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Spending the day here at The Uprising conference put on by Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY. I love getting to visit amazing churches that put on a one day conference…the one day conference gives a chance for leaders to refuel, dream, and catch the vision of a local church making a difference. Why take time to hit a conference…I LOVE TO LEARN! Seriously, if I am going to lead I have to learn from others making an impact. If you are out there leading in a church environment (paid or volunteer staff) make sure you get to a conference once a year. With that rant in the books…here some great thoughts I heard today…

  • What if God wants to recalibrate our heart? Does god have permission…it can happen when we are willing. – Pete Hise
  • It’s important to develop a philosophy of community before you develop a strategy for community. – Pete Wilson
  • What scandalized Jesus was that he welcomed EVERYONE. EVERYONE should be welcome in our churches and we have to be willing to embrace people even when others won’t. – Pete Wilson
  • When people see hope, experience hope, embrace hope…life changes. The church was made to be  place of hope, Jesus brings HOPE. – Pete Hise
  • To reach our city we need to display a self sacrificing love to prove/exhibit the love of Jesus. They don’t need statements or minor program changes…people need to see Jesus on display in our lives. – Pete Hise
  • We say to the people around us who don’t know Jesus WE LOVE YOU but we act like we are fine if they go to Hell by the way we live and “do church.” – Perry Noble
  • Our environments matter because they help or hinder people from seeing Jesus. – Perry Noble
  • Our passion, vision, and leadership flows from listening to God and doing what he says. – Perry Noble