"What fuels your youth ministry? What fuels you? What are the things that give you strength and power?"
"A far better focal point than church growth is church health. Big isn’t better. Small isn’t better. Healthy is better."
“What if maturity did not mean subduing the ‘feeling’ part of us, but bringing it into balance with the rest of our person?”
While some headline-making megachurch facilities grow bigger, the average auditorium size is actually getting smaller.
"When people in your church stop giving, it is seldom, if ever, about the money."
"These data confirm that there has never been a more opportune time to connect with the lost and unchurched."
Tony Morgan: When churches become inward focused, they start to die.
"Just as we're often blind to our own selfish tendencies, we often fail to notice when narcissism is present in our churches."
Depth without width and width without depth — you can't have one without the other and make strong disciples.
Ed Stetzer: “Not everyone is inactive for the same reasons. Once we know why, we can go about helping them move into service.”