Larry Osborne: Jesus came to make the kingdom of God more accessible, not to impose stricter standards to exclude people.
"Mission and attraction are two positive forces which are like the inhaling and exhaling of a body. It takes both to breathe."
Only God can fix the world; but as we fulfill our calling and carry God’s good news of salvation, healing and justice into the world, we become a very real part of changing it.
"If you have ideas of how church can be, you can make them happen. Doors are wide open, obstacles are few."
Eugene Peterson: "There’s probably no vocation in which you’re able to be yourself, with your whole self as a pastor."
With some pre-planning, you can improve your odds of getting back those Easter visitors.
"We need to model for the next generations this sense of discipleship as a lifelong journey."
And other words of hard-earned wisdom from Outreach 100 pastors
“Lead with the confidence that comes from knowing you have humbly submitted yourself to God and that he has your back.”
Emerging leaders on the challenges and opportunities of the next decade. Part Two