Monday Is Coming

Monday Is Coming

by Mike Jeffries Sure, everybody knows about Sunday. That’s what churches do. Some churches might get wild and crazy and have a service on a Saturday. But that’s usually it. When it comes to church, everybody’s waiting for the weekend. Wait, though. What if the real action starts when the weekend ends and the week starts? What if it’s not about what happens on Sunday, but about what happens on Monday? That’s the idea behind this year’s Orange Conference, set for April 27-29 in Atlanta. This... Read More
What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

School has started, the leaves will be changing colors soon, and football is in full effect all over the country. That only means two things: Fall is here and the Orange Tour is starting! What?!? The Orange Tour?!? Oh yes, the Orange Tour. Every fall, the great people from The reThink Group take Orange on the road as they cram most everything you would get at The Orange Conference into an amazing one-day event! As one of the hosts of the Orange Tour this year, our church is especially excited... 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
Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture

Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture

by Jenilee Hurley You finally just figured out your recruiting strategy, and you have a plan in place. But what happens after the volunteers commit and show up? Creating a healthy volunteer culture requires a plan and requires some hard work, but if you are willing to put in the effort, the results will be worth the investment. Create Clarity. Before you even launch your recruiting strategy, create clarity around what you are asking people to do. Answer the hard questions: What are your vision... Read More
Five Dials Deserving Of Your Time, Energy, and Resources

Five Dials Deserving Of Your Time, Energy, and Resources

By Will Hutcherson Voices. There are a lot of voices in student ministry that tend to pull our focus in so many different directions. Voices outside of our church shout, “This is the next BIG THING in student ministry!” This can cause us to abandon our original vision in exchange for the envy of what some other ministry has. We buy into the idea that if we don’t do it that way, we won’t be successful. Other voices take form in the expectations of others or our own insecurities, and cause us to... Read More