Friday, January 19, 2018

Enote From Pastor Andy 1-19-18

January 19, 2018

Dear Eastridge Family,

Last Sunday afternoon at our monthly church board meeting I shared some questions that I wanted to bring to each family in our church.  I’m calling these “Shepherding Questions.”  My plan is to ask each person/family to sign-up for a time where one or more of the pastors can visit you in your home and talk about these questions.

The purpose of these questions is not to make you feel bad for falling short in one area or another.  Rather the purpose is to encourage you and your family as you follow Jesus.  This will also provide an opportunity for the pastors to get to know you better and help us to pray more directly for you and your family.

The job of the pastor is to equip you and to guide you as we follow Jesus.  We know Jesus is the Great Shepherd and I am merely one of his under shepherds.  My desire is to be the best under shepherd for Jesus as possible.

Pastor Andy



Here are the questions:
Approved shepherding questions for 2018 shepherding visitation to include the following:
1.       Explain how you and your family use Bible study, prayer, and devotions regularly during the week: As a family?  As an individual?
2.       How would you describe your knowledge and understanding of the Bible? Are there particular areas of the Bible or subjects in which you would like to receive more teaching?
3.       (For husbands)
a.       How do you exercise your role as spiritual head of the household in leading your wife in spiritual matters?
b.       How do you exercise your role in teaching and leading your children?
3.       (For wives)
a.       How do you support your husband in his role as spiritual head of the household? 
b.       Are there any problems that you would like to mention?
c.       How do you exercise your role as a godly women of the Bible in your family as a wife and mother?
4.       How do you spend the Lord's Day?  Do you spend time preparing for it?
5.       Are you seeking to resolve any offense (that love does not cover) with any particular individual?
6.       How are you doing in your stewardship of the Lord gifts with your time and finances (tithing, offerings, debts,)?

Follow-up or Second visit
7.       How are you making disciples?
8.       Do you spend time in prayer for your church?
9.       What ministry role can you fulfill in welcoming visitors who attend the church?
10.     What type of small group/Sunday school class would you be challenged to be involved in?
11.      What talents or gifts do you feel you have been given so you can serve God- church, community?
12.     Are there ways that one of the pastors can assist your family in your spiritual life?  Are there any other matters you would like to discuss with a pastor?


Preguntas pastorales aprobadas para el 2018. Las visitas pastorales incluyen lo siguiente:

1.       Explique como usted y du familia hacen sus estudios de la Biblia, oración, y devocionales regularmente durante la semana: ¿Como familia?  ¿E individual?
2.       ¿Como describiría su conocimiento y entendimiento de la Biblia? ¿Hay algunas áreas o un algo en particular que le gustaría recibir más estudio?
3.       (para esposos)
a)       ¿Como ejercita usted su papel como cabeza espiritual de su casa guiando a su esposa en aspectos espirituales?
b)      ¿Como ejercita su papel en enseñanza y guianza a sus hijos?
3-      (para esposas)
a)       Como apoya a su esposo en su papel como cabeza espiritual de la casa>
b)      ¿Hay algún problema que le gustaría mencionar?
c)       ¿Como ejercita su papel como mujer de Dios de la Biblia en su familia como esposa y como madre?
4-      ¿Como usa el Dia de Dios? ¿Usted invierte tiempo preparándose para este día? 
5-      ¿Está procurando resolver cualquier ofensa (que el amor no cubre) con algún individuo en particular?
6-      ¿Como está haciendo en su mayordomía con los regalos que Dios le da- tiempo y finanzas (diezmo, ofrenda, deudas, etc.)?

SEGUNDA VISITA-SEGUIMIENTO-
7-      ¿Como usted está haciendo discípulos?
8-      ¿Usted invierte tiempo orando por su iglesia?
9-      ¿Qué papel en el ministerio usted puede hacer para recibir bien a los  visitantes que atienden a la iglesia?
10-     Qué tipo de pequeño grupo o clase/Escuela Dominical seria un reto para usted estar envuelto?
11-     ¿Qué talentos o dones usted siente que ha recibido para que le sirva a Dios, iglesia, y la comunidad?
12-     ¿Hay alguna manera que los pastores le podamos asistir a su familia en su vida espiritual? ¿Hay alguna otra situación que a usted le gustaría compartir con un pastor?


