Eugene Cho on Why His Church Won’t Last Forever—And Neither Will Yours

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Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington.Eugene Cho discusses how God led him to start One Day’s Wages, how leaders can prevent burnout, and his advice to young leaders.

He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – “a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”

Big Questions:

When you started One Day’s Wages in 2009, your family gave away your entire salary for a year. What was that experience like?

The church you lead recently purchased the Mars Hill Church building in Seattle—previously lead by Mark Driscoll. How did this happen and what are some of the responses you’re hearing about this move?

In your opinion, what’s the takeaway ministry leaders should have from what happened at Mars Hill and with Driscoll?

Is there ever a time when you feel like you burned out on ministry? If so, how did it happen? How did you respond? What changes did you make?

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