Think of vision as the place just beyond the horizon and annual goals as the plan for the next leg of the journey toward the horizon.
We need a culturally relevant way to make disciples.
"Let me suggest seven commitments that all of us have been empowered, and should be excited, to make."
If your church has a greeter ministry, it’s already ahead of most churches. I should just be grateful you have such a ministry. But you do want it to improve, right?
“Two-thirds of active missionaries are married couples. Another third are single women. The rest are single men.”
What's true in parenting is also true in evangelism. If we really want to mature in our outreach effectiveness we must use our words.
Director Dallas Jenkins offers advice for aspiring filmmakers in the church.
“To be wanted by God is better than being wanted by a thousand men.”
"Any church can become more effective at reaching the lost in their community, and it doesn’t even involve new buildings or expensive technology."
Healthy things grow and multiply. It’s a fact in the natural world, but it’s also a fact when it comes to churches. Many church leaders want their churches to grow but they feel stuck.
Churches become “families,” and nobody likes it when family members move away—even down the street.
"A church that breaks barriers needs a leader that breaks barriers."
"When a church gets involved in the community, people are more receptive to the mission and message."
"Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink or work, do all to make God look as great as he really is."
Dr. Rosaria Butterfield shares the story of her unlikely conversion and speaks frankly with Christians about how we can be better witnesses.
"No matter how sick you continue to be, Jesus is the Great Physician."
"May you one day look back in praise of the God who turns stones into bread, water into wine and loss into life abundant."
There is no magic in small plans. When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ nor of His will for my life. —Henrietta Mears
"We don’t deserve it."
"When genuine faith is backed by love, it provides hope."