Monday, April 26, 2010

Exponential Reflections-Part 1

Mike & I were in Orlando last week for the Exponential Conference-essentially a church planting conference, but also a time to see what God is doing in churches both big & small as He calls His people to Him. I took copious notes (and also posted many quotes on Facebook &Twitter), but thought I would hit a few highlights here too-more thoughts will continue tomorrow:

  • Are you willing to trade your life for what you believe in?
  • It's never about where you are going, it's who you're becoming. -Mark Batterson
  • There are ways of doing church that no one has thought of yet. -Mark Batterson
  • Sometimes God gets in the way to show us the way. When we realize that our frustration evaporates. -Mark Batterson
  • How much do you need power and need life? Be in the Word(s). -Louie Giglio
  • The operational power of the Kingdom of God is the Holy Spirit! -Louie Giglio
  • Rejoice in the cross, but don't forget the power of the resurrection! -Louie Giglio
  • God's words have an assignment & they never fail their assignment. -Louie Giglio
  • The harvest is now! Let's not be a group of people who want to wait for the harvest! -Rick Bezet
  • If you just send your money to the mission field and not your people, there is proof that the next generation will do neither. -Rick Bezet
  • It's not the idea that gets rejoiced at-it's the fruit that gets celebrated. -Matt Chandler
  • You are never going to make the gospel so cool that everybody understands it-it will always be offensive to some. -Matt Chandler
  • When your desire to draw a crowd is greater than your doctrinal integrity, you're out of bounds. -Matt Chandler
  • You can't protect (your church) from suffering/persecution, but you can prepare them for it. -Matt Chandler
  • We have to live a simple life to model a simple life for our people. -Matt Chandler
  • Are we crying out for good soil & good seed? -Matt Chandler
  • It's not about a "system" for producing fruit-it's about following God and being faithful to where He has called you. -Matt Chandler
  • Has there ever been a greater need for servant leadership than now? -Ken Blanchard
  • You have to be a servant 1st and a leader 2nd. -Ken Blanchard
  • Any time you don't feel joy, peace & righteousness, you are detached from the vine. -Ken Blanchard
  • When you follow God you get three consultants in one-Father, Son & Holy Spirit. -Ken Blanchard

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