Many leaders don’t know of Henrietta Mears, but they definitely know of some of the people she impacted. Henrietta was a teacher from Minneapolis, who in her 40’s became the director of Christian Education at Hollywood Presbyterian Church. It was there that she has a significant impact on Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan who was a Hollywood movie star at that time and others, as she taught them the Scriptures. Her Sunday school program was developing as many as 6,500 young people each week.
Here are some powerful quotes from her leadership:
You teach a little by what you say. You teach most by who you are.
God has taken pains to give a progressive revelation, and we should take pains to read it – the Bible – from beginning to end.
If you want to live a pure life, saturate yourself with the Word of God.
What your young people learn today, determines what the Church will know tomorrow.
The man who walks with God always gets to his destination.
Never doubt in the dark what you’ve seen in the light.
To know God is to have a reservoir of sustaining force that never fails.
There is no magic in small plans. When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less would not be worthy of Christ.
Labor at prayer, then watch God work.
Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.