Do Ministry Better With YouLead

Do Ministry Better With YouLead

You are busy! In any given week you may be pouring into Small Group Leaders, writing scripts, preparing supplies, memorizing Bible stories, hanging out with kids, building relationship with parents and creating dynamic ministry environments. Sunday’s coming, and the pressure is on, and as soon as Sunday’s over you have seven days to do it all over again! It’s overwhelming to say the least, your best intentions move to the end of the list and the tyranny of the urgent demands your time and... Read More
Leading Change Book Study Wrap-Up

Leading Change Book Study Wrap-Up

As we wrap up the insights discovered in the book Leading Change by John Kotter, it seems fitting to walk-through a comparison of two different churches that attempted to instill the same type of change within their community—one done successfully while the other failed in its efforts. We’ll call one church “North” and one church “South”—each has attempted to make the same programming change in the children’s ministry area; switching from a traditional Sunday school classroom model to a Small... Read More

We're Saving a Spot for You!

We are always privileged to have people come from across the US and around the world to attend The Orange Conference. However, we know that budgets are tight and sometimes a point of concern for potential attendees. It is our wish at Orange to help remove any obstacles that might prevent you from attending the conference. For that reason, we would like to help match hosts with travelers in need of lodging. We realize that alleviating lodging costs may make the difference between joining us or... Read More
Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

by Jennifer Cooke My grandfather loved to fish. He knew exactly the right bait to use, where all the best fishing holes could be found and when the fish would be biting. He tried to get me to go with him on several occasions and I humored him a few times but quickly learned it wasn’t for me. I found the whole thing boring, not to mention the worms were slimy and I didn’t like baiting the hook. You sit there for literally hours at times waiting for the tiniest nibble only to have the fish get... Read More
OC13 Special Needs Track

OC13 Special Needs Track

by Amy Fenton Lee The official workshop titles, descriptions, speakers, and times for all OC13 breakouts are now up on The Orange Conference website! Check out what the Special Needs Track offers: Creating a Special Needs Ministry Space on a Budget – Denise Briley In this session we’ll offer ideas to create an engaging, sensory rich ministry environment and on any budget. Together, we’ll go through a list of favorite products and resources to help make your existing environment more conducive... Read More