More Quotes: On Missional Church
From Loren Cunningham to CT Studd to Andrew Murray to Bono, here is part two of my favourite quotes on missional church…
“The Gospel says, ‘Go,” but our church buildings say, ‘Stay’. The Gospel says, ‘Seek the lost,’ but our churches say, ‘Let the lost seek the church’” (Howard Snyder).
“To be a missionary does not necessarily mean crossing the sea, it means seeing the cross” (Loren Cunningham).
“The answer to the question, ‘Where is God in all the pain?’ is answered by yet another question, ‘Where are God’s people?’” (Tony Fitzgerald).
“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell” (CT Studd).
“If Jesus were on the earth … He’d be with people suffering from AIDS. These are the new lepers. If you want to find out where Jesus would be hanging out, it’ll always be with the lepers” (Bono).
“Mission fields are messy and dangerous, but people and places that are already whole don’t need healing” (Winkie Pratney).
“No person is so lost that Jesus cannot find him and save him” (Andrew Murray).
“This generation of sinners is the responsibility of this generation of saints” (Leonard Ravenhill).
“There is no country on earth closed to the gospel—as long as you’re willing to go in and not come out again” (Brother Andrew).
As our simple churches provide the “safe place” for discipleship, they become “launch pads” for Kingdom advance—whether this is into our neighbourhoods, a niche of society (business, education, politics, arts, sport, etcetera) or another nation on the other side of the world.
We are God’s missional people whether we go around the world, or around the block; whether we cross the seas, or cross the street.