“The world is confused when they see a church that claims to follow Jesus but is not actually doing much of what Jesus did.”
Lead Pastor of Pastoral Care Cecelia Freeman says knowing and providing for the specific unique cultures and needs of individuals creates a nurturing environment.
"Jesus demonstrated this on the cross. Redemption was ever so costly—and so is kingdom-oriented leadership."
Brad Powell: "Everybody likes the idea of reaching new people, but not everybody likes the reality of it."
Ed Stetzer: "Membership is often misunderstood, misapplied or not applied at all."
"Church growth is a 'basic instinct' for church leaders. However, church growth without church health is asking for trouble."
"There is a curious shortage of strategies that can be easily implemented by a small church with limited resources."
Every church has it's flaws and things that could be better. Instead of leaving for greener pastures, dig in and invest in making things better.
Steven Furtick: What you hold up as a tool for transformation today can easily become an idol of tradition tomorrow.
“By building healthy, diverse churches, we can collectively get beyond rhetoric and into results for the glory of God.”