Say “YES” Contest Finalists!

Say “YES” Contest Finalists!

The hardest part of this contest was saying, “no” to so many great entries! Thank you to everyone who participated. It was truly inspiring to see how “YES!” is changing your lives, your ministries and your communities. It’s definitely a preview of what we all have to look forward to at The Orange Conference 2014! Below are the lucky seven contest finalists. Please take a look at what they had to say, then head on over to our Facebook page for voting. Once you reach the Facebook page, click the... Read More
Stuff Leaders Want Feature: The Synergist Book Preview

Stuff Leaders Want Feature: The Synergist Book Preview

The following excerpt is taken from The Synergist Book Preview available in the Stuff Leaders Want resource library. For the full Book Preview, sign up for an SLW subscription. In his book The Synergist, author Les McKeown explains the three standard, default work styles that you can find in any work environment: The Visionary, the Operator, and the Processor. It’s not that one won’t ever take on the style of another; rather, one of those styles will show up more often. Each work style plays a... Read More
Book Study: Losing Your Marbles/Playing for Keeps, Week 3

Book Study: Losing Your Marbles/Playing for Keeps, Week 3

Tribes over time show us how we belong. We are all trying to fit in somewhere. As a leader or parent, you play a critical role in connecting kids to two primary tribes. Church and Family. Just like love, words, and stories were God’s ideas, so were tribes. People were always part of God’s plan. Maybe that’s why tribes matter so much. They exist to remind us that we belong to God and we belong together. It’s as if God designed us so we would naturally connect in tribes.... Read More
How to Impact the Kids in Your Public Schools

How to Impact the Kids in Your Public Schools

by Misty Coffman One of my favorite inventions is caller ID. I love it because I am a control freak and hate the unknown, even if the unknown is a few seconds between a ring and a “hello?” I love it because, when I see the number, almost always have an emotional reaction—whether it’s dread when I see the call is from my daughter’s school about yet another one of her falls from the monkey bars; fear brought on by a late-night call from a family member; or excitement when I see... Read More
Contest is Now Closed: *Win OC14 Tickets Just for Saying “YES!”*

Contest is Now Closed: *Win OC14 Tickets Just for Saying “YES!”*

“No, it’s not in the budget.” “No, we don’t have the time.” “No, that will never get approved.” “No, we can’t think of anyone who will dress up as a Scottish rapper.” It’s about time you were rewarded for saying YES. How about some FREE Orange Conference 2014 tickets? Tell us about something you said YES to that made your ministry better. It may have opened unexpected doors, created opportunities, changed the direction of your ministry, energized your team, brought in new volunteers, or made... Read More