David Platt Joins Orange Tour in Birmingham!

The Orange offices are abuzz with activity as plans for the fall Orange Tour come together.

We are excited to announce that Dr. David Platt, bestselling author of Radical, will be speaking with Reggie Joiner onstage at the Birmingham tour stop, September 9, 2011.

Platt is the pastor of the Church at Brook Hills, a four-thousand-member congregation in Birmingham, Alabama, comprised of world-impacting disciples who really believe that as a church they can shake the nations for God’s glory.

David’s first love in ministry is disciple making—teaching God’s Word, mentoring others, and multiplying the gospel. “I believe that God has uniquely created every one of His people to impact the world,” he says. “Some may count this view as idealistic, but I believe it is thoroughly biblical—rooted in Psalm 67:1–2, yet found in Scripture from beginning to end. God is in the business of blessing His people so that His ways and His salvation might be made known among all people.” To this end, David has traveled throughout the United States and around the world, teaching the Bible and training church leaders.

David has earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia and three advanced degrees, including a doctor of philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Brook Hills, he served the seminary as dean of chapel and assistant professor of expository preaching and apologetics and was on staff at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans.

David and his wife, Heather, are Atlanta natives who made their home in New Orleans until they were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They live with their family in Birmingham.

For more information about Platt and his book, Radical, go to www.RadicalTheBook.com.

Also, Orange is looking for bloggers in the tour stop cities of Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; Seattle, Wash.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New Brunswick, N.J.; New York City area; Charlotte, N.C.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Houston, Texas; and Dallas, Texas. We’d like to connect with bloggers that are interested in helping us capture information, discussions, and ideas brought forth from the event. If you’re a blogger in those cities, please contact us at orangeleaders@rethinkgroup.org.

The Orange Tour Birmingham stop will be held at The Church at Brook Hills. Registration is $59, including lunch, on or by August 26, after which the price increases to $69. The one-day training opportunity can either be considered a stand-alone event or as a precursor to The Orange Conference, the 4,000 plus national event, which will be held April 25-27, 2012, in Atlanta. For more information about The Orange Tour, please visit www.OrangeTour.org, email tour@rethinkgroup.org or call 678-845-7168.