Orange Conference Breakouts: How do I Decide Which to Attend?

Orange Conference Breakouts: How do I Decide Which to Attend?

The Orange Conference is just a few months away, and we’ve posted the breakouts that will be available for registration soon. You can start looking forward to planning what breakouts you are going to attend at OC19. Keeping with this year’s theme, It’s Personal, we are going to make sure every aspect is personal for you. With it being a new year, we plan new resolutions, and reflect on the last year. Do you find yourself starting questions with: How Do I . . .?” Many of us do. What is exciting... Read More
What Others are Saying About Orange Conference

What Others are Saying About Orange Conference

It can be difficult to know if you’re making a good decision in attending a conference for the first time, so we’ve gathered a few comments from some of our friends about the impact of Orange Conference. Each one has a unique story and experience with The Orange Conference. If you’re on the fence about attending Orange Conference 2019, let these stories help you decide! The Best Birthday Ever “There are no words to adequately express what The Orange Conference has meant to me. I’m a volunteer... Read More
New Year. New Me. And This Time, It’s Personal

New Year. New Me. And This Time, It’s Personal

You can see the difference in a leader who is just showing up and a caring leader who shows up predictably to create a safe community. There’s an obvious difference between someone reading off a script and someone who has crafted an engaging, relevant, and memorable experience. And you can feel the climate change in a ministry when the leader goes from checking off another Sunday to aligning a team with a common language and strategy. The difference comes, and things begin to change, when you... Read More
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