WIN OC16 TICKETS: Tell Us About Your Week

WIN OC16 TICKETS: Tell Us About Your Week

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin We’d also like to add “Mondays” to this list. They are inevitable, and for many people, quite daunting. As church leaders, we are so often focused on Sundays that we forget most people are working for the weekend. The rough stuff happens when they aren’t with us. The rest of the week is where their faith is tested, the kids are disobedient, and the number of errands outweighs the hours. So what if... Read More
You Told Us About Your First Orange Experience

You Told Us About Your First Orange Experience

Last week, we asked you to tell us about your first Orange (or Orange Conference or Grow Up, etc.) experience. Over the past 15 years, we’ve had the privilege of meeting so many of you along the way, but we hear so few of your stories. So, we wanted to know how we first met. We took that stroll down Memory Lane with you, and it was all warm and fuzzy and like a big social media hug (or high five for you macho types). There were some incredible and touching stories. Thank you soooooo much for... Read More
Your Stories Could Win You a Ticket to Orange Conference 2014!

Your Stories Could Win You a Ticket to Orange Conference 2014!

This week, I said YES to chocolate. Perhaps some of you did, too. But it hasn’t changed my life. Now, there are some “Yesses” in my life that have changed me, my circumstances, or my ministry. What are some “Yesses” in your life that have changed how you lead, what direction to take in ministry, or where to lean in? As you may know, this year, the theme of The Orange Conference is YES. Throughout the conference attendees will learn how just one word can change everything: Yes, you can do less... Read More
Why do I Bring my Team to Serve at Orange Conference? (plus, $150 credit giveaway to the Orange Store!)

Why do I Bring my Team to Serve at Orange Conference? (plus, $150 credit giveaway to the Orange Store!)

by Todd Newsom, Student Minister, Hunter Hills Church, Prattville, AL This will be my fifth year to serve as a volunteer at The Orange Conference. Every year, I bring a team of children’s ministry and student ministry volunteers from our church to help out wherever we are needed. It provides a valuable opportunity for teambuilding and spiritual renewal. We also get a free T-shirt, meals and the most obvious perk—attending the conference is FREE. But that’s not why we volunteer. I personally... Read More
Win OC14 Tix 4 Ur SGLs

Win OC14 Tix 4 Ur SGLs

Win OC14 Tix 4 Ur SGLs It’s time to reward some of the people who make your job easier each Sunday, and all the days in between—Small Group Leaders! These are the folks who dream big and lead small. They invest tireless hours in the children and teens at your church: teaching lessons, praying with them, spending weekdays at their activities, communicating with parents, and trying to figure out what’s cool. (Should I Vine or Instagram? Are we still LOLing? Are former Disney pop stars ironically... Read More