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Leadership In The Church Quotes


"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"Spiritual leadership should remain spiritual leadership and the temporal power should not become too important in any church." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"The secular mind and heart, however gifted and personally charming, has no place in the leadership of the church." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Over the years, I have studied church history as well as the contemporary church, and I noticed how rare it is for a God-glorifying transition of leadership to take place in a local church." - C J Mahaney

"Barna is correct when he writes, "After fifteen years of diligent digging into the world around me, I have reached several conclusions about the future of the Christian church in America. The central conclusion is that the American church is dying due to lack of strong spiritual leadership. In this time of unprecedented opportunity and plentiful resources, the church is actually losing influence. The primary reason is the lack of leadership. Nothing is more important than leadership."7" - Ed Stetzer

"The church wasn't an organization in the first century. They weren't writing checks or buying property. The church has matured and developed over the years. But for some reason, the last thing to change is the structure of leadership." - Andy Stanley

"In every growing church you will find leadership that is not afraid to believe God." - Rick Warren

"Prayer-leadership preserves the spirituality of the Church, just as prayerless leaders make for unspiritual conditions." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Dave Stark has taken the best of recent marketplace management concepts and married them to timeless biblical principles of leadership, translating business jargon into ministry language. The combination is an encouraging and practical guide to Christ-centered ministry leadership. This book will be helpful to anyone involved in leading a church or serious about modeling servant leadership." - Jonathan Reckford

"Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities - in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church." - Nancy Pearcey

"I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow." - Margaret D Nadauld

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"It helps certain church leaders identify the fact that they have the spiritual gift of leadership that the Bible talks about in Romans 12:8. Once you understand that God has given a gift, then training becomes more seriously. When you receive better training, you become more effective in the leadership position that God has assigned to you." - Bill Hybels

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The responsibility of building leadership in the Church belongs to the father and the mother. . . . As youth grow and mature through their teenage years and move toward adulthood, the Church picks up an important role in this process of giving youth an opportunity to lead, but it begins in the home." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"In the end, leadership is not intellectual or cognitive. Leadership is emotional." - Judith M Bardwick

"I wonder what really goes on in the minds of Church leadership who know of the data concerning the Book of Abraham, the new data on the First Vision, etc.... It would tend to devastate the Church if a top leader were to announce the facts." - Thomas Ferguson

"Management works in the system; leadership works on the system." - Stephen Covey

"The political structure in different countries has different origins, different developments. Something which suits one country extremely well would perhaps fail completely in another. Germany, through the long centuries of monarchy, has always had a leadership principle. ... The position of the Catholic Church rests now, as before, on the clear leadership principle of its hierarchy. And I think I can also say that of Russia, too." - Hermann Goring

"Through patience and certainty, leadership in the religion is obtained." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"Leadership is all about unlocking the potential in others" - Carly Fiorina

"Meet directly for diplomacy with the leadership in Iran." - Barack Obama

"Influence is the key word in any definition of leadership." - Aubrey Malphurs

"The most important thing in good leadership is truly caring." - Dean Smith

"Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership." - John C Maxwell

"Leadership is evoking in others the capacity to dream." - John C Maxwell

"Leadership is the readiness to stand out in a crowd." - John C Maxwell

"The only safe ship in a storm is leadership." - Faye Wattleton

"A wife is to submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ." - Mike Huckabee

"Servanthood does not nullify leadership; it defines it. Jesus does not cease to be the Lion of Judah when He becomes the lamblike servant of the church." - John Piper

"Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character." - Myles Munroe

"Expand the leadership." - Morton Blackwell

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"The Church will never reach her full redemptive potential until men and women with the leadership gift step up and lead." - Bill Hybels

"The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church." - Charles Williams

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership." - Peter Pace

"I think it's so important that the church displays what it can look like to be "one." Our society can be so fragmented, and there's an opportunity for the worshipping church to give some leadership into that area." - Matt Redman

"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half." - Andrew Greeley

"The Church expects that each of us carry a share of the burden of leadership. There is no paid clergy. The work is done because of a love of the cause. And as people serve, they grow in capacity. The time and effort is not a sacrifice because there is returned more than is given." - Gordon B Hinckley

