Leave the 99 and go for the 1

This is my last post about the generation conference …..until next year.

If I were to take just one thing from this conference it is that God is passionate about people. We need to lay aside the things we think we need. We need to lay aside the things we want and pursue what matters to God. One thing I have been guilty of and I believe the church as a whole has been guilty of is that we stay with the 99 and leave the one. That is not where God’s priorities are. God is intensely passionate about the one. You and I need to be passionate about the one. We need to love God and Love others!

Below is the opening video to our conference I think that it illustrates at least in part where God’s heart is.

What I learned from Ed Young

b-host-eym.jpgI had the wonderful opportunity to meet one of my spiritual heros at our generation conference. I was blown away by his humility and by how personable he was. It is very humbling for a Pastor who has 20,000 people in his church to not only listen to you but ask you questions to get your perspective on things.

What did i learn from Ed Young?

He truly has a passion for reaching people who are far from God.

He truly cares about people.

He is what he preaches. He exudes Authenticity.

He says that he loves asking questions and he really does ask a lot of questions. He never stops learning, I love that.

He has a way of talking the conversation and using it to find out more about you.

He is 100% passionate about the local church.

He lives the theme of our conference. He really does Love God and Love others.

Generation Confernce Wrap Up.


All I can say is WOW. What a great 3 days. It was such an honor to be part of such an amazing event. God is so good.

Highlights for me.

1600 kids passionate about God – learning how to love God and love others more.

Hearing Joyce Meyer for the first time – she can preach. I was very impressed I think to often she is thought of as only being a woman’s conference person. She brought it Thursday night.

Hearing, meeting, talking, and getting my picture taken with one of my heros Ed Young. I will talk more about this in another post. I was blown away by Ed. I used to respect him after this week he took my respect for him to a new level.

Being part of a big team that belongs to a church with big vision.

The Jumbo video screens (the media geeek in me)

Knowing the video’s were projected by a mac (the Steve Job’s loving media geek in me)

Talking with old friends and meeting new ones.

Knowing that the next GenCon is at least 1 year away and not 7 months away like this one was.

Meeting Ed Young, He so nice I had to mention it twice. (If you have ever heard Ed speak, you know he loves to rhyme).

Sporadic Posts

We are having our 11th annual Generation Conference this week so my posts. Will be sporadic. I will do my best to update everyone during the conference.

The evening speakers this year are Chris Hill (Bishop T.D. Jakes former youth pastor), Joyce Meyer, and Ed Young.