It's Friday morning at #OC18! This is a full day in the arena for main session speakers. On the docket for this session were Josh Shipp, Tom Shefchunas, Kristen Ivy, and Ryan Leak. Here's some key takeaways from each speaker:
We can do more together when we create a safe place for kids over time- Josh Shipp
We don’t see you as a problem, we see you as an opportunity. -Rodney to Josh Shipp
Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.
Every kid is one choice away from being a statistic.
What kids don’t talk out, they will act out.
We can do more together when we create a safe place for kids who are different. - Kristen Ivy
When you get close to someone who is different than you, you see yourself differently.
When you get close to someone who is different than you, you see God more fully.
Truth is real, but perspective is different.
When you get close to someone who is different than you, you show the world what love is.
Our differences are an opportunity to show what unconditional love looks like.
We can do more together when we create a safe place for kids who are hurting. Tom Shefchunas
There is no strategy if there is no sacrifice.
What did Jesus choose to say and not to say
How did He choose to say it
When did He choose to say it
Sometimes we have to sacrifice our felt need to say everything so that what is most important can clearly be heard.
Wanting to be a safe place and being a safe place are two different things.
Microphones and websites are dangerous things because we can’t see their eyes.
We can do more together when we create a safe place for each other. -Ryan Leak
Friends are like elevators, they can take you up, or they can take you down.
Following Jesus doesn’t mean you won’t go through storms, it just means that you have an anchor with you through the storms.
"Lost and found people…have marriage problems. Unchurched people and church people…both have money problems. The outsider and the insider…often struggle with depression.”
What if we created weekend experiences for people that were in pain. Wouldn’t we find ourselves reaching outsiders and insiders?
What if we took the amazing grace that we offer to people who don’t know God, to people who do?
Pretending will never do anything for your soul and it won’t do anything else for anyone else either.
When we really get authentic, we become allergic to short responses. I’m going to become a person that doesn’t allow people to sweep things under the rug.
4 things- vulnerability, authenticity, confidence, grace
Don’t judge them, help them.
How safe do we actually want to be.