USAToday July 20, 2009 issue has a great article - "Evangelism 2.0" - that talks about how evangelicals are doing servant evangelism in Portland, Oregon. The ministry is called Season of Service and has been "dubbed by the Readers Digest this month as the nation's best group service project."
From an ad in USA Today, July 15, 2009 for British Airways - "95% of business people agree that face-to-face meetings are key to building long-term relationships (Harvard Business Review Reader Poll)." How does this fact relate to how we reach out with our neighbors?
"A healthy church is one that moves forward, looking ahead through the windshield and occasionally checking the rearview mirror." - George Goodman, Associate Executive Presbyter for Peaks Presbytery, speaking at the Healthy Ministry Conference at the Big Tent event in Atlanta in June.
"Congregational transformation is a spiritual journey" - Dan Moseley, author of Living With Loss
"You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader, General Eric Shinseki said. You can certainly command without that sense of commitment, but you cannot lead without it. And without leadership, command is a hollow experience, a vacuum often filled with mistrust and arrogance." - General Shinseki was former Chief of Staff for the Army and is currently serving as the Veterans Affairs secretary.
"If we want to create lasting social change, we must be committed to campaigns that place grassroots leaders face-to-face with those in power to negotiate real solutions." - James Mumm, Director of Organizing for the National Training Information Center, Chicago.