Creating a Community for Today’s Families

Creating a Community for Today’s Families

I learned most of my important lessons about the world from TV. Shows like Happy Days informed me on the subtle nuances of “cool” thanks to the Fonz. Old reruns of My Three Sons, Leave It to Beaver, and The Andy Griffith Show showed me how, even when you get into mischievous trouble, your family is always there to accept you. Even Punky Brewster and Different Strokes showed that even if you’re adopted there’s still a place where you belong. These shows taught me many lessons through 30 minutes... Read More
Bringing the Vision Back into View

Bringing the Vision Back into View

Your team was intentional during your fall launch. You came up with creative and fun ways to reiterate vision to parents and volunteers. There were events, giveaways, take-homes, and all kinds of things to remind parents how your church is working to partner with them to influence the faith of their kid or student. Now it is a New Year, your core parents are busy, new parents are coming, and this is a great opportunity to re-vision parents and remind them of the important partnership between... Read More
Communicating the What and Why of Your Ministry Concisely

Communicating the What and Why of Your Ministry Concisely

Value proposition. That is a key term in marketing. Have you heard it before? Do you know what it means? If not, no worries, it is not one of those more common terms or phrases that everyday people use when communicating. A value proposition refers to a business or marketing statement that a company uses to summarize why a consumer should buy a product or use a service. For example, Slack, the popular productivity app’s value proposition is, “Be More Productive at Work with Less Effort.” Here... 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