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Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Ministry Leaders, Momentum, OL Curriculum, Strategy | 4 comments

Orange Revolution Book Study

Apparently ORANGE is even more popular than we realized. This month we will be hosting a book study on best-selling book, The Orange Revolution by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton.

This month in YouLead we are talking about the importance of consistent meetings. Understanding the ins and outs of what Gostick and Elton call a “breakthrough team” will help you develop and implement the overall Orange strategy in your church. When you build a solid team– around honesty, openness, trust and solid communication, you make way to have difficult conversations; that can lead to creative solutions that can ultimately impact the families in your community.

And although their Orange may not be defined the same way our Orange is, we do share a few things in common.

1. Orange is the color of change. If we are going to begin working together to partner with parents, then change is inevitable. Your willingness to change, to be a part of the team, and to take the time to meet face to face, can make all the difference.

2. Orange begins in the hearts of team members. If we want to influence the hearts of the next generation, it has to start in our own heart and in the hearts of the people we work with.

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed it’s the only things that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Join us next Wednesday, we will be discussing Chapters 1-4!


  1. I’m glad you posted this. I’m in the midst of redefining our leadership team to begin Orange-ifying our ministry. Great post! Definately buying the book.

    • Hey Ryan! Excited to hear how your transition goes! You’ll have to keep us updated. Bre

  2. OK, so Lee Cockerell’s “Creating Magic” was a great read with plenty of excellent ‘takeaway’. But “Orange Revolution” really hit me. Whether it was the book’s structure, the diverse industry examples, or the simple Rule of Three; I found myself pondering ministry application on most every page. Thanks for the excellent recommendations, I’ll look forward to the Orange Review.

    • Thanks Roy! Can’t wait to hear more of your thoughts! We’ll be going through the book every Wednesday through January!

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