Today I will be live blogging from the Orange One-Day in Atlanta, GA. Orange is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. Orange provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids and teenagers.
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The afternoon’s first speaker was Reggie Joiner. Reggie is the founder and CEO of Orange, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. Orange provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids and teenagers. The following are 7 Things Every Leader Should Do along with comments from other speakers:
- I’m fine with a man bun as long as you’re a samurai.
- You change your team by going to an event together or reading a book together.
Tasha Morrison, President and Founder of Be The Bridge
- If we’re going to be for our neighbor, we have to build bridges.
- If the church is not the answer, then who is the answer?
- Part of discipleship includes racial reconciliation.
- Diversity makes you more enrichly blessed.
- 80% of what children learn is from their parents.
- When we grow up in isolated boxes it leaves room for assumptions and stereotypes.
- Invite someone new to the table.
- It’s not about sameness. It’s about oneness.
- We want to help you win with your children in your community.
- If you don’t entertain and have fun with kids, they don’t even think you like them.
- I’m going to create a culture of service in our church and that start’s by me serving.
- When you start serving it changes how the world sees you.
- “We know you’re not a racist. We just want to make sure you’re anti-racist.” – One of Reggie’s African-American friends
- “We know this is not your fault. But it’s your problem.” – Reggie’s African-American friend
- “It wasn’t hatred that killed my dad. It was indifference.” –Bernice King
- Everything we talk about all boils down to one specific issue – every child needs a consistent leader in their life.
- Community does something therapy doesn’t do.
- You have no idea how many kids you are already rescuing.
- When kids do life in community, it sets them up for faith and a future.
- When I do these 7 Things God becomes more real to me.
- When Dynamic Faith, Uncomon Wisdom, Richer Purpose, Irrational Joy, Vibrant Hope, Bold Empathy, and Stubborn Relationship become a reality.
7 Things Every Leader Should Do
- Do Something You Don’t Have To Do. When you do something you don’t have to do, it takes your faith to another place.
- Invite Someone New To The Table
- Fast-Forward Someone Else’s Dream. You are never more like God than when you practice generosity by investing in another person
- Inspire Every Kid You Meet. Something happens to a culture and country when children matter.
- Create Beautiful Spaces. When we create beautiful spaces we are trying to get back to Eden. There’s hope. God is a God of restoration.
- Speak Up For Someone Else. If you have a voice, you have influence. If you have influence, you have a responsibility.
- Discover Life Together. When we do life together, transformation happens.
Next will be a breakout session from Jeff Henderson on leading your church to love your community.