At the 2014 Orange Conference I had the privilege to talk with many influential people in the Children’s Ministry community: Jim Wideman, Frank Bealer, Tom Bump, Jeremy Hooper, Jessica Bealer, Josh Galletta, Dan Scott, Dan Kubish, Matt Norman, Aaron Bauer, Misty Coffman, Doug Fields, Anthony Prince, Yancy, Jon Acuff, Carey Nieuwhof, Kenny Conley, Mike Clear, and Jonathan Cliff. The pressures and burdens on their ministries would crush most individuals. The schedules that these leaders keep require a lot of organization. They are the people who most would consider BUSY, but yet as I talked with them it is easy to see that they truly care. Most stopped what they were doing, looked into my eyes, and answered the questions that I presented. In Infuse, Brother Jim has been leading me to learn that loving people is the most important thing that I can do. These leaders modeled to me this concept and through their actions preached “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” (Luke 16:10).
I am truly grateful for these experiences and leave you with a question that Andy Stanley posed in his sermon:
“What does love require from me?”