Orange Conference took place earlier this year. Orange is focused on ministry to the next generation in the church, and the involvement of the whole family in this process of Christian discipleship.
Here are some powerful takeaways for your team:
There are kids and families who will never step foot into your church, until you step into their world. -Reggie Joiner
If we’re going to rescue a generation, we can’t just show up once a week. We need to reimagine how we knock on their door. -Reggie Joiner
What breaks your heart? God does extraordinary things through brokenhearted leaders. -Andy Stanley
The more you create a culture where kids belong in group, the more you will hear them talk about their group experience.
Leaders evaluate their success by the advancement of those they lead. -Cheryl Bachelder
A healthy soul is the most important thing you can bring to any team. -Jimmy Mellado
You don’t disciple kids from a stage, you disciple them up close. -Doug Fields
It’s easier to speak truth than it is to love somebody. It’s not your job to fix anybody. It’s your job to love them. -Reggie Joiner
Empathy is the ability to press pause on your own thoughts and feelings long enough to understand someone else’s. -Reggie Joiner
Outside of your family, the greatest investment you will ever make is in the local church. -Andy Stanley
Why do we worship old ways of doing things? If there’s a better way to do it, then update, rethink, or replace. -Jim Wideman
Kids are acceptance magnets. They go where they are accepted. -Andy Stanley
You can have a great vision, but if you don’t have strategy, you won’t win. Strategy matters. -Reggie Joiner