Rick Warren asks: Is your church a mushroom or an oak tree?

 
Feb. 3, 2013
Rick Warren at NACC 2012: "When God wants to make a mushroom, he takes 6 hours. When he wants to make an oak tree, he takes 60 years."

Topics: Church Growth , Leadership , Ministry

Companies: NACC-No. American Christian , Rick Warren


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