·         Sunday Evening Service
This Sunday evening, January 21st we will have a State of the Church message followed by a time of Q & A for the pastors.  You can ask any pastor any question.

·         Faith Promise
This Sunday morning, we will collect our Faith Promise commitment cards.  Faith Promise is giving by trusting in God’s covenants with us.  Faith promise commitments (not pledges) are given systematically for global mission, rather than merely twice a year.  Easter and Thanksgiving offerings are included in this giving plan.  For faith promise, people pray about the amount they should give for global mission (beyond their tithe). They give weekly, biweekly, monthly, or a one-time gift.

 Faith promise giving goals should be projected exclusively for mission purposes around the world, on the district, and through the local church.  Churches discover that they raise or exceed their mission goal through faith promise giving.

·         Women’s Fellowship
Saturday January 27th, at 10:30 am the women of the church are invited to gather for a brunch as they discuss plans for the women’s’ ministry.  There will be a sign-up sheet this Sunday for the brunch.

·         Haiti Mission Trip Ashley and Olga
On Sunday January 28th we will receive a special offering for Ashley Heer and Olga Vargas as they prepare to go to Haiti for a short-term mission trip over their spring break.




Friday, December 1, 2017

Enote From Pastor Andy 11-30-17- Spanish

 Noviembre 30, 2017

Querida Familia de Eastridge, 

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde mi ultima enote. Quiero tomar este momento para agradecerles una vez mas por darme la oportunidad de tomarme un tiempo Sabatico. Tambien quisiera agradecer a la Pastora Eva y a todos los que ayudaron en la iglesia durante mi ausencia. 

Este es un tiempo ocupado para todos nostros, algunos tenemos fiestas, conciertas y juegos. Muchos nos ocupamos para hacer todo lo que tenemos que hacer antes de las fiestas navidenas. Quiero recordarles que tenemos que seguir el ejemplo de Jesus de dejar todo de lado y pasar tiempo con Dios nuestro Padre.

Aveces nuestra vida ocupada resulta de nuestra inseguirdad. Sabemos que las cosas no estan bien entre Dios y nosotros, asi que nos mantenemos ocuapdos para no examinarnos de una manera honesta. Lei un citatorio de Roberto Solomon quien dijo "Estamos incomodos en el silencio, porque el silencio nos fuerza a encontrarnos con Dios"

Estoy orando que en estas fiestas navidenas nos tomemos el tiempo regular para pasarlo con nuestro Padre celestial, y tambien los domingos que es el dia del Senor. Mi oracion continua para que la iglesia de Eastridge siga siendo una iglesia con pasion en cuanto a la oracion y tenga esa urgencia para lo que se ha perdido. Esto requiere que nos liberemos de todo lo que nos ocupa.

·      Coordinador de los Ministerios de Estudiantes

I want to ask you to lift up Rick and his family up in prayer as they make this transition to a new church family.  Pray that God will give him wisdom to help provide some leadership to our youth ministry.  Pray for their family health as they have been fighting some illness the past couple of weeks.

Quiero levantar en oracion a Rick y asu familia en esta transicion a esta nueva iglesia. Oremos que Dios le de la sabiduria para liderar al ministerio de jovenes. Oremos tambien por la saluda de su familia ya que han estado peleando algunas enfermedades estas ultimas semanas.

·    Reunion de Hombres
Manana en la tarde 6:30pm los hombres tendran su reunion en el Fellowship Hall. Todos los hombres estan invitados.

·        Dia de Trabajo
Este sabado despues del servicio de oracion a las 10am, vamos a tener un dia de trabajo en la iglesia. Todos estan invitados para arreglar nuestra facilidad para la temporada de Navidad.



·         Ofrenda Especial para el viaje misionero a Guatemala
El domingo 3 de Diciembre vamos a tener una ofrenda especial para el viaje misionero de Anna Heer a Guatemala. Ella va a estar recolectando curitas, Tylenol, Ibuprufeno, Ropa de ninos y peluches, etc.

·         Cena Navidena de la Iglesia Diciembre 17 
Despues del servicio vamos a tener una cena de la iglesia en el Fellowship Hall. Vamos a tener papeles para que se apunten y traigan comida para compartir.

