May 19, 2009 Tony Morgan

innovate: Perry Noble

  • 7:55 PM tonymorganlive – “If you are a pastor in the South, you have to be strapped [own a gun].”
  • 7:56 PM tonymorganlive – “When the alarm goes off, you can’t be passive.”
  • 7:57 PM tonymorganlive – “The message to the Church is this: you better wake up!”
  • 7:58 PM tonymorganlive – “I believe the Church’s best days are ahead of her.”
  • 7:59 PM tonymorganlive – (You should see the woman who is trying to sign everything that Perry is saying. Her arms are flailing about.)
  • 8:00 PM tonymorganlive – “What is it that God wants to do in my church?”
  • 8:01 PM tonymorganlive – “I didn’t say ‘What is it that the deacons or the bloggers want to do in my church?'”
  • 8:03 PM tonymorganlive – “The ‘older brother’ is sitting in the seat of leadership in our churches.” (referring to the story of the Prodigal Son)
  • 8:06 PM tonymorganlive – “The older son didn’t have the heart of the father in him.”
  • 8:06 PM tonymorganlive – “At conferences, there’s too much inspiration and not enough revelation.”
  • 8:06 PM tonymorganlive – “If you don’t have a vision, you’re not a leader.”
  • 8:07 PM tonymorganlive – “The only way we can’t get a vision from God is to spend time with God.”
  • 8:08 PM tonymorganlive – “You gotta’ be stupid to plant a church.”
  • 8:09 PM tonymorganlive – “God used unschooled, ordinary men to change the world.”
  • 8:10 PM tonymorganlive – “People say, ‘The music is too loud.’ Well, you’re going to hate Heaven.”
  • 8:11 PM tonymorganlive – “We have to pray and work.”
  • 8:12 PM tonymorganlive – “We have to put effort into it.”
  • 8:14 PM tonymorganlive – “If it’s God’s will, it’s God’s bill.”
  • 8:14 PM tonymorganlive – “This is my opinion…but I’m right.”
  • 8:15 PM tonymorganlive – “Most churches stick their kids and students in the basement with a woman that knew Moses.”
  • 8:19 PM tonymorganlive – “We’re going going to try to listen to God and do what he says.”
  • 8:19 PM tonymorganlive – “What are the barriers that stand in our way?”
  • 8:19 PM tonymorganlive – “Did you know there are some people that don’t want the church to grow?”
  • 8:20 PM tonymorganlive – “I thought the food fight in the grave yard was a great idea.”
  • 8:21 PM tonymorganlive – “Here’s how you know you’ve got a vision from God: It makes people mad.”
  • 8:21 PM tonymorganlive – “Christians are the meanest people in the world.”
  • 8:26 PM tonymorganlive – 3 problems… #1 = “Refusal to change.”
  • 8:27 PM tonymorganlive – “Pastors, we can’t lead a church according to personal preferences.”
  • 8:28 PM tonymorganlive – “The church in Acts grew because it was willing to change.”
  • 8:29 PM tonymorganlive – “Don’t change things just to change things. That’s stupid.”
  • 8:30 PM tonymorganlive – #2 = “Jealousy.”
  • 8:30 PM tonymorganlive – “Jealousy will stop a church from growing faster than anything.”
  • 8:31 PM tonymorganlive – “Is it all about the numbers? I think it is.”
  • 8:32 PM tonymorganlive – #3 = “Lack of understanding.”
  • 8:33 PM tonymorganlive – “The same God that was in the book of Acts is in your church.”
  • 8:34 PM tonymorganlive – “When we make church growth a formula, we tell God we don’t need him.”
  • 8:34 PM tonymorganlive – “We can prepare for a move of God, but we can’t plan for it.”
  • 8:34 PM tonymorganlive – “What do we want to celebrate?”
  • 8:39 PM tonymorganlive – “We always like to condemn the sins we’re not committing.”
  • 8:39 PM tonymorganlive – “We don’t try to be relevant. We preach the Gospel.”
  • 8:40 PM tonymorganlive – “Aren’t we all sinners that needed a Savior?”
  • 8:41 PM tonymorganlive – “Jesus did not die for your political party.”
  • 8:41 PM tonymorganlive – “We yell at lost people for acting like lost people.”
  • 8:42 PM tonymorganlive – “At the end of the day, all I want to see is for people to meet Jesus.”
  • 8:42 PM tonymorganlive – “Because I haven’t forgotten what it feels like to be lost.”
  • 8:43 PM tonymorganlive – “Jesus saved me, and he changed me.”
  • 8:43 PM tonymorganlive – “That’s what we celebrate: changed lives.”

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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