Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Exponential Reflections-Part 2

Continued thoughts from last week's conference in Orlando:

  • You cannot expect your people to be what you are not. -Matt Chandler
  • Be careful-since we deal with the divine it can become routine to us. -Matt Chandler
  • Your call is to Christ first and foremost-then to your mission. -Matt Chandler
  • Every church planter starts with a good vision-most of them don't resemble that a year later. -Shawn Lovejoy
  • The only way you can stay away from criticism is to do nothing significant with your life. -Bill Hybels
  • Whenever we answer God's call there will be much personal pain with it. -Shawn Lovejoy
  • Finishing the great work (of church planting) will take courageous conversations and courageous calls. -Shawn Lovejoy
  • The greater the work is, the greater the opposition will be. Opposition reaches a fever pitch right before God does something awesome. -Shawn Lovejoy
  • A pastor must have thick skin and a soft heart. -Darren Patrick
  • We complexificate things. -Reggie McNeal
  • The church is too much like a merry-go-round. It has lights and cool music, but it's only going around in circles. -Ed Stetzer
  • Two groups that pastors should spend more time with: leaders and sinners. -Alan Hirsch
  • God desires to advance His Kingdom through our transformed and transforming lives and churches. -Efrem Smith
  • We have separated evangelism from compassion, mercy & justice. -Efrem Smith
  • Whenever someone is lost and alone, God's reaction is to "go" and to "send."- Dave Ferguson
  • When we maximize the ministry outside of the church walls, we don't minimize the ministry inside of the church walls. -Dave Ferguson
  • How do we step out of our homogeneous, ethnocentric holes? -Brenda Salter McNeil
  • Leaders need to count the cost and be prepared to go the distance. -Brenda Salter McNeil
  • The process of engaging diversity will make you the church. -Brenda Salter McNeil
  • There are a lot of virtual/pseudo communities. -Shane Claiborne
  • Don't just tell people what not to do-give them replacements! -Shane Claiborne
  • True transformation starts in our mind. It is honed in great community. -Dave Gibbons
  • Why don't we stop focusing on the movement of masses and focus on the movement of the Holy Spirit? -Dave Gibbons

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