The Most Wonderful Time—Orange Blogger Week!

The Most Wonderful Time—Orange Blogger Week!

It is a most wonderful time of the year! Christmas music is playing, neighborhoods and shopping centers are decorated and a joyous atmosphere abounds. It is Christmastime! And, to cap it off, it is Orange Blogger Week! What is Orange Blogger Week? It’s when a great team of Blogger friends from all over the country serving in different ministries share about their experiences with Orange. All week long, they will be sharing about their past experiences with Orange and the conference and what... Read More
The #1 Thing That Makes Attending a Conference so Valuable

The #1 Thing That Makes Attending a Conference so Valuable

Orange is passionate about investing in the next generation, and what better way to do that than to lean into our youth ministry leaders? That is why we partnered with Fuller Youth Institute and Download Youth Ministry to create Youth Ministry Leadership Exchange—an event exclusively for Youth Leaders. Hear from Dr. Kara Powell from Fuller Youth Institute about what really makes conferences so valuable: I’ve been to more youth ministry conferences and training events than I can count. I don’t... Read More
The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

Events are a regular part of ministry. They’re exciting, attention-grabbing, and a great way to create memories and relationships. However, as you probably know, they’re also a lot of work! Therefore, it’s important to make every event count. Whether the occasion is focused on “insiders” like your own ministry or local church, or “outsiders” like the neighborhood or community-at-large, there are two key areas that can easily be overlooked. The Audience You likely have a few annual events at... Read More
How to Prioritize Relationships in Every Part of Your Ministry

How to Prioritize Relationships in Every Part of Your Ministry

I get asked a lot of questions about family ministry. The only question that ever gets on my nerves is when someone asks, “Do you guys break up into small groups at the end?” Now, I get it. It seems like a fair and harmless question. Maybe you’ve even asked it yourself. I know that there are semantics involved here, but the honest answer is, “No. We want our children and students to experience our entire Sunday program as a small group—not just at the end.” There might be a time at the end... Read More
I Get It Now

I Get It Now

There’s something that changes when you see it for yourself. There’s a new sense in which we say “I get it now.” I’ve had many experiences like this in my life. The first time I walked into Neyland Stadium and witnessed over 100,000 fans cheering for the Tennessee Vols. The first time I walked the streets of Rome and really understood just how young America is. The first time I helped lead a friend to a relationship with Jesus. And it happened again, earlier this year at Orange Conference.... Read More