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
Orange Tour is the Training Event Your Ministry Team Needs

Orange Tour is the Training Event Your Ministry Team Needs

The Orange Conference is a special kind of training event. It crams together thousands of ministers for children, family and students with amazing speakers, tons of fun and great insights into three amazing days. It is an awesome experience that everyone should be able to enjoy and experience at some point. Unfortunately, as great as the three-day conference is, not everyone can attend—whether that is due to timing, affordability or something else entirely. That is why Orange started taking... Read More
Developing the Concepts for Leading Small

Developing the Concepts for Leading Small

When I got my first job as a professional Christian there were two big strangely related tensions in my life. First, and obviously, I had a brand new job in a brand new culture in a brand new “industry.” Secondly, I wanted an iPad. Let me explain. My new job was challenging. My title was Guys Groups Director for the middle school ministry at North Point Church in Atlanta, Ga. My job was to recruit and train the male small group leaders in our church. It was a very large church, so I had the... Read More
25+ Top Quotes of Orange Conference 2018

25+ Top Quotes of Orange Conference 2018

With so many sessions, breakouts and workshops making up Orange Conference 2018, it’s difficult to take in all of the nuggets of wisdom our featured speakers share. Following is a list of 25+ of the top quotes from OC18 speakers. Be sure to share them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! “Unity is mission critical. Disunity disrupts the mission.” – @AndyStanley #OC18 “If we as leaders don’t do something about what’s broken in our communities, we forfeit our... Read More