"People who find fault with the pastor never hesitate to voice their opinion. What if the rest of us spoke up in his or her support?"
"It’s just like the lost who, upon receiving such a great salvation, tend to overflow with joy and generosity."
Rick Warren: "In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching."
"A wonky dynamic in which long-time members feel they need open, unfettered access to their pastor at all times."
Ed Stetzer: “Our goals must reflect a community of making disciples and exerting cultural influence.”
"It’s far better to wait than to make the wrong hire. You are not looking for a perfect person, but you do want the right person."
"Regardless of what we did, it seemed we could not sustain evangelism desires throughout our church body."
"I fear we irreparably harm our peace and joy when every moment becomes share-worthy."
"Around 200 churches will close this week, maybe more. The pace will accelerate unless we make some dramatic changes."
"The toughest season, and one that so many Christians seem to fight through, is the dry season—the desert months."