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Quotes from The New Parish

Quotes from The New Parish

Several quotes from the book, The New Parish, have captured my attention based on my work with a congregational visioning team and recent conversations with people connected our “Do What Matters” conferences. Listed below are quotes from the book that challenge my assumptions and stretch my imaginations. The parish is a dare to your faith.

Avoiding Mission Drift

Avoiding Mission Drift

My dad and I had a favorite fishing hole where we could almost always catch our limit of fish. I remember a time when we took the boat out to this location and we immediately caught several fish. Action tapered off quickly though which hadn’t happened before. Then I realized that I had never thrown

Fear . . .moving beyond it

Fear . . .moving beyond it

The longer I coach congregations the more I realize how much fear plays a role in congregational dysfunction. I see pastors unwilling to confront parishioners regarding their inappropriate behavior. I see congregational leaders fail to evaluate programs and ministries out of fear of what they might find out. I see youth workers say “yes” to