How to Lead when Life Gets Busy

by Craig Jutila We are excited to have Craig Jutila with us again for The Orange Conference. Be sure to register for his breakout sessions before seats fill up! In life and ministry, it is not the busyness that gets us, it is the stress! There are two kinds of stress, good stress and bad stress. We need to accept the good stress to make us and mold us into better leaders. We need to avoid the bad stress that bends and breaks us. We will take a look at both types and how to lead when life gets... Read More
REMEMBER: Order Your TOMS Shoes Through April 6!

REMEMBER: Order Your TOMS Shoes Through April 6!

Last week we told you about some great, collaborative opportunities for you and your team to show your style. If you’re planning on participating in the TOMS Style Your Sole Party, BE SURE to order your shoes from us by April 6! You don’t want to miss out on this. Gather your team together and buy your shoes, then have a party when you style them at The Orange Conference. Here are the details! TOMS Style Your Sole Party What is a Style Your Sole Party? It’s a fun and simple way to... Read More

Join in the MarriedPeople Conversation at Orange 2012!

Even if you are just a little “Orange,” you have probably heard about The Orange Conference coming up April 25-27. If you haven’t, you have now. You are hearing so much about it, because in our little Orange-colored world, The Orange Conference means a lot! Orange is that time of year that we call all Oranged and non-Oranged church leaders alike, to one place to say, “What would it look like if the light of the Church (yellow) really collided with the love of the family (red) to make Orange?... Read More
A Sense of Urgency Book Study, Week 4

A Sense of Urgency Book Study, Week 4

Every church has them—the folks that despise change and will do anything and everything to halt it. They will go to great lengths to convince others that the status quo is where it’s at and their efforts to keep things as they are can drain not only leaders, but the church as a whole. In the last two chapters of the book A Sense of Urgency, author John Kotter covers the last tactic for creating a sense of urgency: dealing with the NoNos (the naysayers) who can be more dangerous than they... Read More

The Honor of Being Nominated

We at Orange truly feel it is a privilege to share in your journey, and are always so excited to hear what’s going on in your church and community. For our last contest before OC12, we asked you all to nominate one or more people you thought deserved a free conference registration and AirTran ticket. Wow, did you share some incredible stories! Unfortunately, there could only be a few winners. Jimmy Skeen and Kris Bourne Jimmy is the new pastor, and Kris serves on the elder board, of a church... Read More