Savior or Sinner?

“Over time, our status—in our churches and in our heads—can grow to an unhealthy level. It may also cause us to believe the key to successful ministry is always having the right answers and advancing our knowledge and skills so that everyone who seeks our help can receive it. This need to maintain our position […]

Not Really About Me…

“I know that Christianity isn’t a success course. It’s not a self-improvement program. In fact, it’s not really about me. Not primarily anyway. The end goal for a Christian isn’t to become such an impressive, successful person that you can stand atop a mountain of accomplishments and declare, ‘Look at me’ !” ~ Drew Dyck

Think About It…

“Here’s the question you must ask yourself about the effectiveness of your youth ministry: Will your students stand firmly for Christ long after they have left the protective environment of your youth ministry? We’re not in the business of running successful youth groups. We’re not called by Jesus to build large numbers that will impress people. […]

Think About It…

“Success seems to be the ‘golden calf’ of the American church. These days, we measure the success of a church by the 3 B’s…buildings, bodies, and budget. When those 3 things reach a certain number, we equate that with a successful ministry. But if we measured Jesus’ earthly ministry by that standard, He would be […]

Think About It…

“The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet… …that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.” ~ Oswald Chambers

Think About It…

“The idea that service to God should have only to do with a church altar, singing, reading, sacrifice, and the like, is without a doubt the worst trick of the devil. How could the devil have led us more effectively astray than by the narrow conception that service to God takes place only in a […]

Think About It…

“How do we relate to God? Do we seek Him mainly in times of trouble, searching for answers in our distress…but ignoring Him during our seasons of celebration? Are we like the Israelites of old? Easily swayed by the idols of our age, including such things as busyness, success, and influence?” ~ Amy Boucher Pye