Answered Prayer, Life-Change, and The Orange Conference

Answered Prayer, Life-Change, and The Orange Conference

You’ve likely heard the saying, “Be careful of what you pray for, it might just come true.” That saying has been around for a long, long time, and has been proven true for as long as any of us can remember. I’ve reflected on that thought many times thanking God for, time and again, coming through on things I was praying about. Well, I’d like to share with you one of the biggest prayers I’ve prayed and how God used The Orange Conference to answer what I had been praying about. I was once an... Read More
It’s Personal During Orange Blogger Week!

It’s Personal During Orange Blogger Week!

Jesus made it personal—being born into a family, ministering to and with friends, and dying on a cross for you and for me. Ministry is personal. It always has been. It’s just sometimes we get so busy in the work we do, we may forget why we do it. But when we act like it’s personal it changes how we . . . Say what we say Spend our budget Design our programs Lead our volunteers Work together as a staff Prioritize our calendars Care about our communities OC19 will be a challenge to start over... Read More
The Power of Prayer and Community

The Power of Prayer and Community

by Pastor Jason Noble In the midst of a family’s greatest need, “we can do more together” became more than just a good tagline for our church—it became reality for the Smith family, our congregation, and the entire community. John Smith fell through the ice in Lake St. Louise. John was under the water for 15 minutes before the first responders found him and pulled him out. He had no heartbeat or pulse. At the hospital they worked on John for another 45 minutes to no avail; at this point he had... Read More
It’s Personal at OC19—Registration is Now Open!

It’s Personal at OC19—Registration is Now Open!

When ministry is personal in the right way, it will not only change how your church sees your community, it will change how your community sees your church. At Orange Conference, not only do we want to talk about why churches that make it personal have a different kind of influence with a generation, we want to invite you to personally join us for a unique three-day experience. It’s personal when everyone who shows up cares about the faith of every kid. It’s a powerful experience to be... Read More
Don’t Delay on OC19 Tickets—Get Yours TODAY!

Don’t Delay on OC19 Tickets—Get Yours TODAY!

Growing up with three other siblings, we learned that if you wanted something, you called dibs. Has anyone else actually licked a slice of pizza before eating it to mark their territory or called shotgun for the front seat a week in advance from the family trip? Tickets for Orange Conference 2019 are available TODAY, and we want to make sure you are among the first to receive all the great things to come. Want your volunteers to kick it up a notch? Your parents to partner with you better? Your... Read More
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