“Church planting is actually strategic warfare and is similar to attempting to establish a beachhead in enemy territory." —Fred Herron
"Paul’s churches were indigenous churches in the proper sense of the word; and I believe that the secret of their foundation lay in his recognition of the church as a local church . . . and in his profound belief and trust in the Holy Spirit indwelling his converts and the churches of which they...
“The message about Christ has to penetrate beyond language, in the sense of the translation of words; it has to pass into the local systems of thinking and choosing, the networks of relationship, that make up identity.” —Andrew Walls
"Invest your life in what Jesus invested His life in: Reaching the unexpected and un-respected; whether from the other side of the world or the other side of the tracks, whether the social outcast or the remote and forgotten peoples." —Aaron Crider
I read a quote recently that said “Imagine living life so carefully that there are no signs you lived at all." I can’t get over it. I keep thinking about that quote. It stirs deep within me varying emotions. But the fact does remain that for most humanity eventually there will be no sign that...
"The teachings of the Lord have been given for the purpose of being put into practice." —Conrad Grebel
"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