The Monday after Orange and I am still processing all the awesome stuff that happened at Orange. I am thinking about the students I work with, my neighbors, the city I live in and my own ministry. I posted the notes to the sessions I attended in these blogs.
Here are some quotes that stood out to me amongst all the wisdom shared at Orange Conference 2017.
Love everybody, always.
I’m not trying to be right anymore, Im trying to be Jesus.
Following Jesus means leading a life that will be constantly misunderstood.
If the church doesn’t do this, then who does.
-Nicole Fulham Baker
Something powerful happens when neighbors who aren’t for the church, realize the church is still for them.
– Jeff Henderson
If we listen long enough, we’ll hear someones pain.
– Ryan Leak
When we can show up for yourselves, and surround ourselves with others who believe in us, we can find the possibility within us.
– Mike Foster
I have to do this, because this matters, they matter.
– David Tieche
This is what we need: adults who will take extreme ownership for problems they did not create, for kids that are not theirs, and say “I will solve it” even though it is not their responsibility.
– David Tieche
This is the sacred task of youth workers, we get to call out the essence the youth we work with.
In every case if a teenager has an asset it is because a caring adult has given it to them
God is in love with people, you cannot dismiss people and be ok with God.
When you approach this new way, of loving people the way Jesus loves you, all the old loopholes and questions and excuses close.
I can’t just try to keep kids entertained and attending, I’ve got to challenge them to serve and to minister.
– Doug Field
Mr. Rodgers didn’t qualify who his neighbor was. Neither did Jesus.
We never let parents, parent alone.
– Carlos Whittaker
The next generation needs someone who has gone before them to be for them.
– Gerald Fadayomi
There are no ordinary children.
– Danielle Strickland
Sometimes it takes a party, to change how we see each other.
Sometimes it takes a party to demonstrate that God cares about people who party.
Sometimes it takes a party, to confirm that we can always be forgiven.
Sometimes it takes a party, to prove that people matter more than our opinions.
Sometimes it takes a party, to remind us all that everyone is invited to the party.
Start a party.
– Reggie Joiner
Students need consistent opportunities to love and serve others and to coach them while they do it