I got to spend this past weekend at NYWC (National Youth Workers Conference).
IT WAS AWESOME.
Basically it’s a bunch of Youth Workers from all over the country getting together in one place to worship God, encourage each other, and hear some fantastic speakers (Mark Batterson, Rachel Held Evans, Bob Goff, Shane Claiborne, and Pete Wilson all spoke). It is always great to hear about what God is doing in His church and praying about what He will do. It was such a blessing to get to worship with people from all over the place who have such a heart for both Christ and teenagers.
Here are some of the quotes from the weekend that I was quick enough to write down:
“We want more revelation, God wants more obedience.” -Mark Batterson
“GET OFF YO’ BUTT! GO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!” -Harvey Carey
“We (Christians) want to be known by what we’re for, not what we’re against.” -Rachel Held Evans
“Want to know your calling? Do less of what you stink at.” -Bob Goff
“Jesus didn’t hold everyone accountable, He held them close.” -Bob Goff
“God doesn’t pass us notes, He passes us people.” -Bob Goff
“If we keep telling people that they’re thirsty when they’re not, they won’t know where to go when they are.” -Bob Goff
As you can probably tell, I really wrote down a lot of what Bob Goff said. #LoveDoes #AMEN
I left the convention center on Sunday feeling renewed and energized in Christ Jesus. God is so good! And He’s got me. I pray that I will never lose sight of that fact. One of the great things about being a follower of Christ is that I get to wake up every morning knowing that what happened yesterday doesn’t matter, that God has got today under control, and that tomorrow can worry about itself.
“WE ARE YOUR CHURCH, WE PRAY REVIVE THIS EARTH!” -Rend Collective Experiment
TAKE IT EASY!
P.S.: If you want to see some serious white boy dancing, check out the link at the bottom. This is me prior to the final session on Sunday afternoon. Video Creds go to my dude Devin Clark (@DevPClark on that twitter).