One of my favorite articles. #mainliners


One of my favorite articles. #mainliners

“The church needs a leader who’s unafraid of failure, unafraid of letting other people have the good ideas, unafraid of letting other people do important work, unafraid of investing time and resources into things that aren’t measurable by the traditional standards of success.

“The church needs to kill church management.” http://ow.ly/Y4F06

One of my favorite articles. #mainliners


One of my favorite articles. #mainliners

“The church needs a leader who’s unafraid of failure, unafraid of letting other people have the good ideas, unafraid of letting other people do important work, unafraid of investing time and resources into things that aren’t measurable by the traditional standards of success.

“The church needs to kill church management.” http://ow.ly/Y4Azx

“Dying congregations take the need for


“Dying congregations take the need for course correction as further proof that they didn’t have any business getting wrapped up in something so obviously out of their league. Stick to what you know. Don’t get too far out on any particular limb. Otherwise, you just open yourself up to criticism.” #mainliners http://ow.ly/XuMpU

“Fifty years out, Martin Luther King ca


“Fifty years out, Martin Luther King called it. He said that ‘the judgment of God is on the church as never before. If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.'” #mainliners http://ow.ly/Xe1Gf

“We are people who cannot abide and wil


“We are people who cannot abide and will not stomach the excuses offered up by unjust systems that somehow ‘now is not the time,’ or that raising a ruckus only contributes to the problem. We draw together because we’ve been called to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God—not because there is anything necessarily heroic in us, but because we’ve been passed a torch by heroes and saints who’ve gone before us, and who have called us to bear witness that God is not satisfied with either an unjust society or a lazy church ‘more devoted to “order” than to “peace.”‘”

Derek Penwell on Martin Luther King and The Creatively Maladjusted |[D]mergent http://ow.ly/XdOrU

“After all, it’s tough to imagine Jesu


“After all, it’s tough to imagine Jesus—who regularly ran in the opposite direction of the crowds, who died (largely) abandoned and alone—looking at the membership roster or the attendance figures as a way to gauge success.” #mainliners

~Derek Penwell on [D]mergent http://dmergent.org/articles/2016/1/10/the-metrics-of-mattering