Orange Conference 2017: Session 1 Notes

Orange Conference 2017 Session 1

Carlos Whittaker

  • Help parents differentiate what is fact from what is feeling.
  • If we are for parents, we never let parents parent alone!

Gerald Fadayomi

  • We have the most incredible opportunity to point teenagers who want to be a heard, to a God who listens.
  • The next generation needs someone who has gone before them to be for them.

Danielle Strickland

  • Jesus saw past every single barrier, including the one you put up over your own life.
  • Instead of seeing a problem, see a neighbor.
  • How much would your life, ministry or church change if you saw all people as beautiful, as Jesus does?

Reggie Joiner

  • Sometimes it takes a party to change how we see each other.
  • Sometimes it takes a party to show 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 that everyone is invited to the party.
  • What if everyone started acting like EVERYONE is INVITED to the party.
  • What would happen if we started looking at the kids and teenagers in our church through a different lens?
  • Stop acting like discipleship is about information and start acting like discipleship is about relationship.
  • We have been programmed to teaching kids what to believe, but not coach them how to serve.
  • How to be a better neighbor:
    • Invite someone to new the table. Someone not like you.
    • Start a party that is not about you.
    • Inspire every kid you meet.
    • Create beautiful spaces.
    • Speak up for someone else, use your influence for good reasons.
    • Discover life together, do faith together.
    • Do something you don’t have to do.
  • Why inspire kids? Because Jesus said to.

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