34 Church Quotes

34 Church Quotes

A collection of church quotes with inspirational thoughts on the life of the church, the need for the church in the community, and the reason for the church. While some churches are declining others are thriving, find answers why in these quotes.

  1. Church going is of value if a person merely sits quietly, yielding himself to the mood and atmosphere of the church. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, A Guide to Confident Living
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  2. A rising tide raises all the boats in the harbor. Rick Warren

  3. Every time you raise the standards for leadership, you bring everyone else in the church along a little bit. A rising tide raises all the boats in the harbor. Rick Warren
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  4. Are you intimately involved inWhen we are not thankful for our churches, they grow empty and when we are not thankful for God�s Son, Jesus, our hearts grow cold. Jeff & Michelle Niederstadt, Thankability
  5. Are you intimately involved in your church – stirring and being stirred by fellow believers? It’s God’s plan for your spiritual growth. Dr. David Jeremiah
  6. The Trinity of Vince Lombardi’s early years was religion, family and sports. They seemed intertwined, as inseparable to him as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The church was not some distant institution to be visited once a week, but part of the rhythm of daily life. David Maraniss, When Pride Still Mattered
    Vince Lombardi Quotes
  7. Like the blended family that moves into a new home rather than moving into one of their existing homes, a merged church needs to relocate and rename itself to eliminate turf issues. Dirk Elliott, Vital Merger
  8. A church’s view of salvation has a vital impact on its practices. Soteriology (the doctrine of salvation) and ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) should never be separated in practice. What we believe about God, salvation, and man will consequently influence the way we do church. Jeffrey D. Johnson, The Church
  9. Behind the curtain of the faithful pastor are the prayers of the saints, prayers that hold up the arms of the minister, as the church triumphantly marches on and wages war against her spiritual enemies. Jeffrey D. Johnson, The Church
  10. As I read the early chapters of the book of Acts, I am struck by the unusual nature of the church at Jerusalem. These early believers were driven by an intense love for Christ that expressed itself in the most dramatic demon-strations of selflessness. Pastor Willie George
  11. Our church began to do street outreach immediately. Finding a need and filling it is the philosophy by which my father and I have lived our lives. So we fed the hungry, clothed the unclothed, helped the hurting, and set out to change the destiny of the city. Matthew Barnett, The Church That Never Sleeps
    Quotes about Change
  12. I loved my father for many reasons that others in the church did not know. We didn’t have to talk about religious things. Very rarely did we. He was just my friend, my pal, the greatest buddy that I had. Matthew Barnett, The Church That Never Sleeps
  13. The church is the people of God, the very bride of Jesus Christ. Frank Viola

  14. The church, therefore, should not be confused with an organization, a denomination, a movement, or a leadership structure. The church is the people of God, the very bride of Jesus Christ. Frank Viola, Reimagining Church
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  15. Most professing Christians do not realize that the central concepts and practices associated with what we call “church” are not rooted in the New Testament, but in patterns established in the post-apostolic age. Jon Zens
    Christian Poems
  16. The worldwide move of God among indigenous peoples is reminiscent of the 1970s when the symbols of a strange culture, a counterculture, became central to revival and harvest in the Church. Richard Twiss, One Church, Many Tribes
  17. There’s nothing like the local church when it’s working right. And when churches are fully engaged in fulfilling their redemptive potential, the lost get found, the spiritually confused find truth, and lives are changed in this world and for eternity. Bill Hybels
  18. One things for sure: without intentional planning, prioritization, decision making, and leadership,and a whole lot of course corrections along the way, a church will never experience sustained evangelistic fruitfulness. This is not something churches drift into naturally or on their own. No, becoming a contagious church only happens on purpose! Mark Mittelberg, Becoming a Contagious Church
  19. Organic outreach is what happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry in a church and the commitment of every member of a congregation. Kevin G. Harney, Organic Outreach for Churches
  20. … regardless of context, outreach should always flow naturally from a church that loves and worships God. Outreach should be the heartbeat of every church. It should never be an afterthought. Kevin G. Harney, Organic Outreach for Churches
    God’s Love
  21. To all, Christ gives words of exhortation to continue in courageous progress in the gospel, to look to the sweet eternal rewards, and to hear the words God speaks to the churches by the Spirit. Andrew M. Davis, Revitalize
  22. The whole gospel for the whole person, great theology, but in practice little more than a slogan in many churches. Ben Patterson
  23. I believe wholeheartedly that the Lord Jesus and his church are the hope of the world. My commitment is to Scripture as the Word of God, the authority under which we as God’s church are to live. Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Church
  24. A real encounter with the living God changes everything. First, it magnifies the Lord, and then it puts me and my ego and my sin and my burdens all in their rightful place. That is what church is supposed to do and be. James MacDonald, Vertical Church
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  25. While mainline and liturgical churches may allow for more quiet in their worship and practice, as church membership continues to decline in the United States, all churches are liable to push for a louder message and a more aggressive evangelistic strategy. Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church
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  26. My goal is to challenge your notions of what church is supposed to be. I want you to think about the people who need Jesus in their lives. What are you willing to do to reach lost people? Tony Morgan, The Unstuck Church
  27. Churches are always in transition in this changing culture. Our greatest hope beyond launching new works is seeing churches come back alive with growth and vigor. Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd
  28. The muscles of relationship within the Christian body atrophy when we fail to exercise them, and the church becomes limp. Larry Crabb, Encouragement
  29. Many churches that are stuck on a plateau or spiraling into decline can discover the joy of reaching the peak of revitalization. In many ways, the North American Church has forgotten the joy of climbing the mountain peaks of ministry. Ed Stetzer, Comeback Churches
  30. Church health is the key to church growth. All living things grow if they're healthy. Rick Warren

  31. Church health is the key to church growth. All living things grow if they’re healthy. Rick Warren
  32. I am convinced that God’s Spirit is using the disruptive unraveling facing so many congregations and denominations in order to call these churches to fundamentally change their focus and attention. Alan J. Roxburgh, Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World
  33. We don’t strive to excel in hospitality because it brings people back to our church, but because it best reflects how Christ treated us. J. D. Greear
    Poems about Faith
  34. We must raise the guest awareness culture in our churches so our fifty-year veterans can demonstrate the love of Jesus to those who have been around for five minutes. Danny Franks, People Are the Mission
    Poems about God
  35. We had hoped that the dark clouds of secularism, promising their downpour of meaninglessness, would eventually drive Westerners into the shelter of the church… what we view as dark clouds are viewed by many as the breaking through of a glorious sun and the arrival of warm, blue post-Christian skies. Mark Sayers, Disappearing Church
  36. The church is a collection of likeminded people who have made the decision to follow Christ. They come together to both give and receive support and encouragement from each other. Daniel Colston, Jesus Without Lines
  37. The church is a living organism, enlivened by the presence of God’s Spirit. It’s the body of Christ, a community of worshippers that exists for God’s pleasure and to live out the kingdom that Jesus preached and promised. Tim Conder, Church in Transition

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