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Christine Caine Offers Warnings and Encouragement to Church Leaders Who Are ‘Stuck’

Christine Caine
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Christine Caine is a speaker, author, and activist who has been serving the local church globally for over 30 years. She and her husband, Nick, planted three Zoe Churches in Europe and founded Equip & Empower, Propel Women, and the anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign. Christine is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books and studies. Her latest is, “Don’t Look Back: Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward with Passion and Purpose.”

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Key Questions for Christine Caine 

-What made you choose Lot’s wife as an example of “looking back,” and what can we learn from her?

-What are some examples that you have seen of how church leaders are stuck? 

What are some of the ways that you have personally struggled with looking back?

-How can people identify that they’re not moving forward in some areas of their lives? What should their next steps be?

Key Quotes From Christine Caine 

“Out of, you know, 170 women somehow alluded to in Scripture, there is only one woman that Jesus tells us to remember, only one. And it’s Lot’s wife.”

“It didn’t matter what country I went to, what pastors I spoke to, what leaders I spoke to. After the pandemic, I would hear a version of the same phrase, which was, ‘I just wish things would go back to normal.’”

“I was sitting there by the end of 2022, I’m thinking, ‘We are not in 2020 anymore. We’re not even in 2021 anymore.’ And yet the mindset I found in so many pastors and leaders was, ‘Are things going to go back to normal? Can we get back to pre-2020?’”

“We are in a moment in history right now, that if we don’t arrest this, so many people and pastors and churches and leaders are going to get stuck in a place we’re not meant to get stuck because Jesus is pulling us forward to the future.”

“You’re seeing people that are stuck with, how are we going to move forward, how are we going to navigate all of this? And other people that are stuck in the metrics that they had for measuring what is healthy church. How do we even define church? And the fact that the whole landscape has changed.”

“This is a reckoning moment, I think, for all of us in any realm of church leadership. And we have to look at what it is that we were wanting.”