Pastor Steven Furtick, quote from The Hidden Cost of a High Calling. 2 Kings 2:9-14
"The role of a pastor is not to grow a big church. The pastor's role is to grow mature disciples who make disciples." Rick Howerton via Tim Challies on challies.com
Timothy J. Keller (born 1950) is an American pastor, theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York, and the author of The New York Times bestselling books The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, The Prodigal God, and Prayer. Keller has been described as a "C.S. Lewis for the 21st Century", although he has disavowed comparisons to his hero.
John Calvin (1509–1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. John Calvin was Martin Luther's successor as the preeminent Protestant theologian. Calvin made a powerful impact on the fundamental doctrines of Protestantism, and is widely credited as the most important figure in the second generation of the Protestant Reformation.
"Here are five things to remember if you want to give guests a great first experience."
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How to Raise Up Effective Leaders - Leadership Tips from Pastor Steven Furtick.