Speaker: Matt Guevara
Topic: Celebrating God Himself

  • “God is looking for people to strengthen and to do something with.”

  • “God is looking for a people He can do something with. No matter how we need help, God is looking for those who are fully committed to Him.”

  • “When the situations of life cut you, what you bleed is who you are.”

  • “We can’t do anything until we wait on [God].”

  • “It is important to slow down, wait, and listen to God.”

  • “God is looking for us when things are bleak, but also when you are at the top of your game.”


Speaker: Beth Gukenberger
Title: Celebrating God’s Calling

  • “When we surrender to the sovereignty of God, we can enjoy the adventurous life He calls us to.”

  • “The way we build our church is by the way we love well.”

  • “You don’t go into conflict resolution to show someone you are right; you go in to show them who God is.”

  • “God writes the best stories.”

  • “The Gospel is not about a story, it’s about how that story changes you.”

  • “As a pastor, it is your job to show people what God is like.”

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.