“This is perhaps the most important pastoral issue for a new generation that we have: To enable people to find and fulfill the calling that God has on their lives."
“Wisdom with words is a recipe, according to the Bible, for healing. Wise words can heal people."
“We overestimate what we can do in a year and we underestimate what we can do in 10 years."
"Oftentimes people think they’re struggling with depression, but in fact what’s happening is they’re struggling with anxiety."
“Some of the dominant paradigms in how we think about worship largely turn congregations into spectators, into audiences."
“The church has always been changing its style—it’s never been changing its core principles of what’s biblical, what’s true, what’s God-honoring."
“I think the answer, in part, [to the problem of burn out] is we’ve got to clean up our act."
Nancy Guthrie: “Sadness is not the enemy. Sadness is not the problem that must be fixed."
“The church and church leaders…[are] on the front lines of people’s pain. They deal with it every single day in some aspect."
“The attitude that we should have in our culture is the attitude of imminency—that the Lord could return at any time."
"It’s really when you go through the lows where you really have to trust God for who he is, what he says and the plan he has for your life." - Tim Tebow
"A God-sized dream is what keeps you on your knees."
Glenn Packiam: “If Jesus is the center and the Gospel is the story, then we can trust the Holy Spirit to inspire our creativity."
If you’re managing creatives, you have two jobs. 1. Identify the vision. 2. Identify the outcome.
"I pray for God’s provision, I pray for God to anoint my sermons and my work. I pray for his protection over my kids. Why do I not earnestly pray for more holiness?"
“Here’s the lie I think sometimes we believe: Busy people are important people. But if I’m going to lead a team well, I have to take care of my own soul."
“One of the phrases that is really helpful for me right now is ‘show up anyway.’"
“I made this daring, bold promise to God. I said ‘If you give me words, I will give you my voice.’ And years later, I feel like God’s kept his promise."
"We’ve got to learn how to plant the Gospel again."
Dr. Les Parrott is a clinical psychologist and an ordained minister. In 1991, Les and his wife, Leslie, founded the Center for Relationship Development on the...