How to Make a Compelling Argument for Attending OC19

How to Make a Compelling Argument for Attending OC19

So, you want to come to OC19, but your senior pastor just doesn’t get it. The time, the money, or some other reason has him or her thinking it just isn’t worth it. There are too many other asks or priorities to grant your one wish. But you know if you can just make your way to Atlanta next May, you could demonstrate that it isn’t about a cost, but an investment. It’s not about the time away or the money spent, but the opportunity to focus on the right strategy, resources, relationships, and... Read More
Invest in Yourself at The Orange Conference 2019

Invest in Yourself at The Orange Conference 2019

Personal development is just that—personal. So, don’t leave it to chance. Now is the time to start thinking about investing in yourself as a person, leader, and teammate. And, for ministry leaders, there’s no better place to invest in yourself than by attending The Orange Conference 2019. This year’s theme, “It’s personal” will serve as a reminder that we all operate at our best when we are deeply invested in our churches, ministries, teams, and ourselves. Meaningful engagement and real... Read More
Everything Changes When It’s Someone You Know

Everything Changes When It’s Someone You Know

This week, covered here and on the websites of our Orange Bloggers, we’re going to take a look at the OC19 theme, “It’s Personal.” Because, there’s a reason . . . some volunteers have a deeper commitment some parents engage at a more practical level some ministries make a greater impact some churches have wider influence some leaders leave a lasting mark It Happens When They Make It Personal Whenever you become intentional about making relationships a priority, you will... Read More
3 Ways to Empower Your Group to Lead

3 Ways to Empower Your Group to Lead

Regardless of how you minister to others, whether you’re on church staff or you volunteer in the kindergarten room, you’re probably in a small group of adults. You may even lead a small group of adults. If you are, this is for you. People often come to small groups with a consumer mentality. They are looking for relationships, teaching, social opportunities, spiritual formation, therapy, or a connection. But a small group isn’t a commodity to be consumed; it’s a community to be formed. We... Read More
Four Strategies For Recruiting New Volunteers This Fall

Four Strategies For Recruiting New Volunteers This Fall

The fall season is upon us and you’ve got big plans. Your calendar is booked with parent connection events, baby dedications, baptism celebrations, and holiday parties. The last quarter of the year is commonly referred to as a strategic growth season, and while you’re excited and ready to implement your growth initiatives, in the back of your mind one question plays on repeat, “Do you have enough volunteers to make it all happen?” Building a robust team that can move your ministry forward is... Read More