"If you don't want to have gay weddings in Mormon churches, that's fine. That's absolutely up to the members of the faith or the leadership of the faith. I would never suggest that the Mormon Church has to consecrate gay unions. But homosexuality runs at a fairly constant rate through all populations. There are many gay Mormons." - Andrew Solomon

"Is the leadership of the worldwide church in the hands of men and women who know how to lead others one by one to Jesus Christ? We are so concerned with planning and administration that there is a danger lest we allow these things to serve as an excuse for not doing the one thing on which all else depends." - Stephen Neill

"Since the Icelandic volcano obviously needs a virgin sacrifice and the Catholic Church obviously needs new leadership the Pope must volunteer to jump in the volcano. Pontiff, don't think of it as endorsing paganism, think of it as supersizing Ash Wednesday." - Bill Maher

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"Leadership in the church is not entrusted to successful fund raisers, brilliant biblical scholars, administrative geniuses, or spellbinding preachers...but to those who have been laid waste by a consuming passion for Christ - passionate men and women for whom privilege and power are trivial compared to knowing and loving Jesus." - Brennan Manning

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"Leadership is character in action." - James Hunter

"Leadership is Idealism in Action." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"Leadership starts at the top." - Morgan Wootten

"The only real training for leadership is leadership." - Antony Jay

"The leadership spirit comes with a spirit of leadership." - Myles Munroe

"Servant Leadership is the only leadership that ultimately works." - Dave Ramsey

"The demands of leadership have changed. The highest levels if leadership require mastery of a new task: job creation. Traditional leadership through politics, military force, religion, or personal values won't work in the future like it has in the past." - Jim Clifton

"In order to reclaim the joy and passion of leadership, we must walk the valley of the shadow of death and name the cost of leadership." - Dan B. Allender

"No matter what the realm of leadership - the home, the workplace, the church, or the community - the vision is crucial. Leaders must funnel their faith into action so that life-changing results." - Phil Pringle

"I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge." - Gene Cernan

"Without a vision people in leadership positions perish. You not only lose your people, you lose the person who is in a leadership position - you lose it all." - John C Maxwell

"I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge." - Eugene Cernan

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"My church [Catholisism] is hurting from arrogance and from its indifference to the suffering of children that were abused and the inclination of the leadership to protect the institution, rather than the children." - Mark Shields

"We had the opposition of virtually the entire Democratic leadership in every state in this country." - Bernie Sanders

"The power for authentic leadership is found not in external arrangements, but in the human heart." - Parker J. Palmer

"In general, in the matters that relate to theology or behavior, people to one another, Paul was obviously biblically correct. But when he said that women should always cover their hair or that women should not teach men, women should not have leadership positions in the church, women should not speak in the church, I don't' think that those writings of Paul can be extracted by themselves to stand alone. Also, Paul said that women should be subservient to their husbands but if you read a couple of verses down it says husbands should treat their wives as equals." - Jimmy Carter

"Leadership can't be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can't fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency." - Junior Seau

"Other men look to him as someone to emulate. His church calls on him for strength and leadership. He is a preserver of culture and a champion of society to keep out evil and usher in good." - Tony Evans

"The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on." - John Sherman Cooper

"We think leadership is about rank and power, but better to think of leadership as the responsibility for other human beings. That leadership and rank may not go together. So it manifests in this remarkable way." - Simon Sinek

"Leadership is one of the things I really strive to excel in in my life." - Nate Parker

"We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League." - Roger Goodell

"Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce." - Michael Oxley

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"What should a brand leader advertise?Brand leadership, of course. Leadership is the single most important motivating factor in consumer behavior." - Al Ries

"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics." - Michael C. Burgess

"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics." - Michael Burgess

"Mao is the only real Marxist at the leadership level in the post-Marx period." - Paul Sweezy

"The New Birth church is a church unto itself who has a board and it has a membership. How they choose to handle their leadership issues it's not something that we can control regardless of which side you stay on that issue. It is their church issue and their responsibility and their response. And I'm saying what I always said that we should just keep on praying for the New Birth church family." - T D Jakes