·        Vigilia para el dia de Ano Nuevo

Se estan haciendo planes para tener un tiempo de companerismo en la iglesia para la tarde del Ano nuevo.  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

E-Note From Pastor Andy 11-30-17

November 30, 2017

Dear Eastridge Church Family,

It has been a while since I sent out my last enote.  I do want to take a moment to thank you once again for allowing me the opportunity to take a Sabbatical.  I also want to thank Pastor Eva and all of you who helped keep things functioning well here at the church in my absence.

This is a busy time of the year for all of us, for some we have nightly parties, concerts and ball games.  For others we are just busy trying to get everything accomplished before the holidays.  My reminder to you as well as to myself is to follow Jesus’ example of leaving the busy to spend time with God the Father.

Sometimes our busyness results from our insecurity.  We know things are not right between God and us, so we keep ourselves busy in order to avoid honest self-examination.  I read a quote from Robert Solomon who said, “We are uncomfortable with silence because silence forces us to face God.”

I pray this holiday season you will take regular time to spend with your heavenly Father each day as well as on the Lord’s Day each Sunday.  My prayer continues to be for Eastridge Church to be a church passionate about prayer and have a sense of urgency for the lost.  This will require us to break free from our busyness.

·         Student Ministries Coordinator
A couple weeks ago we welcomed Rick Dages to Eastridge as our Student Ministries Coordinator.  Rick has been the youth leader at the Newton Church of the Nazarene for 27 years.  He currently serves as the Kansas District NYI President.  I feel very fortunate that God has led Rick and his family to join us in our ministry here at Eastridge.

I want to ask you to lift up Rick and his family up in prayer as they make this transition to a new church family.  Pray that God will give him wisdom to help provide some leadership to our youth ministry.  Pray for their family health as they have been fighting some illness the past couple of weeks.

·         Men’s Meeting
Tomorrow evening at 6:30pm the men will be meeting at the Fellowship Hall.  All the men are invited.

·         Work Day
This Saturday after the 10am prayer service the trustees are having a work day at the church.  Everyone is invited to come and help get the facility ready to host guest during the Christmas season.



·         Special Offering for Guatemala Mission trip
On Sunday December 3rd we will have a special offering for Anna Heer’s mission trip to Guatemala.  She is also collecting items such as band aids, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, kids clothing, stuffed animals, etc.

·         Church Holiday Dinner Dec. 17th
Following the morning worship service we will have an all church holiday dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  We have sign-up sheets to bring food to share at the dinner.

·         New Year’s Eve Prayer Vigil

Plans are being made for a special time of fellowship and prayer here at the church on New Year’s Eve.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Enote From Pastor Andy 9-20-17

September 20, 2017

Dear Eastridge Family,

Tonight, we will have our worship service at 7PM in the church sanctuary.  Claudia Romero will be sharing the message so don’t out of this time of worship and fellowship.

I look forward to being with you tonight!

Pastor Andy

Alabaster
Sunday morning during the worship service we will be receiving our Alabaster offering.  The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. It gives a sense of permanence, the attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots." Eighty percent of the money is used in world mission areas, and twenty percent goes to multicultural congregations in the United States and Canada. Alabaster funds help provide land for most Work & Witness projects. The entire offering goes toward the construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.



Baptism
We will celebrate a baptism service this Sunday September 24th.  Following the baptism service, we will have a potluck dinner. 

Membership Class
Pastor Eva is having another membership class starting October 1st, at 9:45 am during the Sunday school hour.  Please talk to her if you are interested in discovering what being a member of Eastridge Church of the Nazarene is all about.

Quotes
“Revival is a community saturated with God!” – Duncan Campbell

“A baptism of holiness, a demonstration of godly living is the crying need of our day.” – Duncan Campbell

It will not do for us to go to Heaven by ourselves. We must be on fire, friends for saving others. To be workers will draw heaven down and will draw others to heaven. Without a readiness to work, the Spirit of prayer will not come. – Evan Roberts

Instead of suggesting that we could escape the earth to go to heaven, Jesus’s good news was about heaven coming to earth. – N. T. Wright

In a book written by his son and daughter- in-law, they reveal that Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret was that he obediently walked closely with God in prayer.  Howard Taylor wrote of his father, “For forty years the sun never rose on China a single day that God didn’t find him on his knees.”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

E-Note From Pastor Andy

September 15, 2017


Dear Eastridge Family,

I wanted to let you know about a blessing the church has given me.  The church board voted at my last pastoral review with the District Superintendent to give me a “Sabbatical.”  Some of you may be wondering what is a “Sabbatical?”   The word “Sabbatical” has different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. It has one meaning in the academic community, another meaning in its biblical usage, and still another in many secular settings.

