Some Quotes from an Agenda

For a number of years I would put a quote from my current reading on our weekly staff meeting agenda. We are in the process of collecting them into a single document, which has been very interesting to review, and somewhat convicting. Here’s a few that have some insight to church leadership:

Leaders stand alone, take the heat, bear the pain, tell the truth.” Max Dupree

Poor leadership and administrative goofs can and do lead to interpersonal problems and spiritual chaos. Trying to resolve personal and spiritual conflicts in a church or mission group without correcting leadership problems is an exercise in futility.” Anderson and Mylander

The methodology of ministry (today) often has more to do with Madison Avenue than the Sea of Galilee.” Millard Erickson

In most decisions the root problem is not so much in knowing what to do as in being prepared to live with the consequences.” Oswald Sanders

Ministers are for churches, not churches for ministers.” Charles Spurgeon

What a minister is on his knees in secret before God almighty, that he is and no more.” John Owen

The real test of our servanthood comes when someone treats us like a servant.” John Fischer

A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.”  Anonymous

A vision with no underlying sense of purpose, no calling, is just a good idea.”


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