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Growing churches focus on reaching receptive people. Nongrowing churches focus on reenlisting inactive people.

~ Rick Warren
There are far more people in the world who are ready to receive Christ than there are believers ready to witness to them.

~ Rick Warren
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.


~ John Steinbeck
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.


~ Frances E. Willard
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.


~ Blaise Pascal
Most of life is routine – dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.


~ Ben Nicholas
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln
The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard.
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Celebrity is currency, so I wanted to use mine effectively.
~ Bono
Churches without clear, strong convictions will never attract the level of commitment that Christ deserves. We must burn with the conviction that the kingdom of God is the greatest cause in the world.
~ Rick Warren
WE MUST LEARN TO USE THE RIGHT TOOLS IN BUILDING A CHURCH. IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A HAMMER IN YOUR MINISTRY TOOLBOX, YOU’LL TEND TO TREAT EVERYTHING AS A NAIL!


~ Rick Warren
IT IS HARD TO FIND WORDS IN THE LANGUAGE OF MEN TO EXPLAIN THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD.


~ John Wesley
THE CHURCH IS NOT AN INSTITUTION FORCING US TO FOLLOW ITS RULES. IT IS A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE INVITING US TO STILL OUR HUNGER AND THIRST AT ITS TABLES.


~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
WE MUST LEARN TO PASS THROUGH SITUATIONS LIKE A FISH, RATHER THAN CARRYING THEM WITH US LIKE A SNAIL. WE SHOULD CERTAINLY EMERGE WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPERIENCE OF LIFE, BUT THERE IS NO NEED TO CARRY MORE WITH US THAN WE HAVE TO – EACH SITUATION CARRIES QUITE ENOUGH TROUBLE WITH IT BY ITSELF!


~ Simon Tugwell
EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY IS HOLY. WHAT MATTERS IS TO LIVE IT AS JESUS TAUGHT US.


~ Carlo Carretto
WHEN YOU'RE SUCCESSFUL, THINGS HAVE A MOMENTUM, AND AT A CERTAIN POINT YOU CAN'T REALLY TELL WHETHER YOU HAVE CREATED THE MOMENTUM OR IT'S CREATING YOU.


~ Annie Lennox
GETTING MOMENTUM GOING IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE JOB, AND OFTEN TAKING THE FIRST STEP IS ENOUGH TO PROMPT YOU TO MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR DAY.


~ Robert J. McKain
MOST PEOPLE NEVER RUN FAR ENOUGH ON THEIR FIRST WIND TO FIND OUT THEY'VE GOT A SECOND. GIVE YOUR DREAMS ALL YOU'VE GOT AND YOU'LL BE AMAZED AT THE ENERGY THAT COMES OUT OF YOU.


~ Henry James
SUCCESS REQUIRES FIRST EXPENDING TEN UNITS OF EFFORT TO PRODUCT ONE UNIT OF RESULTS. YOUR MOMENTUM WILL THEN PRODUCE TEN UNITS OF RESULTS WITH EACH UNIT OF EFFORT.


~ Charles J. Givens
IT HAS BECOME APPALLINGLY OBVIOUS THAT OUR TECHNOLOGY HAS EXCEEDED OUR HUMANITY.


~ Albert Einstein
DON'T LET WORDS DEFINE YOU, BUT RATHER, DEFINE YOUR WORD.


~ Eugene Williams
PARENTS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN JUSTICE; THEY'RE INTERESTED IN PEACE AND QUIET.


~ Bill Cosby
SURRENDERING TO JESUS IS LAYING DOWN MY OWN PLANS AND USING MY LIFE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHER PEOPLE.


~ Rick Warren
THE FUTURE IS SOMETHING WHICH EVERYONE REACHES AT THE RATE OF 60 MINUTES AN HOUR, WHATEVER HE DOES, WHOEVER HE IS.


~ C.S. Lewis
WE WILL OPEN THE BOOK. ITS PAGES ARE BLANK. WE ARE GOING TO PUT WORDS ON THEM OURSELVES. THE BOOK IS CALLED OPPORTUNITY AND ITS FIRST CHAPTER IS NEW YEAR DAY!

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce