Sam Rodriguez: Today’s Complacency Is Tomorrow’s Captivity

Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization serving as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,118 U.S. churches and over 450,000 churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.

Key Questions for Sam Rodriguez:

– What’s the biggest challenge pastors face today?
– How are churches embracing the hope in Christ?

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Key Quotes from Sam Rodriguez:

“We are defined by so many things other than the centrality of Christ…(our biggest problem right now) is the lack of viable, spirit empowered identity.’

“Today’s complacency is tomorrow’s captivity. We are what we tolerate.”

“We are a counter-cultural narrative that hopes to reach the culture in the name of Jesus.”

“If we take away Christ from the gospel message then what are we preaching?”

“We are seeing an emergence of Christ-centered, Bible-based churches transforming their communities. We are at the precipice of an awakening.”

“I believe that God is not done with America and America is not done with God and the conduit is the church.”

“I’m seeing the emergence of multi-ethnic, Christ-centered Bible-based churches to me that is the hope of a nation.”

“(the multi-ethnic church) is the number one trend in happening right now in this nation. The emergence of multi-ethnic, multi-generational, Christ-centered, Bible-based churches. That puts a smile on my face because it’s the answer to the racial angst in the nation.”

“You will attract what you reflect. It’s intentional.”

“A divided church will never heal a broken nation.”

“When all the colors come together it reflects the brightest light.”

Faith is trusting God when life makes no sense.”

“We are not defined by what’s around us, we’re defined by God inside of us.”

Links Mentioned by Sam Rodriguez in the Show:

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Jason Daye
As Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends. Connect with him on Twitter @jasondaye