Thursday, October 18, 2007


Sometimes in my reading I will come across quotes that jar me into some deeper reflection. Here are a handful. See if they hit you like they did me.

  • "Churches today are using more methods to do more ministry in more different ways to accomplish more different results to reach more people and to involve more workers."
    (from 11 Innovations in the Local Church)
  • "Don't be content by doing things 10 percent better; do them 10 times better by jumping to the next curve." (Guy Kawasaki)
  • "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." (The great theologian Woody Allen)
  • "If Jesus had a church in Simi Valley, mine would be bigger. People would leave His church to attend mine because I call for an easier commitment." (Pastor Francis Chan)
  • "The church doesn't need to handhold people who are moving along in the later stages of the spiritual continuum." (Cally Parkinson in Reveal)
  • "Give me a hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of God on earth." (John Wesley)
  • "I've always found that God is seldom at the forefront of what is possible. If it's possible, we don't need God. However, I've always found God in the impossible." (Bill Easum)
  • "Vision is the most powerful tool in the church outside of the Holy Spirit. It moves people toward what is right, what is biblical, what God wants for our lives. But the very nature of vision puts a big ol' bull's eye on the leader's chest." (Ben Arment)
  • "Where there is light, there are bugs." (Chuck Swindoll)
  • "Remember, it is only when the whale rises to the top that it is harpooned." (Rick Warren)
  • "It's the worship service, stupid!" (Ed Young, Jr., {remember Bush's campaign slogan, "It's the economy, stupid?"})

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