Following are some Andy Stanley quotes which we have in our database of Quotes of Andy Stanley.
There will be very few occasions when you are absolutely certain about anything. You will consistently be called upon to make decisions with limited information. That being the case, your goal should not be to eliminate uncertainty. Instead, you must deve
Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been.
The issue is: how do you engage the audience? And one of the things I talk to our communicators about is: The outline is great; the stories are great. But how do you engage them? How do you make it feel like we are on a journey, not you are just up there
People pray in one direction but they walk in a different direction, and direction always determines where we end up.
You cannot communicate complicated information to large groups of people. As you increase the number of people, you have to decrease the complexity of the information.
Guys that preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible - that is just cheating. It's cheating because that would be easy, first of all. That isn't how you grow people. No one in the Scripture modeled that.
When a plan or strategy fails, people are tempted to assume it was the wrong vision. Plans and strategies can always be changed and improved. But vision doesn't change. Visions are simply refined with time.
What people pray for will tell you more than anything else whether they are locked into the vision and priorities of the church.
All Scripture is equally inspired, but not all Scripture is equally applicable or relevant to every stage of life.
Most of us wake up every day and make decision that will make us happy, and generally decisions that will make us happy right then in the moment or that day. We are not really on a truth quest.
Preachers prepare with this fear: 'Am I going to be able to fill the time?' The audience never worries about that.
The church wasn't an organization in the first century. They weren't writing checks or buying property. The church has matured and developed over the years. But for some reason, the last thing to change is the structure of leadership.
Preaching on Sunday mornings is such a simple thing, and by complicating it, I think we all do ourselves and the audience a disservice. It is very simple. Here is the model: Make people feel like they need an answer to a question.
Communicators need to figure out how well do they engage people, and they should not talk one word longer than people are engaged.