How the Orange Tour Can be a Great Introduction to Orange

A few years ago, I attended my first Orange Conference. A bit before that we started using their curriculum, but this was my first foray into all things Orange. I immediately fell in love with the concept and overall strategy. The children's director and I came back and began implementing it in our church. The … Continue reading How the Orange Tour Can be a Great Introduction to Orange

Do you know what I can do? – Gerald Fadayomi (OC19)

Near the end of the Orange Conference 2019, Gerald Fadayomi spoke about another one of the questions Reggie Joiner brought up on the first night: Do you know what I can do? Here is a quick rundown of what he said... We know what they can do.We know what they can really do. POTENTIAL Peter … Continue reading Do you know what I can do? – Gerald Fadayomi (OC19)

No More Hiding in Church – Clay Scroggins (OC19)

When Clay Scroggins was in college, he felt like that was the time when God was really using him. As he felt his call to go into full-time ministry, his biggest fear about going into ministry was that he was going to spend all his time around Christians. But he recently realized he is now … Continue reading No More Hiding in Church – Clay Scroggins (OC19)

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Sam Collier (OC19)

Sam Collier is a great leader. Today at the Orange Conference 2019, he spoke about the importance of our blindspots, saying what we don't know can hurt us. Check out this quick summary of what he said: He started off with a confession: "I haven’t always been self-aware. And I had some issues that were … Continue reading What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Sam Collier (OC19)

When It’s Personal to You – Doug Fields (OC19)

As many of you know, Doug Fields has been one of my mentors from afar over the past 15+ years. This year at Orange Conference, like many others, he talked about the importance of making it personal to us. Here is a rundown of his main points. (FYI, when I use "I," that's actually Doug … Continue reading When It’s Personal to You – Doug Fields (OC19)

Helping Parents Know they Measure Up – Kara Powell (OC19)

Kara Powell has been doing some amazing work over the last several years at Fuller Youth Institute with her Sticky Faith, Growing Young, and now Growing With research. On Friday at the Orange Conference 2019, she spoke about the need to help parents know they measure up. Here is a quick summary of what she … Continue reading Helping Parents Know they Measure Up – Kara Powell (OC19)

Hear the Voices of Those Who are Not Being Heard – Danielle Strickland (OC19)

On Friday of the Orange Conference 2019, we had the privilege of hearing Danielle Strickland speak about the importance of hearing the voices of those who are often not heard. Here are my notes from what she said: Danielle started out her talk with a Children’s Church song… “My God is so big, so strong, … Continue reading Hear the Voices of Those Who are Not Being Heard – Danielle Strickland (OC19)

Everything in Your Church Changes When Relationships Matter – Tom Shefchunas (OC19)

Friday morning at the Orange Conference 2019, Tom Shefchunas (Shef) kicked it off talking about small groups in a talk called Everything in Your Church Changes When Relationships Matter. Here are some notes from his talk: Shef started out by saying he's joked about writing things on Twitter with the hashtag #tweetablejustnottrue. He then shared … Continue reading Everything in Your Church Changes When Relationships Matter – Tom Shefchunas (OC19)