A sabbatical, in simple terms, simply means time off for rest and/or study.  The time can be a few days, a few weeks or, on rare occasions, a few months.  The church is giving me paid leave for six weeks for rest, spiritual rejuvenation and, to do some deeper study.  I have been making some plans to take a seminary class on the Book of Philippians (so you can expect I will probably preach through the letter when I return); attend a prayer retreat at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, with my accountability partners; spend some time visiting other churches; and spend some time with Stephanie.

Pastor Eva and the church board will be taking care of my responsibilities while I am away during the sabbatical.  I am certainly grateful for this opportunity and I want to say “Thanks” for this blessing.

Thom Rainer who was a pastor and serves as a church consultant wrote an article where he spelled out 5 Reasons your Pastor Should Take a Sabbatical.  Here are his five reasons:

1. A pastor has emotional highs and lows unlike most other vocations. In the course of a day, a pastor can deal with death, deep spiritual issues, great encouragement, petty criticisms, tragedies, illnesses, and celebrations of birth. The emotional roller coaster is draining. Your pastor needs a break—many times a break with no distractions.

2. A pastor is on 24-hour call. Most pastors don’t have an “off” switch. They go to sleep with the knowledge they could be awakened by a phone call at anytime of the day. Vacations are rarely uninterrupted. It can be an exhausting vocation, and a sabbatical can be a welcome time to slow down.

3.Pastors need time of uninterrupted study. It doesn’t usually happen in the study at church or home. There is always the crisis or need of the moment. Church members expect sermons that reflect much prayer and study. The pastor’s schedule often works against that ideal. The sabbatical can offer much needed, and uninterrupted, study time.

4. Pastors who have sabbaticals have longer tenure at churches. Though my information is anecdotal, I do see the trend. And while I cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship, I feel confident that pastors who have sabbaticals are much more likely to stay at a church because they are less likely to experience burnout.

5. Pastors who have sabbaticals view the time off as an affirmation from their churches. I have heard from many pastors who share with me a sentence like this one: “I know my church loves me because they give me a sabbatical.” Pastors need affirmation. Sabbaticals can accomplish that goal.

Baptism
We will celebrate a baptism service with several people being baptized after the Sunday morning worship service on September 24th.  Following the baptism service, we will have a potluck dinner.  If you would like to be baptized contact Pastor Andy or Pastor Eva.  There will be a class for all those interested in baptism this Sunday morning at 9:30am.

Membership Class

Pastor Eva is having another membership class starting October 1st, at 9:45 am during the Sunday school hour.  Please talk to her if you are interested in becoming a member of Eastridge Church of the Nazarene. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

E-Note 8-10-17 Spanish

August 10, 2017


Dear Eastridge Church Family,

En septiembre 15 de 1860, el gran frances acrobata Charles Blondin se mantuvo en una cuerda floja de 3 pulgadas de ancho sobre las masivas cataratas de Niagara gorge. Blondin acababa de hacer historia como la primera persona en cruzar las cataratas en una cuerda floja, y en este dia, se lanzaría nuevamente, flotando precariamente por encima del agua violenta que estaba debajo de el.
Mientras Blondin llegaba hasta el otro lado del gorge seguro, la multitud desconcertada se convirtió en un rugido ensordecedor de aclamaciones. Entonces, Blodin hablo.

“Creen que yo puedo cruzar las cataratas nuevamente? El pregunto.
La multitud aclamo, “Si!”

Blondin respondio, “Ustedes creen que puedo cruzar las cataratas cargando a un hombre en mi espalda?”

La multitud ya había visto a Blondin ejecutar muchos trucos peligrosos con la cuerda floja. Sabian que el podía llevar a un hombre en su espalda, y gritaron contestando, “Si!”

Despues Blondin pregunto, “Quien sera voluntario?” y la multitud quedo en silencio.

Blondin apunto a uno de los observadores cercanos y le pregunto, “Confiarias en mi?”

