It is inspiring when church leaders from all over the world unite to get on the same page.
Here are many of the top quotes from the past 4 days in Orlando at the Free Methodist Church General Conference 2015.
“God’s vision always takes a team.”
“Too often prayer is assumed in stead of activated.”
“Fear robs, and obedience rewards.”
“Good is often the chief enemy of great.”
“When we live behind fear, we invite garbage into our lives.”
“Remain open-handed with whoever God gives you.”
“Without a strong WHY we will gravitate to what is EASIEST.”
“Obedience to the Holy Spirit ‘requires’ vulnerability”
Bishop David Kendall
“God’s love didn’t wait until we were known – God Loved!”
“The love God commands is the love God empowers.”
“Jesus didn’t give us an impossible mission. We’ve just been slow learners.”
“Calling will always interrupt what you’re doing.”
“Being a leader is being comfortable with your gifting and your lack.”
“Church multiplication is a Spiritual decision.”
“The local church is the only hope of the world.”
“Movements must be dangerous to be effective.”
“Numbers are not the goal. If numbers are the goal, you will do ungodly things to get them.”
Bishop David Roller
“Love of others is not natural.”
“Never ask God who your neighbor is unless you want him to wreck your Tuesday night.”
“Don’t allow religious work to distract you from God’s heart.”
“If we are really going to love our neighbor, we cannot continue as we are.”
“Love demands that we move forward with dangerous plans.”
“We can only love when we invite God’s character to overtake our character.”
“We must love in ways that amaze and astound our communities.”
J.D. Van Valin
“If you want to see the kingdom of God at work, you’re going to have to deal with some odor.”
“May God bless you with tension.”
Bishop Matthew Thomas
“If the Lord is providing the power he’ll provide the way.”
“We must have a life worthy of showing them.”
“Jesus conveyed his power, and gave the command. ‘Go…make disciples.”
“Why would anyone want to follow YOU?”
Where you there this week?
What quotes or takeaways would you add? Now, let us go home to our churches a changed people. And may God change our communities through us.
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