"The Church is the pilgrim people of God. It is on the move—hastening to the ends of the earth to beseech all men to be reconciled to God, and hastening to the end of time to meet its Lord who will gather all into one." —Lesslie Newbigin
"How far did Jesus separate the spiritual from the physical? They are not equal, but the 2nd commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves...I don't believe that Jesus separated the physical, social, economic problems so far from their spiritual lives.” —Billy North
"The Bible encourages us to build communities of believers, where the "nearness" is based on faith in Christ rather than blood relations." —Roland Muller
(from the book THE MESSENGER, THE MESSAGE AND THE COMMUNITY)
“I have never met a missionary who had extraordinary impact in their ministry if their life did not include extraordinary surrender to the principle that to live is Christ and to die is gain.” —Jason Mandryk
"The greatest risk is the risk of riskless living." —Stephen Covey
Culture Learning Brings Fresh Insight
“Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 18:3)
“Rather than preaching mission, advocating for mission, mobilizing for mission, or revising mission, the biblical injunction is to proclaim, promote, and live the kingdom of God.” —Michael Stroop
"Even though I speak the language fluently, and have perfectly prepared my presentation, and understand all there is to know about culture and worldview, and can discern the personal perspective of the person I am talking to, if I do not have love, I can do nothing." —I Corinthians 13:1 rendered...
"One of the biggest mistakes that North American churches make—by far—is in applying relief in situations in which rehabilitation or development is the appropriate intervention." —Steve Corbett
(from the book WHEN HELPING HURTS)
“If one should think it worth his while to write my life, I will give you a criterion by which you may judge of its correctness. If he gives me credit for being a plodder, he will describe me justly. Anything beyond this will be too much. I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To...