“Difícilmente! Yo no puedo arriesgar mi vida asi”

Entonces, Blondin se volvió a su gerente, Harry Colcord. “Harry, tu crees que yo te puedo cruzar cargándote a ti? Le pregunto.

“Si, Charles, yo sé que tú puedes,” le respondió Harry.

Harry Colcord se subio a la plataforma con Blondin y brinco hacia su espalda. Blondin, con su palo de equilibrio en su mano, despacio comenzó a cruzar las cataratas cargando a su amigo. Aunque algunas cuerdas se rompieron, los dos llegaron seguros al otro lado, y Charles Blondin cimento su lugar como el mas grande caminante de cuerda floja en la historia.

Y que de ti?

Dios no nos llama para que creamos desde las orillas. El requiere que demos ese paso de fe entre la multitud. ¿El nos pregunta, “Crees en mi?”
¿No estás seguro si eres cristiano? Tal vez tu eres como muchos en la multitud de ese día: tu crees en Jesús con tu mente, pero sabes que si el té señalara para preguntarte si confias que el té cargue. Tu retrocederias y dirias “Dificilmente! Yo no puedo arriesgar mi vida de esa manera!” talvez es tiempo que confies en El y te subas en el.

Confiarias en Jesus?




Retiro de Mujeres
Este viernes y sábado, témenos cerca de 15 mujeres que estarán asistiendo al retiro hispano de mujeres. Yo los animo a orar por este retiro. Oren que Dios use a la oradora para que predique a nuestras mujeres y oren para que su fe pueda ser fortalecida.

Reunion de Hombres
El hermano Salomon Lopez ha invitado a todos los hombres de Eastridge para tener un convivio en su casa 567 N Bristol Ct. Wichita, Ks 67206 a las 6PM el viernes 11. Es importante que los hombres se animen unos a otros y oren unos por otros para ser los hombres piadosos que Dios los ha llamado a ser. Proverbios 27:17 el hierro se afila con el hierro, y el hombre en el trato con el hombre.

Dia de Trabajo en la Iglesia
El sábado agosto 12 los ecónomos tendrán el día de trabajo en la iglesia donde cualquiera de la familia en cristo está invitado a venir ayudar. Estaremos empezando a trabajar a las 8:30am y terminaremos cuando el trabajo esté finalizado. Estaremos pintando, arreglando accesorios fijos, cortando y matando mala hierba, reemplazando puertas, limpieza general y muchas otras tareas. Ven y ayuda por el tiempo que se te sea posible y disfruta de la compañía de tus hermanos y hermanas en Cristo.

Ofrenda de MNU
La semana pasada estuvimos recojiendo una ofrenda especial para todos nuestros estudiantes de MNU (MidAmerica Nazarene University). Esta ofrenda fue usada para una beca igualatoria de la Universidad. MNU igualara hasta $500 por cada estudiante.

Si usted no pudo contribuir tengo buenas noticias…no es demasiado tarde! Todavía puede ofrendar para las becas de nuestros dos estudiantes. Si gusta marcar su regalo para que vaya directamente para un estudiante usted ciertamente puede hacerlo asi.

MNU fue fundado como los otros colegios y universidades Nazarenos regionales para ser un lugar donde los estudiantes pudieran ir para entrenarse como pastores y misioneros. La escuela también provee educación para otras profesiones como enseñanza y enfermería.

Cumbre de Liderazgo
Ahora y nuevamente manana estare atendiendo a la Cumbre Global de Liderazgo a traves de simulcast aqui en Wichita en el edificio Century II. Muchos lideres de calidad de la iglesia y del mundo de negocios han estado compartiendo. Tengo un par de mis dichos favoritos del dia de hoy aquí:

Si no sabes cómo trabaja cuando está trabajando, no sabrás como arreglarlo cuando se quiebre. – Andy Stanley

“Tu mayor contribución al mundo talvez no sea algo que tu hagas, pero sino alguien a quien tu levantes. – Andy Stanley

 “Puedes escoger valentía, o puedes escoger comodidad. No puedes escoger los dos.” – Brene Brown

 “Es en el quebrantamiento que a veces Podemos entender el verdadero significado de dirigir.” – Bryan Stevenson

 “El liderazgo verdadero no se mide como tratas al rico y poderoso, sino como tratas al pobre y vulnerable.” – Bryan Stevenson


El mundo está en espera de líderes que pongan a otros adelante de sus propios intereses.” – Bill Hybels

Thursday, August 10, 2017

E-Note From Pastor Andy 8-10-17

August 10, 2017


Dear Eastridge Church Family,

On September 15th, 1860, the great French acrobat Charles Blondin stood on a 3-inch thick tightrope stretched across the massive Niagra Falls gorge. Blondin had recently made history as the first person to cross the falls on a tightrope, and on this day, he inched across again, hovering precariously above the swirling, violent waters below.

