A Joyful Christmas

A Joyful Christmas

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord”. – Luke 2:10-11 There are a handful of passages in the Bible that speak to the Christmas story. Isaiah’s prophecies are rich, powerful, and moving. His words, along with the words of other prophets, give insight to the beautiful story of redemption God was writing. Matthew’s writing highlights... Read More
How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

The theme of the 2020 Orange Conference is Every Generation Needs a New Revolution. A few definitions from Merriam-Webster of “revolution” include: a sudden, radical, or complete change activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something a change of paradigm Change is inevitable. A revolution implies something bigger, faster, or more impactful. Let’s face it, churches have not been... Read More
Reading Suggestions to Close Out the Summer

Reading Suggestions to Close Out the Summer

I absolutely believe that leaders are learners and while there are tons of ways to learn, reading books is a must for everyone who wants to grow. I listen to a ton of podcasts and I enjoy learning through other mediums as well, but it’s hard to replace the excellent content you can get from books. Whether you opt for the hard copy, an ebook, or the audio version, these last few weeks of summer can be a great time to dig in and read more to help you grow. Below, I’ve suggested a few books you... Read More
What If Your Personal Development Plan Was Better Than Your Ministry Plan?

What If Your Personal Development Plan Was Better Than Your Ministry Plan?

by Nick Blevins What do you think of when you think of leftovers? I think of so many family dinners as a kid where there weren’t many leftovers. Dad and I really liked to eat. Some things never change, I suppose. I also think of times I missed dinner, came home, and only got leftovers. That was definitely not as fun. My question is this: who gets the leftovers of your leadership? Maybe you never thought of it in those terms. But, we all have multiple areas of our lives where we should be... Read More
Why Every Executive Leader Should Attend Rethink Leadership

Why Every Executive Leader Should Attend Rethink Leadership

Rethink Leadership is an event for senior leaders in the church that’s designed by senior leaders. Carey Nieuwhof helped create the event, along with the team at Orange, and it runs alongside The Orange Conference. The fact that Carey Nieuwhof is behind it is all you really need to know, but with that said, here are 4 reasons why every executive leader should attend Rethink Leadership. Rethink Leadership is Designed with Senior Leaders in Mind The entire conference is designed with senior... Read More