20 Inspirational Bill Hybels Quotes

Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois was founded by Senior Pastor Bill Hybels. Pastor Hybels travels to teach on leadership, evangelism and church growth. He believes in his heart that every local church leader is placed in that position because of a spiritual gift. He is called to help develop church leaders and he is a great communicator. He has authored more than 20 books.

Here are 20 inspirational Bill Hybels quotes.

About Guidance from God

Is the ambient noise level of my life low enough for me to hear the whispers of the Lord?

God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.

The better prayer is “God do something in me…we’re going to do something important to move vision to a value.”

There isn't a single motivation, thought, act, or word that has slipped out of your being and escaped the full, undivided attention of God.

Be strong and courageous. He will always be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.

"The Truth": Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

About Seeking Change

When God transforms the life of just one leader, that leader can transform a church. When one church is transformed, you can transform a community. And... eventually the entire world is affected with the positive, life-changing power of Jesus Christ and the restoring work of His people.

There is nothing like the local church when the local church is working right! It transforms lives, heart by heart … soul by soul … life by life. That’s why the most important thing I can do is to lay down my heart for the cause of Christ.

If you’re a serious minded leader, you will read. You will read all you can. You will read when you feel like it, and you will read when you don’t. You will do whatever you have to do to increase your leadership input, because you know as well as I do that it will make you better

I’m still such a sucker for a changed life. There is nothing that touches me more deeply than watching God change a human life.

All I want in this life is to watch God change human lives and destinies.

The more varied the environments in which you exercise your leadership gift, the stronger that gift will become. You will become a far more effective leader.

"The Truth": Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

About Mission & Vision

Wise leaders understand that the single greatest determinant of whether followers will ever own a vision deeply is the extent to which whose followers believe the leader will own it.

Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.

Vision is a picture of the future that creates passion in people.

Every significant vision God births in you is going to put your courage to the test…A certain percentage of people are going to resist going.

Every vision tests the mettle of the leader. So leaders often abort the vision secretly.

Don’t go to your grave with cool vision shriveling up and dying inside of you. Don’t be that leader. Don’t be a coward.

There is a time to cast vision and there is a time to establish a value in a church.

Do not bail on your mission. Do not quit on God. Endure. Finish strong.

Visions are holy commodities…Treat them with the utmost respect.

"The Truth": Habakkuk 2:2-3 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

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Resource – The Holy Bible, King James Version