Mental Post-Its

Thoughts, Notes, and General Mental Mayhem


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Watch The Orange Conference Live Stream!

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Next week, the company I work for, Orange, will be hosting The Orange Conference 2016 for over 7,000 of our closest friends in family ministry! If you can’t join us here in Atlanta, we’d love to have you participate from wherever you are…by way of the Live Stream!

You’ll be able to see on- and off-stage action, including select main sessions, speaker interviews, witty banter, poignant thoughts, new resources and plenty o’ giveaways—maybe even win a ticket to OC17!

Be sure to RSVP for the Live Stream for additional information and special offers. But you can watch at live.theorangeconference.com directly if you don’t want to RSVP. And I’ve heard that Wednesday night’s opening session (7:30 p.m. ET) is going to be amazing!

And just in case you won’t be glued to a monitor on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, you can also watch on the go through our iPhone App.

Hope you can tune in!


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Orange Tour Starts THIS WEEK!

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Get ready—Orange Tour hits the road this week! We’ll be gathering with approximately 10,000 church leaders across the country over the next three months to discuss family ministry and partnering with parents to influence the faith of the next generation.

 

SAY YES TO THE NEXT GENERATION

When you say yes to the next generation, it means you…

Say yes to tension.

Say yes to collaboration.

Say yes to debate.

 

It means you say yes to wrestling with questions like…

Should secular leaders influence your ministry strategy?

Is your ministry really pro-family?

Does your church make kids and teenagers feel like they have a place to belong?

Are you losing or gaining momentum in your community?

Should you teach kids the Bible or help them develop character?

Is the culture of your ministry attracting the right kind of volunteers and leaders?

 

How you answer these questions matters.

It matters for the momentum of your ministry.

It matters for the effectiveness of your strategy.

It mattters for the faith of the next generation.

But just because the questions matter doesn’t mean the answers are simple. In fact, many of the questions you face in ministry are tricky to navigate. Sometimes there are truths that seem to contradict each other. Sometimes two people with the same goal don’t always agree. Sometimes there’s tension.

So every week you have to decide. You can make a statement or manage an ongoing conversation. You can take a side or fight for the tension.

Join us at this year’s Orange Tour and discover the best way to answer these questions.

We’ll be in 13 cities this fall:

  • Atlanta, GA: September 5
  • Minneapolis, MN: September 12
  • Seattle, WA: September 19
  • Wildomar, CA: September 23
  • Lancaster, PA: October 7
  • Washington, DC: October 10
  • Detroit, MI: October 14
  • Indianapolis, IN: October 17
  • Kansas City, KS: October 21
  • Charlotte, NC: October 28
  • Austin, TX: November 4
  • Dallas, TX: November 7
  • Tampa, FL: November 11

I’ll be at Atlanta, Seattle, Wildomar, Detroit and Indy doing social media, and would love to meet you!

For more information or to register, please visit www.OrangeTour.org.


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Volunteer for The Orange Conference

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All you need to know is that this will be the most fun you’ve ever had over three days. Now go sign up!
Okay, so maybe you need a little more convincing…and begging.
I would LOVE to see you at The Orange Conference this year as a volunteer, April 24-26. It’s my company’s conference for church leaders and ministry teams. We have a whole lot o’ fun and maybe you’ll just learn something in the process. And BONUS—you get a free t-shirt and we feed you during your shift.
We expect to sell out this year, for the first time ever, which means we’ll have 5,600 church leaders packed into the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. It’s a long three days, but everyone is super nice and happy to be there. I’d like to count you among the group. Our volunteers are amazing! We always hear how helpful and nice our volunteers are. We could not host this conference without our volunteers, and many return year after year because they have a great time.
If you’re interested, go here to learn more or sign up. You can list the types of areas you’d like to be in if you have a certain skill or passion. I believe we require at least a half a day commitment.
I’d love to see you there!
PS—As the conference marketing director, I would not mind you paying to attend either. 😉