Phil Cooke: "Gimmicks may get attention, but truly original ideas change the world."
Thom Rainer offers four solutions for connecting--and keeping--people engaged with the mission and vision of your church.
Ed Stetzer: "If your church loves the way you do church more than your children, it loves the wrong thing."
Thomas G. Bandy: "If you want to reach postmodern seekers, you have to think about reputation rather than marketing."
"I feel very strongly that if a person says they want to commit their lives to Christ, it should be acted on immediately."
"I grieve that the marketplace shows a little more creativity and tenacity than we do in the church. It doesn’t have to be this way."
David Fitch: “We not only gather in God’s presence on Sundays, we live in his presence the other six days of the week.”
"These data confirm that there has never been a more opportune time to connect with the lost and unchurched."
The problem was—and is—that not enough laborers are willing to recognize that hearts will remain restless until they find their rest in God, and to point them to Jesus.
The name of the game is showing up and being present in the lives of others.