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
The Importance of Combining Creativity and Innovation into Your ministry environments

The Importance of Combining Creativity and Innovation into Your ministry environments

In a world driven by creativity and innovation, many companies and churches today often struggle to find a way to create a concept and bring that concept to fruition. This has led to many churches and departments being incapable of reaching its full potential due to a lack of structure and vision. Here at Little Mountain, we will explain the importance of how to incorporate not only a creative concept, but how to innovate that concept into your church to bring the idea to life. CREATIVITY As a... Read More
Keep the Fun in Youth Ministry by Keeping Kids Safe

Keep the Fun in Youth Ministry by Keeping Kids Safe

by Brotherhood Mutual Staff Writers As the days get longer and temperatures begin to rise, youth activities across the country are beginning to move outside. Kickball, bonfires, and summer retreats are in store. Is your ministry prepared? Whether your youth programming will continue as-is or shift to a more recreational form of fellowship throughout the warmer months, springtime is always a good time to transition to a more active, outdoor-oriented approach to community. It’s also an ideal... Read More
More Than Java: Coffee That Matters

More Than Java: Coffee That Matters

by MB Mooney The Guatemalan village appears from the jungle as the bus rounds a tight corner in the road. The bus rocks back and forth on old shocks and then grinds to a halt in a cloud of dust. Mason follows the shuffling crowd off the bus and onto the road in front of the big church building. To his left, the mountain rises above them, and glancing right, the forest grows thick and dark. The heat lays on him like a blanket, sweat dripping off of him. Kids run everywhere; kids from the... Read More