It was really a joy to be able to attend the D6 conference in 2015. After each general session, I posted some of the tweetable highlights, and now I've compiled them all here in one place:
"We don't want to launch skipping stones but launch battleships."
"Kids take their cues about the reality of life from Mom and Dad. Their values are your values."
"Ephesians 6, the armor of God, we should be building generational gladiators."
"The one common denominator for success or failure of marriage; having a sense of hope or futility."
"Marriage isn't hard, but it does take hard work."
"Most problems in marriages are not caused by "big ticket" issues."
"When in the Bible did God ever give someone an easy task? Never."
"Be like David who took care of sheep."
"You are the same at home that you are at work, just more tired."
"We've lost the ability to look at the great commission with fresh eyes."
"How do you define who your "neighbor" is?"
"You aren't reaching your community if you aren't reaching the demographic of your community."
"Draw new maps as you move into new territory."
"Is what you do based on past tradition or future needs?"
"How E.P.I.C. are you?" (Experiential, Participatory, Image rich, and Connected)
"Superficial teaching produces superficial Christians."
"If we can't make the gospel compelling to a child, we can't make it compelling to anyone."
"Discipleship is us learning to live in the kingdom of God."
"What you attract them with is what you attract them to."
"Churches are the outcome of disciples making disciples."
"It is hard to live incarnationally and not make disciples. It’s shocking easy to do church and not make disciples."
"Stepfamilies are complex."
"Look to restore a right view of marriage."
"God works in the margin."
"Margin yields time and money."
"Purpose before practice. Being before doing. People before programs. Quality before quantity."
"Teach parents where they are, not where you want them to be."
"The best leadership lessons are the ones you never saw coming."
"Remember why you got into ministry; to love people."
"What happens when no one sees?"
"Leaders want to lead. So don't micromanage them."
"Be comfortable with questions."
"There is no question that will unravel God."
"Give Jesus room to lead and give people time to make Jesus their own."
"The job you've been called to is the expansion of the kingdom of God."
"Recruit to vision, not a slot."
"You won't move forward if there's no unity."