Checking in on the Orange Tour

Where in the world is Sue Miller and some of our Orange Staff? They’re getting ready for the second Orange Tour stop in Ada, MI tomorrow. Carey Nieuwhof is even coming down from Canada. Here’s a recap of last week’s first stop in our nation’s capital and a sneak peek into the flow of this year’s One Day experience. Still want to join us at the location nearest you? Check out our website for more details or take the journey with us right here on Read More

Series Premier – "Real Ministry"

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that there are a LOT of changes coming to beginning in October. We’ll be telling you about them all between now and then so that you’ll be in the loop. We have spoken to lots of leaders and asked them what would be the most helpful information on our blog. One response we heard loud and clear is that leaders want to connect with other leaders and learn from them. So we’re introducing a weekly blog series called “Real... Read More

What was your WIN this weekend?

A new family came this past weekend. They’d searched for some time to find a church they could call home. As their mom came to pick up their daughter she was overwhelmed to tears as her girl gave a huge hug to her small group leader. They found their home. Win. A Saturday night music volunteer coming back on Sunday just to make sure everything was covered. She was just one of several volunteers who went above and beyond in taking ownership of the ministry. Win. As I running up the stairs... Read More

"Making Ideas Happen" – Part 3

We’re in third week of this great book reading experiment with “Making Ideas Happen.” If you’re just joining the conversation, you can catch the first two installments here and here. This week we read the following section: Reading for Week 3: Pages 107-163 I’m not sure if this happened to anyone else, but I felt especially challenged by the concepts in this section. I think that it’s because the key principles Scott talks up are all opposite of my natural... Read More