five on Friday

“Your ministry doesn’t need the flair of your inflated ego; rather, it is your authenticity that will most effectively motivate those you serve in leadership. And that genuineness is most often communicated in a soft tone that has no relation to bravado— a well- reasoned argument that can be coupled with passion to get the attention of internal and external constituencies, and a caring and gracious spirit that attracts around it people ready to listen and respond.” Roger Parrott

1 Philip Yancey on small being large. Gods economy and our stuff.
2 Five reasons churches don’t grow! Simples.
3 “If you want everyone to love you, go sell ice cream, don’t revitalize churches!” Great stuff.
4 A spikey gem on Calvinists and preaching!
5 Living for Jesus every day, according to Dallas Willard.