"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things above all that we ask or think." —Andrew Murray
"People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives...and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted." —Nate Saint
“The home church on her knees, fasting and praying, is the great base of spiritual supplies, the sinews of war, and the pledge of victory in this dire and final conflict. Financial resources are not the real sinews of war in this fight. Machinery in itself carries no power to break down heathen...
"If you say, 'I want to be a missionary, but I'm not really interested in the church,' you're saying you have better ideas than God does." —Trip Lee
"I don't believe that Jesus separated the physical, social, economic problems so far from their spiritual lives.” —Billy North
"The Church, wherever it is, is not only Christ's witness to its own people and nation, but also the home base for a mission to the ends of the earth." —Lesslie Newbigin
“If you are ever inclined to pray for a missionary, do it at once, wherever you are. Perhaps he [or she] may be in great peril at that moment.” —Amy Carmichael
“Church planting is actually strategic warfare and is similar to attempting to establish a beachhead in enemy territory." —Fred Herron
While researching materials for a church planting course we are working on, I recently had the privilege of reading Val Yoder’s book, I Will Build My Church. All seventeen chapters of this short read have something worth chewing on. However, I personally found chapters 1, 7, and 12...
"Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy. The news that the rejected and crucified Jesus is alive is something that cannot possibly be suppressed." —Lesslie Newbigin