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Leadership Summit Session #4-A: John Burke

Quotes from John Burke on Messy Spirituality

  • Many leaders don't want to get their hands dirty. When you get your hands dirty, your hands in the soil, you will see growth. Are you willing to get your hands dirty?
  • The religious leaders of Jesus' day didn't like to get their hands dirty.
  • Imagine you found a Rembrandt painting covered in mud. Would you treat it like mud? No. We must see in people the masterpiece that Jesus died for.
  • The two questions I get asked more than any by people who don't attend church: 1) How do you feel about gays, and 2) What about other religions.
  • It is not our responsibility to make people grow. It is only our responsibility to create environments for them to grow.
  • If we connect people to Jesus, fruit happens.