Join the Orange Conference 2017 Facebook Community

Join the Orange Conference 2017 Facebook Community

We know that one of the things our Orange Conference attendees love most is connecting with each other. Sure, you can learn a lot of awesome things from the guys and gals on stage, but you can also learn a lot from the guy or gal sitting beside you. You’ve shared numerous stories with us about your new BFFs: The discovery of another Orange soul in your area. Mentoring someone from afar, or being mentored. Starting a networking group in your area. Wrestling through difficult ministry questions... Read More
Getting to Orange Conference 2017 on a Budget

Getting to Orange Conference 2017 on a Budget

Maybe one of the best gifts you can give yourself this season is the opportunity to learn and grow in the New Year. And we think The Orange Conference 2017 would be a great way to do that! But as we come to the end of the year, your budget may not have any room to grow. So, getting to Atlanta this coming April may seem a bit daunting. But it doesn’t have to! We have a few ideas to help you make the trek. There are a lot of exciting things in store for Orange Conference, and you won’t want to... Read More
Orange Blogger Week, Winter ’17!

Orange Blogger Week, Winter ’17!

Our hearts are pounding, not only because of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, but because we are only 72 days away from conference! If you haven’t started making plans yet, it’s time! And our next registration deadline is this Thursday, February 16. If you like saving money—and who doesn’t?—this one’s for you! To help rev up your heart, we’ve asked a few of our Orange Blogger friends to share their insights and experiences into Orange. This week on their blogs they’re going to be talking about their... Read More
Prioritizing Relationships in Your Small Group Culture

Prioritizing Relationships in Your Small Group Culture

Sunday Mornings . . . or Wednesday nights, or Sunday evenings. Whenever you meet, it’s essential to provide children and students with consistent weekly small group leaders. If you say small group relationships are a priority, this is how you act like it. I grew up in a church where everyone was on a rotation, so consistency was not the norm. I’m so glad that our church now has a different culture. When my oldest kid was three, he wouldn’t even say that we were going to church. Instead, he... Read More
Launching Orange . . . Over Time

Launching Orange . . . Over Time

The old adage goes something like this: “How do you eat an Elephant?” Answer: “One bite at a time.” Well, I’d say the answer is the same to the question “How do you implement Orange?” One bite at a time, so to speak. While we would definitely prefer leaders to be “all in” when it comes to the philosophy of Orange—the idea that the combining of the influences of the Church and the family to have a greater impact on the next generation—the steps to get you to this end in mind can be taken one at... Read More