Going Big

Go_bigI'm reading a book by Bill Easum and Bil Cornelius called Go Big: Lead Your Church to Explosive Growth and finding it a very helpful, practical pastoral resource.  Easum is the VP of Easum, Bandy and Associates and Cornelius is the pastor of Bay Area Fellowship.

A few quotes...

Lead pastor, if your church is not growing, you are the stopping point.  If your church is growing, you are the catalyst.  It's that simple. (p. 9)

When God wanted to change your part of the world, he placed you there for such a time as this.  We hate to tell you this, but you're it.  Start taking responsibility for what God wants you to do with your life. (p. 10)

Knowing everybody is not the definition of a healthy church.  In fact, it may be the definition of an unhealthy church. (p. 68)