Sights, Eats, and Sounds Around Orange Conference 2018

Sights, Eats, and Sounds Around Orange Conference 2018

Whether you live here in Atlanta or will just be visiting for The Orange Conference, there is never a shortage of fun things to do and fantastic places to eat. We’ve been told that many organizations use our event as a team-building experience. So, if that’s your group or you’re just flying solo, plan on spending a little extra time in our Southern hub, where the hospitality is free and the tea is always sweet. It’s a great place to explore! Here are a few of our favorite suggestions: Near the... Read More
NEXT 2018: A Gathering Exclusively for NextGen Pastors

NEXT 2018: A Gathering Exclusively for NextGen Pastors

NEXT 2018, held January 22-24 in Cumming, Ga., will bring together more than 100 next generation pastors and youth ministry leaders from some of the largest churches in the United States to have conversations about some of today’s most pressing issues. Since its inception four years ago, the event has tackled various topics, from racial reconciliation to workplace culture. “Oftentimes, leaders in ministry feel like they’re alone,” said Frank Bealer, executive director of leadership development... Read More
How to Follow Up With Guests After the Holidays

How to Follow Up With Guests After the Holidays

Phew! It’s over! What started in October with fall festivals and culminated with Christmas activities and services is now officially over. It is all over! You can relax now. Or can you? As much as rest and relaxation seems appropriate and necessary, there is also a real opportunity for your church now that these activities are over. In fact, right now is the best time to capitalize on all that hard work you did the past few months. After all, hopefully you made a lot of new connections with a... Read More
The Top 10 Orange Leaders Blog Posts of 2017

The Top 10 Orange Leaders Blog Posts of 2017

In 2017, writers for the Orange Leaders blog challenged us, encouraged us and taught us how to be for our neighbors even more. Here are the 10 blogs you loved the most this past year: 10. Life Norms and the Effects on Faith for Generation Z, by Paula Dannielle: If we are going to reach the next generation for Christ, we must understand that their social outlook is wider than our generation. Read more here. 9. Celebrating the Value of Your Ministry’s Volunteers, by Leslie Galema: What... Read More
Why NextGen Ministry Matters

Why NextGen Ministry Matters

If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time (especially recently), you’ve probably heard the term “NextGen” thrown around a lot. It’s pretty trendy these days. But it’s one of those rare trends that actually lives up to its hype. Buzzword or not, it’s something you should be exploring further —especially if it’s not something your church is currently pursuing. What is NextGen? Before talking too much about the why of NextGen Ministry,... Read More