Church Quotes

People who move toward the church do so for two major reasons: to learn about God and to find some guidance and direction for living.
Harold Percy,  - Your Church Can Thrive: Making the Connections That Build Healthy Congregations

Evangelism was not a program in the Jerusalem church; it was a way of life. The believers' lives and behaviors created such favor with the population of Jerusalem that people we drawn to the Lord.
Dr. David Jeremiah    -    The Jeremiah Study Bible

He created the church to meet your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power to live on. There is no other place on earth where you can find all five of these benefits in one place. 
Rick WarrenWhat on Earth Am I Here For?

Stop looking for the perfect church. It does not exist. Even if it did exist, the moment you or I joined it, it would no longer be perfect. 
Nicky Gumbel

In cathedral or cottage, the art of worship is an inner adventure; it is the personal practice of the presence of God.
Wilferd A. Peterson - The Art of Living Treasure Chest

Churches provide a place of gathering for people who share common beliefs, support and encouragement for each other in faith, a place to find insight into and teaching about God's Word, and they provide a time and place where people can leave the world behind and focus only on their spiritual relationship with God.
Mary C. Neal, MD  - To Heaven and Back

When a church is spending more of its budget on media than shepherding, something is out of whack. We have gotten things twisted around. 
Charles R. Swindoll

Do you look forward to going to church, or is it something you do out of obligation?  
Joyce Meyers
-   Knowing God Intimately

Find a church where you can have a relationship with God, rather than one where the main focus is on the rituals of the church.  

Every believer is commanded to be plugged in to a local church.
Dr. David Jeremiah

A war fitness conference some time ago declared that the highest form of recreation is to go to church. The word recreation should be written re-creation. More real rest can be gained from an hour and a quarter of worship under these circumstances than by eighteen holes of golf.
 
Norman Vincent Peale

Just as you must eat, drink, and breathe to live, you must read the Bible, pray, and be involved in a church to stay spiritually alive and vital. You never will outgrow these things. 
Greg Laurie

People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church - even if they don't share your beliefs - as long as they find the content engaging and helpful. 
Andy Stanley

The Church is the Church only when it exists for others- not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others. 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from Letters and Papers from Prison

Nobody can do as much damage to the church of God as the man who is within its walls, but not within its life. 
Charles H. Spurgeon

What if we quit thinking about tax write-offs or keeping institutions alive or church buildings full or denominations going, and focused on how to make the Story of Jesus the best news in people’s lives?
Ben Baughman, Untracked

I encourage you to look for a church that teaches that Jesus is the only way to heaven (because he is)  and that the Bible is the Word of God (because it is), that will allow you to get connected with other believers (because you need that), and that you’d feel comfortable inviting your non-believing friends to (because they need that).
Vince Antonucci, God's Love for the Rest of Us

The purpose of the Church therefore, is to continue to carry out this great commission of Christ-to take the gospel to every living creature in every part of the world.
Archbishop Gloria Grace, The Heartbeat of GOD

The people whose love will grow cold will make the terrible mistake of turning the church into a social club, rather than a treatment centre.  Michael Caputo, How to Prevent Your Love From becoming Cold

The Word of GOD is given to the church for governing the affairs and business of the church. It is given to individual believers, who make up the church, for the purpose of governing each individual believer.  Shannon Scott, Authority

The gospels were collected with other writings of the early church. This collection became known as the New Testament. Roger Quy, All About Jesus: The Single Story from Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John

The book of Acts gives us a history of the work of the early church and the Holy Spirit, within the theatre of the known world.  James Paris, The Bible Brief: A Compact Bible Summary & Bible Study Guidebook

So the first place to start must be the church.   God so loved the world ... and still does ... but the church is Christ's heart's desire, His chosen one.  Ann Allfrey, Prayer Drive ... One Year On

And those who are willing to do whatever work is necessary to see the Church blessed, whole, and thriving are the ones to whom true honor is due.  Paula Casill, My Brother's Keeper: Redefining Relationships in the Body of Christ  

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"We don't need to rethink the church. Instead, we need to rediscover the church.  It is the only organization that Christ himself established."  Greg Laurie