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34 Tweetable Leadership Quotes for Church Leaders

From time to time I like to share quotable quotes on twitter that I have been chewing on. Often these quotes are amongst some of the most reshared content that I post. I thought I’d pull together some of my favorites into a post and provide a simple link for you to share them. Just click on the link and it will generate a tweet that you can easily submit. I’d love you to share your favorite quotes through the comments. Enjoy.


  • Faith moves mountains, love transforms hearts. – John Paul Warren [tweet]
  • But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. – Matthew 20:26 [tweet]
  • The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. – @tom_peters [tweet]
  • Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld. – Proverbs 20:28 [tweet]
  • Leadership is made for service. – Jack Hyles [tweet]
  • Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3 [tweet]
  • Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ― @BillGates [tweet]
  • A spiritual leader will first and foremost, have a calling from God. His work will not be his profession, but his calling. – Zac Poonen [tweet]
  • The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not,”What a lovely sermon!” but, “I will do something!” – Francis de Sales [tweet]
  • The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. – Faye Wattleton [tweet]
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – @johncmaxwell [tweet]
  • The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9 [tweet]
  • Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. – Albert Schweitzer [tweet]
  • I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. – Jeff Bezos [tweet]
  • Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7 [tweet]
  • Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity & willingness to embrace paradox. – @tonyschwartz [tweet]
  • You are to follow no man further than he follows Christ. – John Collins [tweet]
  • When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. – @LarryEllison [tweet]
  • With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand. – Psalm 78:72 [tweet]
  • The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. – Elaine Agather [tweet]
  • It is crucial to recognize, reward, and celebrate accomplishments. – @RosabethKanter [tweet]
  • For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? – Luke 14:28 [tweet]
  • A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity. – Mollie Marti [tweet]
  • Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across. – @GuyKawsaki [tweet]
  • He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. – Aristotle [tweet]
  • People will follow you when you build the character to follow through. – Orrin Woodward [tweet]
  • Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late. – Seth Godin @thisissethsblog [tweet]
  • Leadership does not depend on being right. – Ivan Illich [tweet]
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado [tweet]
  • The drive for progress doesn’t wait for the external world to say “It’s time to change.” – Jim Collins [tweet]
  • The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. – Kenneth H. Blanchard [tweet]
  • Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. – @jack_welch [tweet]
  • The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader [tweet]
  • So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. – Galatians 6:9 [tweet]

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  1. I am not the Leader – God is the real Leader. He calls me at times me to lead, at times to follow or at times to get out of the way. But most of all he calls me to encourage, appreciate, listen to and support GENEROUSLY those around me. Tom Krause

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Rich Birch
Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution.His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.