The default mode of most leaders is to resist resistance. In fact, most desperate leaders gravitate toward comfort.
I have yet to hear from anyone who drinks how alcohol enhances anything or blesses anyone.
It sounds innocent enough, but this is secretly an insidious phrase.
Every married couple has exchanged vows which promise “til death do us part,” but for far too many marriages, their dreams of “forever” are crushed by divorce.
Once worship leaders regain the vision of enabling the congregation to be participants in the journey of corporate worship, I believe we can return worship to the people once again.
“We over-complicate discipleship. It’s just taking the time and passing on a skill to other people.” - Vince Miller
“Some of the people who talk about the Holy Spirit the most are the least influenced by the Spirit.” - Scot McKnight
“My call to ministry was like being in a dark room with my hands outstretched searching for the light switch.” - Kristen Padilla
“Once I opened up my inner life to Jesus….and acknowledged the mess I was in, it was like a liberation.” - Pete Scazzero
"My life stands as evidence that God does not call the equipped...He equips the called." - Jon Sanders
“Guests often say this is a friendly church if you know each other…it’s the holy huddle.” - Thom Rainer