Thoughts on Sentralized

So I just got back from Sentralized, the conference we went to as a part of the FORGE training we’re doing.  If you donated to help us go on this trip thank you very much.  I thought I’d type up some of my favorite quotes and thoughts on the conference. (This will mostly be a list of loose quotes that I wrote down.)

A lot of the conference talked about “The Great Commission”/making disciples and what that actually looks like.  Disciples doesn’t just mean people who attend church.  It means people who live the way Jesus told us to.  We also talked a lot about loving others and building community.  If you really read what Jesus says, we are called to a lot more than just saying we believe in Him or having a relationship with Him.  We are called to care for people and to make disciples.  God asks us to be a part of the story of Him changing people’s lives.  We are called to be servants and put others before ourselves.  We are called to serve “the least of these.”

Jeremiah 29:7- “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

“Dream big, start small.”

“We should never stand in the way of someone getting close to Jesus.  If your theology stops you from embracing everyone, there is something dodgy with your theology”-DH

“The Church is not the hope of the world, Jesus is.  But Jesus hopes the Church will spring to life.”-HH

“We are afraid Jesus actually meant what he said”-LF

“Welcome every person and affirm they are made in the image of God and are valuable.”-DH

“Discipleship isn’t just about what we think.  It’s about what we do and how we feel.”- DH

“We may love the concept but then stop.  It’s not an issue of training, it’s an issue of spiritual transformation.”-HH

“You can be inspired but just be entertained and not do anything.”-JS

“Will we be a living example?  Do we have lives worth imitating.”-JS