Jericho Inn Church

A powerful way to approach the Scriptures is for a person and/or community to settle down into a story or passage long enough for it to begin to work its way into you. Some texts burst into your life like fireworks and neon lights. Others quietly sneak into your imagination and begin to reorient your…

Only the Slow will Reach the World (Peter Scazzero)

By Peter Scazzero “You are concerned about many things. Only one thing is needful.” -JESUS Instead of highlighting The Fastest Growing Churches, I recommend we highlight The Slowest Churches, i.e. those that help us most to slow down and pay attention to God, ourselves, and others. When our churches continually remind our people that “only one thing…

Leadership Quotes from Andy Stanley

Compiled by Brian Dodd Andy Stanley’s latest book, Deep & Wide, is the definitive leadership book of this generation. Now onto the quotes: Blessed is the man who gets the opportunity to devote his life to something bigger than himself and who finds himself surrounded by friends who share his passion. As leaders, we are…

Jesus’ Radical Leadership (Pete Scazzero)

From Pete Scazzero: Leading people in the name of Jesus is complex, demanding great wisdom and discernment. I have dedicated my adult life to the study of leadership. I have written books on leadership, read innumerable books on the topic, and attended more than my share of leadership conferences. But for the last 18 months,…

The Dangers of Celebrity Pastors & Runaway Megachurch Cultures

Below is an excerpt from one of the most spot-on, timely and utterly devastating articles I’ve read in years about church leadership. I wish it never needed to be written, but now that it has I hope all pastors, leaders and Christians enamored with the intoxicating excitement associated with being part of a booming, explosive church…

Eugene Peterson: Leading others the Jesus Way

Reading the seasoned pastoral wisdom of Eugene Peterson is for weary pastors like drinking ice cold water after running a marathon in the desert heat.  I found this excerpt at the iMonk. Drink deeply, my friends! . . . Do we do it in Jesus’ way or do we do it the Wal-Mart way? Spirituality…