How to Make the Most of Breakouts at Orange Conference

How to Make the Most of Breakouts at Orange Conference

Conferences are amazing opportunities for church leaders. Not only are they great experiences for you to learn new insights and be reminded of why you do what you do, but you get to connect with a variety of different people and be inspired by the stories of what can be for your ministry.  While main group sessions at the Orange Conference are fun, worshipful, and encouraging, a hidden gem each year are the breakout sessions.  Every year at the Orange Conference there are a variety of... Read More
5 Ways To Communicate With A Diverse Audience In Mind

5 Ways To Communicate With A Diverse Audience In Mind

As the country continues to evolve and advance, our nation seems to be “browning” more and more every day. This means that churches everywhere are beginning to evolve, too. This evolution includes programming, branding, messaging, marketing, staff culture and even target audiences. Statistics show that churches that choose not to diversify within the next 10-20 years will be struggling churches very soon. Some 43% of Millennial adults are non-white, the highest share of any... Read More
Who is Generation Z and How Can The Church Reach Them?

Who is Generation Z and How Can The Church Reach Them?

There is a new generation on the horizon of leadership in our congregations. While their permanent name will be assigned sometime in the future, researchers are calling them Generation Z, iGen, the Centennials, or the Founders. For the sake of this article, let’s go with Gen Z. Who is Gen Z? Most researchers have settled on Gen Z being born between 1995–2015 (although that year range depends on who you ask). They’re characterized by being individuals who are too young to remember what... Read More
Breakouts for Orange Conference 2020 Are Now Open

Breakouts for Orange Conference 2020 Are Now Open

If you’ve been to an Orange Conference before, you no doubt know all about breakouts. If 2020 is going to be your first year joining us, then you might just discover that breakouts are your favorite part of the conference experience.  After all, breakouts are where the real magic of OC happens. This is the space for you to dive deeper into the content and connect relationally with other church leaders just like you.  OC20 breakouts are now open Either way, it’s important to know that... Read More
Why Valentine’s Day is a Big Deal in Marriage Ministry

Why Valentine’s Day is a Big Deal in Marriage Ministry

The Super Bowl is a big deal. From half-time performances by music royalty to the most expensive advertising space on television, this football game has turned into a worldwide spectacle, and often the only sporting event some people watch all year. The economic power of just one event is life changing for the city lucky enough to host it. The 2018 Super Bowl brought in over $370 million to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Not to mention that it’s an unofficial national holiday in the US as... Read More