How to: Mobilize Kids & Youth to Lead (Orange 2011)

Many of us in ministry know the typical way things go. Parents expect to drop their kids off at their respective ministry and go on their way. Going deeper, many churches take this approach. They view the ministers as the only ones in charge of the ministry. While many have tried to change this, which…

Plans for Orange Conference 2011

If you haven’t realized it yet, I’m going to be heading down to Atlanta again for the Orange Conference this year. I just booked my flight, so it is official! My first time was last year, and this year, they have asked me to return and blog for them. I am pretty excited about this…

Orange Brought Me Inspiration

Someone told me a while back that ministry is one of the loneliest careers. At the time, I am sure I had no idea what that person was talking about. I mean, I was surrounded with peers in Bible college who were studying and doing ministry, and it was some of the best times in my life.…

Orange Recap #2

Today was our second day of the Orange Conference.  It started off a bit slow, with a great breakfast at the hotel (biscuits & gravy, eggs, etc).  When we finally got to the arena, I was completely at home again.  I seriously love conferences, and I had not been to one in so long, I…

Orange Recap #1

After flying out of Boston and landing in Atlanta today, I was a bit tired.  However, I soon woke up during the long walk from one end of the airport to the other, just to get our rental cars.  I lucked out and scored a blue Dodge Charger.  It is pretty nice, comfortable, and smooth…

Seeing Orange

Tomorrow, I will be heading off to Atlanta, GA, for the ORANGE CONFERENCE.  This is a time for those of us in ministry to focus more on partnering with families.  So often, in the church, we have compartmentalized our ministries. At the same time, we have tried to operate separately from the God-instituted family.  The…