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
Why Should You Bring Your Team to Orange Tour?

Why Should You Bring Your Team to Orange Tour?

What was it like for you a decade ago? I remember the economy crashing. I think about how history was made with the election of our first African-American President. The Dark Knight movie was dominating the box office. Our church plant was just a baby at two years old. I weighed a lot less. Anyhow, I digress. Something else stands out from that year, though. It was the first season of the Orange Tour and I took our team to the closest stop to us. In fact, I was over-the-top excited about the... Read More
Are You Becoming the Leader Your Team Needs?

Are You Becoming the Leader Your Team Needs?

For many of us in ministry, summer is a welcome break, a time to take a breath, shore up standards, and try new things. Programming is a little less rigid, and that’s a good thing because volunteers tend to be sparse this time of year. Summer is also a great time to evaluate your current leadership development model and see where your ministry is coming up short. If you want fall to be a strategic season of growth, you’re going to need a plan to RAISE up additional leaders to help you manage... Read More