How to Make a Compelling Argument for Attending OC19

How to Make a Compelling Argument for Attending OC19

So, you want to come to OC19, but your senior pastor just doesn’t get it. The time, the money, or some other reason has him or her thinking it just isn’t worth it. There are too many other asks or priorities to grant your one wish. But you know if you can just make your way to Atlanta next May, you could demonstrate that it isn’t about a cost, but an investment. It’s not about the time away or the money spent, but the opportunity to focus on the right strategy, resources, relationships, and... 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
Impacting Faith by Capturing Milestone Moments

Impacting Faith by Capturing Milestone Moments

There are moments throughout a child’s life that provide opportunities to partner with parents. These are moments of celebration that mark a child’s development. These opportunities—significant moments in the life journey of a parent and child that offer a unique opportunity to reinforce truth and celebrate a growing relationship with God—are called milestone moments (Think Orange, pg. 248).. We can use milestone moments, physical and spiritual moments, to show our families that we are... Read More
Keep the Fun in Youth Ministry by Keeping Kids Safe

Keep the Fun in Youth Ministry by Keeping Kids Safe

by Brotherhood Mutual Staff Writers As the days get longer and temperatures begin to rise, youth activities across the country are beginning to move outside. Kickball, bonfires, and summer retreats are in store. Is your ministry prepared? Whether your youth programming will continue as-is or shift to a more recreational form of fellowship throughout the warmer months, springtime is always a good time to transition to a more active, outdoor-oriented approach to community. It’s also an ideal... Read More