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"You can't defer if you're the person who's in the leadership position." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Leadership is seeing the possibilities in a situation while others are seeing the limitations." - John C Maxwell

"Paralysis of leadership is due in part to the unseen grip of the special interests." - John W Gardner

"Sustainable leadership does not compromise the future by expanding and accelerating too quickly in the present." - Andy Hargreaves

"I am defining leadership in terms of the role, not the position." - Edgar Schein

"[Michael] Gove will be the underdog fighting for the underdog in this leadership race." - Dominic Raab

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"I'm not denouncing the church, and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church. It's not a church worthy of denouncing." - Barack Obama

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church." - Martin Luther

"Dare to go forward. Courage is the mark of greatness in leadership" - Brian Tracy

"Leadership, on the other hand, is about creating change you believe in." - Seth Godin

"Our province needs united leadership and shared purpose in tackling the challenges we face." - Jim Prentice

"Struggle is the father of all things, virtue lies in blood, leadership is primary and decisive" - Adolf Hitler

"Coaching is the most important servant/leadership element in helping people accomplish their goals." - Bill Hybels

"The bottomline in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others." - John C Maxwell

"I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, 'Where am I needed most?'" - Mike Pence

"This women's moment to embrace the power-to for good in life and leadership." - Gloria Feldt

"We need new leadership in the USA that will name our enemy." - Mike Pence

"The essence of leadership is building bonds of trust in your organization." - Colin Powell

"We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership." - Christiane Amanpour

"I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too." - Alan Autry

"I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins." - Norman Lear

"I think the U.S. should assert its leadership in a more effective way." - Sebastian Pinera

"Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising." - Terry Semel

"Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project." - Bill Owens

"The greatest challenge of Leadership maintaining personal conviction in a globalized world." - Myles Munroe

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church." - John Wesley

"The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid." - Timothy M. Dolan

"The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion" - Anthony Trollope

"In my leadership conferences, pastors ask, "Do you have a vision for my church?" Many times they want me to give them a picture of where they should go and what their church should look like. When these pastors do this, I always feel bad." - John C Maxwell

"One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A missional church is a church that must live the dialectic. It must stay in the journey." - Alan Hirsch

"I do object to the sensationalism or even the voyeurism of doing things in church or out of church." - Pierre Trudeau

"By the time we get to church, I need church cuz I've been yelled at by everyone in the family." - Jeff Foxworthy

"When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I decided to write Leadership BS because I was irritated by the hypocrisy in the leadership literature and the fact that many of the people writing leadership books exhibited behavior that was precisely the opposite of what they advocated and also what they claimed they did. Stories did not seem to be a good foundation on which to build a science of leadership." - Jeffrey Pfeffer

"In this nation, leadership is dollars." - Norman Lear

"A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I did not grow up in the church. I'm not a church-goer now. I'm a very spiritual person." - Malcolm D Lee

"I grew up in the United Methodist Church, and church was always a very big part of my growing up." - Hilarie Burton

"Leadership is the art of the future." - Leonard Sweet

"Attention is the currency of leadership." - Ronald A. Heifetz

"Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy" - Sun Tzu

"The transformation will come from leadership." - W Edwards Deming

"The shortest distance to leadership is service." - Myles Munroe

"The first step to leadership is servanthood." - John C Maxwell

"Relationships are the foundation of leadership." - John C Maxwell

"The supreme quality of leadership is integrity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The penalty of leadership is loneliness." - H. Wheeler Robinson

"Trust is the essence of Leadership." - Colin Powell

"Consensus is the negation of leadership." - Margaret Thatcher

"Communication is the real work of leadership." - Nitin Nohria

"The price of leadership is criticism." - Albert J. Dunlap

"The future of marketing is leadership" - Seth Godin

"Consensus is the absence of leadership." - Margaret Thatcher

"Humility is the cornerstone of leadership." - John G. Miller

"Leadership is the intelligent use of power." - Winston Churchill



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