"Not only should introverts be involved in small groups, they're an incredible asset to your group."
"If you didn’t know what growth looks like, you might mistake it for complete destruction,” Ann Voskamp says.
“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
Grace is always needed. Never earned. Paid for already.
Instead of using a job description to hire a small group pastor, Mark Howell would try to figure out the habits and patterns that make for the ideal candidate.
Engaging the Lead Pastor is more of an art than a science, because the Lead Pastor has many demands on their schedule that no other staff or leader has.
Bill Hybels shares a story about how a daily meeting with God can change your life.
This church is doing something right.
"All of us want the characteristic of bravery but not the conditions that require bravery."
"We haven’t built a culture that makes leadership development both an ordinary and an extraordinary experience."
"If you’re a leader, you’re in an even greater danger of not just taking yourself out of service, but taking others with you."
"Wise pastors see themselves as coaches of the pastors who are actually feeding the sheep."
"When we get back to the yoke God has given us originally we find rest."
Do you desire to seek God with all of your heart?
"I’m convinced that learning to say NO is one of the most important principles in the cell church."
Do you exercise the gifts of the spirit and also produce the fruit of the spirit?
"I asked Christian leaders across the U.S. to recommend a book written primarily for business leaders that they’ve found helpful in their ministry leadership."
"I don’t know about you, but I am constantly tempted to get so caught up in my vision, planning and execution of community."
"I believe many followers of Jesus mistakenly lump a commitment to consistent spiritual disciplines into the pejorative pool of legalism."
Thoughts on the long-reaching efforts of Hudson Taylor, missionary to China.