This past week, some of the KidzWorld staff was able to attend The Orange Conference which is hosted by the people who write the First Look and 252 Basics curriculum that we use in KidzWorld environments. The challenge for the conference was for us to think about the fact that after we have done everything we can to engage and inspire a child on the weekend, we must realize that Monday is Coming when they go out and face their world.
We heard so many great speakers who shared different perspectives on how our weekend influence can impact kids’ lives throughout the week. Here are just a few select nuggets of truth from some great leaders.
Following Jesus will make your life better and make you better at life.–Andy Stanley
On Sunday, grace is expected. On Monday, it’s a surprise.–Jon Acuff
What a kid does affects what a kids believes.–Reggie Joiner
Students need an appetite for service.–Doug Fields
Regret stings more than failure.–Pete Wilson
How you’re loved will always impact how you live. How you live will never impact how you’re loved.–Kara Powell
The world would be fixed of all it’s problems if every child knew the necessity of their existence.–Gerald Fadayomi
When we begin to see the greatness of God, we will be fearless in our decisions.–Perry Noble
Think on those statements and let them really sink in. I wish you could all have been at the conference with me to hear the entire messages. Let’s just say that KidzWorld is ready to keep moving forward and make sure that we never forget: Monday is Coming!