“Evidence is not argumentative, it's neutral. It's how you use it whether it’s good positive or unproductive.” - Josh McDowell
“Emotional poise is an attribute of great leaders, especially when you don’t have authority.” - Clay Scroggins
“Christianity is supposed to be the triumphant entry of an astonishing hope breaking into human history; an unbreakable, unquenchable hope. But I’ll be honest, far too often what gets presented is the hope of Christianity feels more like a bait and switch.” - John Eldredge
“Jesus spent 75 percent of his ministry focused on developing the 12 and helping them then develop the next generation.” - Warren Bird
“APEST (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher) are the modes of Christ’s presence in the church.”
“The church calendar is an extension of discipleship. It’s about Jesus. It’s about marking time along the life of Christ.” - Glenn Packiam
“It is so easy to point out what is wrong with the church. It is hard to figure out what is right.”
“Local churches will come and go…But the Kingdom of God will endure forever.”
“We’ve got to quit trying to show that the Bible is scientific and let the Bible say what it says in its world.”
N.T. Wright: “Trust the God of surprises."
Louie Giglio on taking risks: “Our freedom and God’s glory are woven together. They’re inextricably linked together.”
“If the local church really wants to be the hope of the world, then the local church needs to step into areas in which the world finds itself hopeless: Mental health." - Jarrid Wilson
People can be anxious for nothing. “Helping people disentangle this problem with anxiety is one of the great privileges of the church.” - Max Lucado
“We have to challenge, lovingly, folks in the church to remember that our citizenship in the Kingdom of God actually supersedes even our citizenship in the United States of America.” - Efrem Smith
“Our job as pastors is to develop people. When you get to heaven, your legacy is not going to be something you’ve done; it’s going to be the people that you’ve developed.”
“I don’t know many people who get argued into thinking differently. I know a whole lot of people who get moved by their heart and they get story-ed in.”
"On purpose, raise tough questions about what’s happening in our world."
“Unwinding a hire is bad in the corporate world—it’s way worse in the church world."
“Every pastor needs to know that oftentimes we’re doing far too much stuff.”
"When you think of [Jesus] in his perfect state and we’re all with him in heaven, he’s the only one that’s going to bear scars, and he’s still perfect."