Taking Orange to the City

Taking Orange to the City

My name is Robert E. Purvey and I have the honored privilege to serve as Youth Pastor for the IMPACT Student Ministry at the Antioch Fellowship Church in Dallas, TX. Our student ministry serves around 600 teens in our church and our community partnerships. Our ministry serves students that come from the inner city and suburban context. As a ministry we realized that we live in society that changes fast and frequently. It seems like every week there is a new app to download. Every other month... Read More
Having Faith Conversations With Kids

Having Faith Conversations With Kids

“Well, like one time I forgot to study for a test. So on my way to school I prayed to God to help me do good on the test… and I did!” Out of the mouths of second graders, right? Has one of your few ever made a statement about faith in group that you know you should probably address, but you weren’t quite sure how? Yes, God wants to help us. No, God doesn’t always bail us out of our bad choices. And unfortunately, He doesn’t magically put information in our head during the tests we didn’t study... Read More
Sights, Sounds and Eats Around Orange Conference 2017

Sights, Sounds and Eats Around Orange Conference 2017

Whether you live here in Hotlanta or will just be visiting for The Orange Conference, there are never a shortage of fun things to do and fantastic places to eat. We’ve been told that many organizations use our event as a team-building experience. So, if that’s your group or you’re just flying solo, plan on spending a little extra time in our Southern hub, where the hospitality is free and the tea is always sweet. It’s a great place to explore! Here are a few of our favorite suggestions: Near... Read More
The Five Most Downloaded Episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog for January

The Five Most Downloaded Episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog for January

Are you enjoying the Orange Leaders Audio Blog? Wait. You didn’t know we had a daily podcast on iTunes? Well don’t worry, you’re in-the-know now. Content is curated from this Orange Leaders online blog, and delivered is delivered in audio as a library-style resource on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, TuneIn and SoundCloud. One listening option is to find the topics that interest you and download a la carte. Or, if you’d like to be the teacher’s favorite, subscribe and automagically get fresh ideas... Read More
How to Prepare for Orange Conference 2017

How to Prepare for Orange Conference 2017

You may think that after you’ve purchased your tickets, you’re kinda done until the big event. But there are actually a number of things you can do prior to your arrival to help make your pre, during and post Orange Conference experience velvety smooth. Here are a few of our suggestions: Check it out. Work your way through this Orange Conference Attendee Checklist. You’ll be kicking yourself otherwise. Book early. Flight costs go up and hotels sell out, so book early to stay in your budget.... Read More