OC16 Notes: Redefining The Role Of The Next Gen Leader

OC16 Notes: Redefining The Role Of The Next Gen Leader

The following are notes by Paula Forte from Frank Bealer’s OC16 presentation. Six Things Every Next Gen Leader Gets to Do 1. Align Key Leaders 2. Champion Every Age Group 3. Gauge Effectiveness and Success a. 80% Generalist and 20% Specialists b. Helping teams play well together c. Unified language, vision casting, and goals d. Maximize your strengths, minimize your weaknesses a. Be at the decision table a. Refer to www.youleadministry.com for Orange’s working document on the newest edition of... Read More
Leaving A Legacy Beyond The Program

Leaving A Legacy Beyond The Program

by Ian Rock Regardless of the size of a church or specific ministry, we spend a ton of resources (time, financial, and volunteer) creating environments and services that are safe and engaging. We meticulously walk the tightrope of innovation and sustainability, attracting and engaging both visitors and those who call our ministry home. With so much of our effort and energy being focused on our weekly gatherings, it’s easy to lose sight of what the lasting legacy of our ministry will be as we... Read More
What It Takes To Lead The Next Generation

What It Takes To Lead The Next Generation

by Nina Schmidgall Are the ministries in your church competing? Are the various age groups working to be intentional and strategic but are actually pulling in different directions? An increasing number of churches are realizing the importance of identifying an individual committed to developing a discipleship strategy from cradle to graduation—a NextGen pastor. What is the Role of the NextGen Pastor? Champion the Next Generation The NextGen pastor is the “guardian of the DNA” for your family... Read More
It’s Orange Blogger Week 2015!

It’s Orange Blogger Week 2015!

We’re not sure how it happened, but Orange Conference 2015 is just 72 days away! Hopefully, you’re like us, and already counting down the days . . . and getting super excited! Well, if you are, you’re going to love this week. If you’re not (yet), then this week will help you get there. It’s Orange Blogger Week! (Cue the confetti and streamers!) We’ve set aside this week to help you and your team prepare for the event, both mentally and logistically. And we’ve asked a few of our Orange Blogger... Read More
How to Get to OC15 on a Budget

How to Get to OC15 on a Budget

by Kristi Porter April may seem like a long time away, but trust us; it’ll be here before you know it. Like, oh say, 142 days. And we don’t want you to find yourself wondering how you can get to The Orange Conference 2015. We want you here! So, we’re here to help. Here are a few suggestions that we’ve put together to help you stretch your dollars all the way to Atlanta. Throughout the year, we host contests to give away tickets. Follow this blog and/or @OrangeLeaders on Twitter for those... Read More