Quotes by: Francis Chan

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Francis Chan
Francis Chan
Born (1967-08-31) August 31, 1967 (age 49)
Hong Kong
Nationality American
Education Bachelor of Arts— Master's College
Master of Divinity— Master's Seminary
Occupation Pastor, author, educator
Spouse(s) Lisa Chan
Children Seven children, Rachel Chan

It's easy to write for God and about God, because what a thrill to remind the church that the Holy Spirit of God is in you. What a rush! What an amazing blessing!
Francis Chan
Churches we build only by our own efforts and not in the strength of the Spirit will quickly collapse when we don't push and prod people along.
Francis Chan
When I don't think biblically, I go nuts. I just go, 'This is crazy.'
Francis Chan
If I have a script, I tend to stick to it even if God may be leading me elsewhere in the moment.
Francis Chan
When I read the statements of Christ, there seems to be this urgency and intensity. I guess that's what I get out of it when I read the tone of the Scriptures, which is very different from the tone of our culture.
Francis Chan
Churchgoers in America are notorious for jumping into movements, even ideas that are hard to listen to. But when they actually have to change their lifestyle and do something about it, it rarely translates into action.
Francis Chan
I want the joy of knowing that I am doing something with my life, the joy of battle.
Francis Chan
Being around a church culture, even leading a gathering of believers, I've gotten pretty good at predicting what's going to happen in a church service.
Francis Chan
Our culture is all about shallow relationships. But that doesn't mean we should stop looking each other in the eye and having deep conversations.
Francis Chan
A key to everything is surrender - to really come before the Lord and say, 'I will literally stay here as long as you want me to stay' or 'God, I will really go anywhere on the earth.'
Francis Chan
Honestly, when I read the Scriptures, I really believe the Lord puts a heart in us when we become believers.
Francis Chan
For a person to be truly discipled and growing in their faith, they need more than one person discipling them.
Francis Chan
Due to our consumer mindset, people are prone to jump from church to church, which weakens the church overall.
Francis Chan
Parents are supposed to instruct their kids. It doesn't mean they necessarily have that gift of teaching.
Francis Chan
When you read the New Testament, you see the Holy Spirit was supposed to change everything so that this gathering of people who call themselves Christians had this supernatural element about them.
Francis Chan
I've never felt a need to really respond to someone else's writing.
Francis Chan
Truth is, I think, if God just gave us our daily bread, many of us would be angry. 'That's all you're going to give me? You're just going to give me enough to sustain me for today? What about tomorrow or next year or 10, 20, 30 years from now? I want to know that I'm set up.' And yet Jesus says just pray for your daily provisions.
Francis Chan
Even in my own church I heard the words, 'Francis Chan' more than I heard the words, 'Holy Spirit.'
Francis Chan
Our God listens to us. Our God is a living God. He's not a block of wood you made up that's not going to answer you. My God listens to me. He answers me.
Francis Chan
One of my biggest fears - maybe my biggest weakness as a Christian - is that I have a hard time going up to a stranger and talking to them about Jesus.
Francis Chan
As a culture, we're so worried about what's going to happen to us 30 years from now that we are not taking care of our brothers and sisters who need help today.
Francis Chan
There are just certain times I sense the Lord is wanting me to write, and so I write.
Francis Chan
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