“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 as the expert can, ironically, prevent us from acquiring the quality that the very best Christian leaders possess—empathy.
We are happy to play the role of savior, but we don’t want to be identified as sinners.”~ Skye Jethani
“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
“Part of the issue with how we do church today is the way we’ve connected church leadership with the ability to sell books, to draw crowds, and to get invited to all the major conferences.
We’ve essentially commodified ministry.”
~ Katelyn Beaty