Friday Favs, Volume 2

Friday Favs, Volume 2

It’s “Round 2” for our Friday Favs playlist. The October module for YouLead had been encouraging us to actively think about what it means to encourage a “Pro Family Culture”.  We thought that it would be fun to ask our staff to share with you the songs that make them think about family the most.  You can purchase these songs individually or as an entire playlist on iTunes.  (Don’t let the “Yo Gabba Gabba” song fool you — it’s a great... Read More

Re-writing the Slow Fade with Reggie Joiner

At the Orange Tour in Phoenix this week, Reggie talked about an important issue and Keith Tsuing of CMBuzz took great notes! And here’s the recap video so you can see some of what took place first-hand. Next stop: November 10th in Atlantla, GA! According to an America’s Research Group 95% of 20 to 29-year-old evangelicals attended church regularly during their elementary and middle school years. Only 55% went to church during high school. And by college, only 11% were still attending... Read More

As if you were there Orange Tour notes

If you’re not able to get to the Orange Tour, these notes will almost make you feel like you were there. Long post, but full of great details and Orange-isms! Thanks to Keith Tusing, who regularly blogs at CMBuzz.com Ok, I’ve just arrived at CCV (Christ Church of the Valley) in Phoenix, AZ. It is an incredibly beautiful day with clear blue skies and the temp at a wonderful 65 degrees. CCV has an amazing campus with their children’s building being their latest addition. It is one of the... Read More

REAL MINISTRY: Redeemer Church – "Pro-Family Culture"

We are now well into our series we launched earlier this month called “Real Ministry.” Each week we are checking in with one of four churches to find out how things are going within a particular aspect of the Orange strategy. If you missed the introduction to each of these church leaders, check them out here. This week, it’s time to hear from Sam Luce at Redeemer Church in New York. We asked Sam to give us an update about how Redeeme is doing in the area of reactivating the family.... Read More
Death to the Picture Slide Show

Death to the Picture Slide Show

Think about the last time you sat through a picture slide show.  Whether the slide show was running from a computer using PowerPoint or Keynote or maybe it was running from the camera itself with built in software, did you catch yourself saying, “Wow, that’s cool.”  If you are like me, then I’m sure that is not the case.  Don’t get me wrong– I like seeing pictures and I think they connect with people in a great way.  The good news though is that there is a... Read More