Pastoring with Vision, Creativity, and Courage: Quotes from Ramez Atallah

Pastoring with Vision, Creativity, and Courage: Quotes from Ramez Atallah

Session 6, Ramez Atallah on "Pastoring with Vision, Creativity, and Courage in Hard Places" —

  • "Obligated, eager and not ashamed. These should characterize a church with the gospel."
  • "A Christian leader has to have a vision — he must see things other people don't see and empower them to capture it and incarnate it."
  • "When I came to understand the gospel for the first time, I knew that this was what my peopled needed."
  • "What approach would not threaten the Egyptian Orthodox church? Answer: Inductive Bible study: Observe, understand, and apply the text."
  • "Effective leaders should have vision which empowers others."
  • "Trust in God's sovereignty gives meaning to even failtures."
  • "Creavitiy which transforms obstacles into opportunities."
  • "Faith respects people who are eccentric and marginal."
  • "Humility allows us to be mission oriented, rather than gift oriented."

Next message: Wednesday at 11:30AM (EST); Speaker panel with Ramez Atallah, Crawford Loritts, Darrin Patrick, Doug Wilson, and Darrin Patrick. (desiringgod.org/live)

Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.