CMConnect Conference Closing General Session
It's ashame to see this conference come to an end, but all in all it has been extremely successful for its freshman year. I am looking forward to coming back next year.
JEFFREY REED (LIFEWAY KIDS)
Keys to mission:
We can't fix the brokeness by dishing out an equal amount of goodness.
“What if the main issue in our culture today is not poverty or sex trafficing, homosexuality or abortion? What if the main issue is God? And what might happen if we made him our main focus instead? – David Platt
2. Confirm/Affirm your mission
Do you have a mission for your ministry?
Many ask “Does my church have a mission?” when they should ask “Does God's mission have my church?”
3. Develop your strategy
“However beautiful the stategy, you should occaisionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill
When kids leave my ministry are they equipped to…
…articulate their faith?
…navigate the Bible?
…evangelize their friends?
God has called kids to be single-focused biblically-anchored world-changers. – Craig Groeschel
God wants to use our kids where they are now.
Don't hold them back…especially if they feel the call to do something bold.
4. Launch Families
Part of leading kids is leading their families.
5. Unite with others.
MICHAEL CHANLEY (CMCONNECT)
Connect: With Jesus and One Another
Serve: Heart for kids
Advance: The Rhino (if you were here, you'd understand)
Rhinos have bad vision but goes 30+ mph. It moves on faith – it makes a decision and it just goes. Rhinos only move forward.
Interview with Tony Weedor from Advancing Native Mission
There are more kids in refugee camps than there are in homes in Africa.
In Africa, they have the boots, but they need the weapons.