Orange Tour in Orlando!

Wish you all could have been there as Orange Tour finished up yesterday. Over 300 leaders gathered in Orlando and listened eagerly as Reggie encouraged leaders to evaluate their current systems and make changes to remain relevant to the students and children in their ministries. Sue Miller and Kevin Ragsdale led breakouts where leaders were given the opportunity to ask specific questions related to preschool, children and student ministry. They were given a sneak preview of the upcoming... Read More

Orange Week- Leverage Influence

What an amazing ORANGE week led by so many Orange Thinkers and Leaders– if you’ve been reading some of their blogs- be sure to comment here or there on what’s resonated with you and your situation.  Many of them will be blogging at Orange Conference 2010 as well.  Isn’t it cool to see all the Orange variations and different stages in implementation? I didn’t want you to miss out on Gina McClain’s Elevate Community post– the onion analogy is very... Read More

Dallas goes Orange!

Over 700 Orange Leaders converged on Dallas yesterday! Energy was high as Reggie talked about the need to constantly update our systems.  Churches evaluated the 5 Essentials that we’ve been talking about all Orange Week (look back at the archives for Integrating Strategy, Refining Message, Reactivating Family and most recently, Elevating Community) using the Orange-o-meter tool… coming out in a Think Orange companion book this spring. For a sense of the amazing day, what leaders... Read More

Orange Week- Elevate Community!

So many Orange Week contests- how will you choose? You’re Orange Leaders- set apart- you know a lot so you’ll want in on Kenny at Children’s Ministry Online’s guessing game with a very special prize. So… do you know Reggie Joiner’s middle name? Kenny says you do… because it’s actually Reggie. But he keeps his first name top secret. One of the other Orange Week bloggers- Matt McKee- got Reggie to confide his first name. If you can guess Reggie’s first name,... Read More

Orange Week- Reactivate the Family

Orange Week is spreading– today we’re talking about how to Reactivate the Family. Be sure to check out Dan Scott’s middle post (2 of 3) where he breaks down the anatomy of an FX or Family Experience. That’s perfect timing for an Orange Challenge we’ve highlighted here on the Orange Leaders Blog- look back in the archives to see how you can win free tickets to Orange 10. Dan Scott- Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Kenny Kendra Matt Jonathan JC Sam posts AND Sam’s... Read More