You Can’t Delegate Doing the Right Thing

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.”

“The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit
generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the
failures”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87.

“[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency
to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and nowhere is this more prevalent than
in the local church”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 121.

“The greater the sense of mutual trust, the fewer the limitations on what
a congregation can do”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 156.

“You really can’t begin to understand the gospel until you are called on
to tell others about Jesus Christ”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning,

“To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ”–Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

“If you do a good job for others you heal yourself at the same time because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure”–Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)