I’m at the Orange Conference this week and I’m blogging notes while I’m here. Here are my notes from the first main session.

Doug Fields

  • We > I
  • Some of us have embraced the idea of an individual ministry leader
  • Culture doesn’t change because we desire it to change. Culture is changed when the organization is transformed.

Andy Stanley

  • When you lead as a team with one voice… what matters most matters more. – Reggie Joiner
  • When we’re one, the world changes.
  • Jesus modeled being one.
  • People who were nothing like Jesus liked Jesus, and he liked them back.
  • Jesus predicted it.
  • Jesus prayed for this.
  • Unity is mission critical and disunity disrupts the mission.
  • Oneness is how we win. Oneness is how the world will know the heavenly father sent his son. Not theological correctness.
  • The goal wasn’t to be right about anything, the goal was to be one.
  • Jesus branded it.
  • Imagine a world where people were skeptical of what we believe but amazed at how we treated one another.
  • It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.
  • If your theology separates you from sinners like you, you may have some work to do.