"Part of what drives me to this day is Christ called me into ministry. I ran, but he called me back, and he did not revoke his call."
Matt Chandler: "When it’s my turn to go home to glory, I’d much rather leave behind hundreds and hundreds of gospel-rich churches than just one big church where I preached."
The senior pastor of an iconic, historic, multiethnic and multigenerational church, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago
"When I became a person of faith, to be perfectly frank, all the models for discipleship were suffocating to me."
Hugh Halter: "The goal is not that you have incarnational people, but incarnational communities."
“How can we be happy that we have a sanctuary that seats 5,000, when 10 minutes away there are people in poverty?”
Glen Peterson: “Guiding immigrants through the logistics of the immigration process is a very profound way churches can help."
"When ministry changes the direction and the trajectory of an individual's or a family's life, then it is successful."