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Leader's Insight: Adrian Rogers on Commitment

What should we expect from church attenders and leaders?

Adrian Rogers was a highly respected preacher and leader in his church and denomination. As pastor of the mammoth Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, Rogers was also a force behind the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. He died on November 15, 2005, at the age of 74.

In ministry today, we are hearing the argument for raising the expectations for church membership and participation. In 1989, Rogers participated in a Leadership roundtable discussion with Maxie Dunnam, Don Finto and Duane Litfin. Here are some of Rogers's comments on the topic of commitment: How much is enough?

The full article is posted at www.LeadershipJournal.net.

Leadership: When you think of committed people in your church, who comes to mind?

Adrian Rogers: A man I greatly admire, Marvin Nelli. He operates a service station. He's not a gifted speaker, but Marvin is perhaps the best personal witness I've ever met. He gets off work and visits in the hospitals, listening and sharing. Hardly ...

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