Coming to a City Near You! Orange Tour 2011!

In 2010-2011, thousands of church leaders came together in six metropolitan areas across the nation to learn more about Orange and to network with peers. Groups of 2, 10, and 25-plus leaders came together to learn from each other, ask questions and be re-energized. If you missed it last year, don’t worry! We’ll hit the road again this fall! Specifically, the Orange Tour is an interactive gathering of church leaders from a specific geographic location. It is purposefully designed to... Read More

Whatever It Takes Book Study—Part 5

If you are just joining us as we read through <a href="Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2, as well as Part 3. What Does It Take For You? Harlem Children’s Zone and the Promise Academy helped start a conversation on the issues surrounding education and the achievement gap in poor, underprivileged communities across this country. Geoffrey Canada had a vision for the neighborhood he grew up in, and now he’s... Read More

More is Less

A Warning Let me start by saying I really hope you don’t fall down and have some sort of heart attack in front of me and my wife when we’re out on a date. You might think, man, that’s selfish, but you’d be wrong. The reason I hope this doesn’t happen to you is because last night at dinner we were talking about our CPR training. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? You pack eight hours of training into some sort of “re-cert” and they remind... Read More

Orange Conference T-shirt Design Winner Announced!

Who doesn’t love a T-shirt commemorating a special event or achievement? Every year, The Orange Conference team designs and produces a special T-shirt reflecting that year’s core conference theme. This year, we decided to open up the design process to our partners and friends. Several weeks ago, we announced an Orange Conference T-shirt design contest, and asked participants to capture the 2011 conference theme, “It’s Your Move.” We received several great submissions and finally came to a... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: More AirTran Ticket Giveaways!

Great news—we found three more AirTran tickets! In April, our children’s curriculum will focus on the character trait of humility: putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. We decided to put the virtue of humility in practice by asking you, our Orange community, to nominate someone you believe is deserving of a free plane ticket and Orange Conference registration. Every year, we receive many requests asking for scholarships and assistance to attend the conference.... Read More