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
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
Thinking About Christmas Now Could Impact Your Community

Thinking About Christmas Now Could Impact Your Community

Okay, I am not ashamed to admit this: I would put up my Christmas tree on Halloween night if I could! I am never offended by how early stores put up their Christmas decorations and I have been known to spend my birthday money (in November) on Christmas decorations. Isn’t it strange that we live in a culture where everything is supposed to be new and relevant but at Christmastime we are all in a hurry to go back in time and remember traditions of years gone by? It’s a holiday that brings out... Read More
Don’t Let Burnout Get the Best of You

Don’t Let Burnout Get the Best of You

Burnout is not something unique to church leaders. From doctors, to lawyers, to small business owners, to college students, to stay-at-home moms, we all are susceptible of burning out. If more is caught than taught, then maybe we shouldn’t be surprised with the rise of mental illness and burnout that we are not only seeing in pastors, but in our churches as well. Burnout is what happens when we take on more than God has asked of us. Jesus Himself gave us a rhythm to guide us through stressful... Read More