Theologian Gustavo Gutierrez challenges us: “So you say you love the poor. Name them.” A name is a good place to start, a meal is better, and life together is even better than that. Real love requires knowing, listening, understanding. It cannot be foisted on people from a distance. —Jennifer...
"Mission flows from fullness, not emptiness. We seek not so much to draw in as to give out. We don’t ‘gain converts’, we offer Christ." —Glen Scrivener
“There is not something called Christianity and then missionaries who spread it. Christianity is in its very essence a mission to the world. If it is not reaching, teaching, baptizing, and multiplying disciples it is not Christianity." —Michael Horton
“When a European has been living for two or three years among strangers, he is sure to be fully convinced that he knows all about them; when he has been ten years or so amongst them, if he is an observant man, he finds that he knows very little about them, and so begins to learn”. (R. H....
“Church planting is actually strategic warfare and is similar to attempting to establish a beachhead in enemy territory." —Fred Herron
“Prioritize people and process over product and progress.”—Pete Unseth
"Church planting in any situation must make a high priority of the goal of reproduction—the multiplication of local churches throughout the land." —Samuel D. Faircloth
"There are two mandates in the New Testament. One is witness, the other is service. To ignore either of them is to seriously cripple the church . . . to engage in evangelism of soul without recognition that those souls also have bodies is foolish and unreal . . . love which is demonstrated in...
"No one is advocating 'slow' for the sake of slow. But when 'slow' allows people to know the God of the universe who sent his Son to die for sinners, I’m willing to proceed as slowly as necessary." —Brad Buser
"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