Be SOCIAL. Seek JUSTICE. Explore OC12.

Orange Conference is definitely an environment for learning. And while you’re learning about ministry, why not take the opportunity to learn about some organizations doing really fantastic things in the world. Our OC12 social justice partners are a great mix of organizations that speak to different causes and talents. They’re looking forward to meeting you, so be sure and stop by. You might just be surprised at what you discover and how you can help. • LUO, https://LUO-SetFree.org/ – LUO is a... Read More
Win a Game Changer!

Win a Game Changer!

No, it won’t be all fun and games, but OC12 will have some healthy competition! And there are all sorts of prizes up for grabs this year so listen up. Orange-opoly Last year, conference attendees had a lot of fun hunting for Golden Tickets. This year, we’re giving OC12 goers the opportunity to play Orange-opoly! A total of 12 game cards will be hidden around the Convention Center and Arena for us to hide and for you to seek. Each one will be associated with a different kind of prize, ranging... Read More
Are You Creative? Try This Simple Test . . .

Are You Creative? Try This Simple Test . . .

If you’ve been around Orange for any length of time, you know how we love to be creative. We found this great blog post by PSYBlog about how a simple duck/rabbit illusion test can give you a window into one’s creativity. We think Orange Leaders can benefit from the novel uses test this blog offers. Check it out! The well-known known illusion above (duck/rabbit) can be seen in two ways: as both a duck and a rabbit. Which do you see first? And if you see one, can you also see the... Read More
Brain Questions to ask about Curriculum

Brain Questions to ask about Curriculum

We had a great response to our blog and infographic about Sticky Teaching, so I read a book where some of those ideas originated from called, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina. I was curious about which things would also apply to our church and ministry worlds. It turned out there was quite a lot—and I couldn’t put it down! I’ve come up with some questions to ask yourself as you look at or even create curriculum to make sure it... Read More
Go Put Your Strengths to Work Book Study, Week 2

Go Put Your Strengths to Work Book Study, Week 2

I love watching people when they’re in their “sweet spot.” You know, that zone where they love what they’re doing because it’s a perfect fit for how they’re wired. Like Jonathan, a high school junior. He’s incredibly bright but not real keen on the traditional ways of learning at school. He’s found a way to muddle through classes, doing what he can to get by with average grades, but he wouldn’t be labeled as “thriving” in his academic environment. Until this year—when he was able to design his... Read More