Church Online Engagement: 26 Ideas to Implement

Church Online Engagement: 26 Ideas to Implement

COVID-19 prompted most churches to move to a 100% digital strategy in a short time. It was new and different, but the churches adjusted. After moving online quickly, most of us saw higher numbers of church online engagement with about half of churches saying they...
Orange Tour Re-Imagined: Two Unique Experiences

Orange Tour Re-Imagined: Two Unique Experiences

ORANGE TOUR RE-IMAGINED Two unique experiences offered for the first time this fall! A day of online training for your staff and volunteers. An in-person gathering for key leaders on your family ministry team. A day of online training for your staff and volunteers. At...
Orange Conference 2020 Quotes

Orange Conference 2020 Quotes

Here are some of my favorite points and quotes from the 2020 Orange Conference. Kristen Ivy The grace you give yourself changes everything Become all things to all people Paul was suggesting we need to understand people first It’s hard to give people hope before...
Orange Conference 2020 Opening Session

Orange Conference 2020 Opening Session

Orange Conference 2020 is quite different as an online experience this year, but the content has been amazing as usual in the opening session. Here are some of my notes:   Kristen Ivy When you don’t know what to do, start by asking why: When you remember why you...
How The Orange Conference Helps Our Church

How The Orange Conference Helps Our Church

It's Orange Week, which is a time when a bunch of leaders and bloggers write posts related to The Orange Conference and the Orange Strategy. I'll be at the Orange Conference again this year. If you plan to attend, you'll want to register this week before the price...
Positive Effects of Social Media on Teens

Positive Effects of Social Media on Teens

This is a guest post from Andy Earle (see bio below) about Positive Effects of Social Media on Teens. It’s easy to peg social media as a bad influence on our teen’s lives because it’s caused such a big shift in parenting over the last 10 years. We covered the risks...
3 Social Media Risks for Youth

3 Social Media Risks for Youth

This is a guest post from Andy Earle (see bio below) about 3 Social Media Risks for Youth. Social media can be a great commodity for teens, providing new ways to connect with friends and express themselves. However, there can be some downsides to this new technology....
How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

The theme of this year’s 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...
Orange Conference 2019 – Other Highlights

Orange Conference 2019 – Other Highlights

I have so many things I love about the Orange Conference that it's hard to pick a favorite. Well, my favorite part is the connections. Everything else is tied for second, I suppose. Here are some other highlights from the Orange Conference (from my perspective). Other...
Orange Conference 2019

Orange Conference 2019

I’m at the Orange Conference this week and I’m blogging notes while I'm here. I'll update this post to include links to the posts throughout the week. In the meantime, here's what I'm looking forward to this week: Seeing friends I've made at the Orange Conference over...