As Blondin made his way safely across the gorge, the tense bewilderment of the crowd turned to a deafening roar of cheers. Then, Blondin spoke.

“Do you believe I can cross the falls again?” he asked.

The crowd cheered back, “Yes!”

Blondin responded, “Do you believe I could cross the falls carrying a man on my back?”

The crowd had seen Blondin perform many dangerous tightrope stunts. They knew he could carry a man on his back, and they roared back in reply, “Yes!”

Then Blondin asked, “Who will volunteer?” The crowd was silent.

Blondin pointed to an onlooker nearby and asked, “Will you trust me?”

“Hardly! I can’t risk my life like that!” the man replied.

Then, Blondin turned to his manager, Harry Colcord. “Harry, do you believe I can carry you across?” he asked.

“Yes, Charles, I know you can,” Harry replied.

“Then will you trust me to do it?” Charles asked.

Harry replied, “I will.”

Harry Colcord stepped onto the platform with Blondin and hopped onto his back. Blondin, with his balancing pole in hand, slowly began to carry his friend across the Falls. Though a few of the guy ropes snapped as they crossed, they both made it safely to the other side, and Charles Blondin cemented his place as the greatest tightrope walker in history.



So What About You?

God doesn’t call us to just believe from the sidelines. He requires that we step out in faith from the crowd. He’s asking, “Will you trust me?”

Are you unsure if you are a Christian? Maybe you are like many in the crowd that day: you believe in Jesus with your mind, but you know that if He pointed at you to ask if you’d trust him to carry you, you’d recoil and say “Hardly! I can’t risk my life like that!” Maybe it’s time for you to trust Him and climb on.

Will you trust Jesus?

Ladies Retreat
On Friday and Saturday, we have about 15 ladies who will be attending a Hispanic ladies retreat.  I encourage you to pray for this retreat.  Pray that God would use the speaker to speak to our ladies and pray that their faith may be strengthened.

Men’s Gathering
Salomon Lopez has invited all the men from Eastridge for a time of fellowship at his home 567 N. Bristol Ct., Wichita, KS 67206 at 6PM on Friday August 11th.  It is important that men encourage one another and pray for one another to be the godly men God has called us to be.  Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.

Church Work Day
On Saturday August 12th the trustees will have a work day at the church where everyone our church family is invited to come and help.  We will be starting work at 8:30 am and we will end when the work is complete.  We will be painting, fixing fixtures, killing and trimming weeds, replacing doors, general cleaning and many other task.  Come out and help for as long as you are able while you enjoy your time working with fellow brothers and sisters.

MNU Offering
Last week we collected a special offering for all of our MNU (MidAmerica Nazarene University) students.  This offering was used as a church matching scholarship from the University.  MNU will match up to $500 for each student.
If you were not able to contribute I have good news…it is not too late!  You can still give towards our two students scholarship offering.  If you would like to mark your gift to go directly one student you are certainly able to do that as well.

MNU was founded like the other Nazarene regional colleges and universities to be a place where students could go for training as pastors and missionaries.  The schools also provide education for other professions like teaching and nursing. 

Leadership Summit
Today and again tomorrow I will be attending the Global Leadership Summit via a simulcast here in Wichita at the Century II building.  Lots of high quality leaders in both the church world and the business world have been sharing.  I have a few of my favorite quotes from day one here:

If you don’t know how it works when it is working, you won’t know how to fix it when it breaks. – Andy Stanley

"Your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do, but someone you raise. – Andy Stanley

"You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort. You cannot choose both." – Brene Brown

"It is in brokenness sometimes that we understand what it truly means to lead." - Bryan Stevenson

"True leadership isn't measured by how you treat the rich and powerful, but how you treat the poor and vulnerable." – Bryan Stevenson


The world is waiting for leaders who put others ahead of their own self-interests." – Bill Hybels