Your Action Steps, No. 7

At The Orange Conference 2011, participants were exhorted to make 10 moves. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll look at suggested action steps for each move. Click here for the suggested action steps for number six. We’d love to hear your ideas too! Leave any of your suggested action steps in the comments section following the post. 7. Calendar quality time with your family at least once a week. • Have a games night or movie night. • Cook a meal together. • Find an activity the kids... Read More

Leading through the A’s of Special Needs Inclusion

The following is the second in a series regarding special needs inclusion in churches. Click here to read the first post. Family and student pastors unfamiliar with special education often feel underprepared to lead their ministry teams toward better special needs inclusion.  But the success of a leader is often less about their knowledge and prior experience than it is their ability to facilitate a corporate conversation, resource the right people, and generate solution-oriented action steps.... Read More

Your Action Steps, No. 6

At The Orange Conference 2011, participants were exhorted to make 10 moves. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll look at suggested action steps for each move. Click here for the suggested action steps for number five. We’d love to hear your ideas too! Leave any of your suggested action steps in the comments section following the post. 6. Rearrange your church schedule to include an FX (Family Experience). • Start a parenting initiative to establish true partnership with the church.... Read More

The Commercials of Orange Conference 2012

In preparation for The Orange Conference, our team always has a good time with brainstorming and executing fun, informational videos. If you didn’t attend Orange 2011, then you missed The Orange Conference promos for 2012. We thought the videos weren’t to be missed so we’ve loaded them to YouTube and Vimeo for your viewing pleasure. If you’d like to register for Orange 2012, you can do so at www.TheOrangeConference.com for the special low price of $219 per person... Read More

May Podcast: Milestone Emphasis, Carey Nieuwhof and Todd Clark

You’ve probably heard Carey Nieuwhof, senior pastor of Connexus Community Church, doing plenty of interviews around YouLead with key leaders from all over the world. We’re excited this month to hear him and Todd Clark, senior pastor of Discover Church in Simi Valley, California, talk candidly about their families, their church and how they celebrate milestones in their own community. Listen in to learn what these phenomenal senior pastors have been up to! YouLead Podcast: Interview with Carey... Read More