The Story Conference started with worship led by Candi Pearson-Shelton, Jon Shelton , and Trace Rorie. Then Scott Hodge gave a compelling (if not life changing) intro for Ed Young. Some quotables from Ed...
- The story of the Bible is all about a divine rescue.
- As a follower of Christ, I need to be in the search and rescue business.
- Everybody wants to reach people until you start reaching people.
- People will leave your church. Don't chase the leavers.
- Small groups are fine and dandy, but if I had to choose, I'd rather have volunteering than small groups.
- The question is not: "How many people are showing up?" The better question is: "Who are you reaching?"
- In church, chaos is your friend.
- We've always had a lean staff because we want to be forced to leverage volunteers.
- Change. Conflict. Growth. That's the sequence. Many people won't change. Or they do change and then stop at the conflict, and they never experience the growth.