Holy Discontent Book Study, Week 3

Holy Discontent Book Study, Week 3

Enthusiasm is contagious. In fact, enthusiasm is what drew me into a career in ministry. As a college intern, I was placed at a church where enthusiasm prevailed. Our senior pastor led our staff meetings with excitement and joy—no matter what the week brought, his enthusiasm for ministry and reaching our community was evident every time he spoke. But it was my director supervisor, Tom, who really put a fire in me—25 years ago when I started in ministry and still today. Tom’s holy discontent... Read More
Getting to OC13 on a Budget

Getting to OC13 on a Budget

Churches of all sizes and models attend Orange Conference each year, and find great value in it. However, we understand that budgets are tight, and often the determining factor in a church’s training event decisions. So, we want to do what we can to help, and provide ideas on how to make The Orange Conference more affordable for you and your team. For previous OC’s, we heard from numerous people with great fundraising ideas. From baking to appreciation dinners to prank flamingo plantings to... Read More

Tying Your Shoes: You're Doing it Wrong?

As a child, learning to tie your own shoe is one of those small milestones to parental independence. But did you ever stop to think that the way you’re tying your shoes is . . . WRONG? Enjoy this short TED talk by Terry Moore, and look around you—maybe there are other processes in your life where a new way of doing things would be refreshing. Read More
YouLead Video: Empowering Others, Perry Noble, Orange 2010

YouLead Video: Empowering Others, Perry Noble, Orange 2010

We had the privilege of hearing Perry at The Orange Conference 2010. If you don’t know who Perry is, you are missing out! He’s the Senior Pastor at NewSpring Church in North Carolina and also is an incredible communicator—one who is not afraid to speak truth. Watch as he helps us understand the significance of empowering the people around us. YouLead Video: Empowering Others, Perry Noble, Orange 2010 If you’d like to hear more from Perry, come see him at The Orange Conference 2013!... Read More
Holy Discontent Book Study, Week 2

Holy Discontent Book Study, Week 2

There are experiences we have in life that can change our course forever. It may be a mission trip, an experience with a local nonprofit organization, or a life event that fuels a fire within you—and the more you feed the flame, the more you want to fight to make a change. Sometimes, that might even mean that the original place of holy discontent for you may change or morph into something a bit different. For me, helping young people (especially in our community) experience the hope and grace... Read More