This is it, the last day of Orange Week 2.0. Thanks to Kenny for all the recaps! And check out the brand new YouLead curriculum- free this month.
Michael Bayne talks about how the Orange conference is the only place where your preschool, nursery, elementary, junior high and high school pastor can all come together and be on the same page.
Chad Swanzy highlights some of his best memories from the Orange Conference last year, including a video he made while flying to Atlanta.
I wrote about my favorite memories from past Orange Conferences. You’ll notice that most of my memories revolve around things outside the conference and the people I get to surround myself with and bounce the ideas I’m learning off of that makes Orange so spectacular. If you want to connect with other family-focused and like-minded people, then there’s no better place that Orange.
I also published a post about all the great badges you can put on your website to promote Orange. You can read that blog here or just go to the page of badges right here.
Sam Luce posted 10 things he’s learned from Orange Conference pasts.
Jonathan Cliff has tied me in the number of times he’s attended the Orange Conference. He does a great job summarizing his experiences from each. You should read his recaps, they’re great. It’s true, no Orange Conference is the same, each one unique in it’s own way.
Jared authored another post on Kidmin 1124 about what he learned from Orange last year even though he wasn’t there physically. He talked about Doug Field’s talk on leading and loving your own family and how it should be a privilege to your family that you work at the church.
Wendy Douglas shares a very personal memory from Orange last year. She reflects on how she wasn’t that mom who truly led her kids spiritually, but ater reading Think Orange and attending Orange, she’s that catalyst for other parents to be that for their kids now.
One last post on Kidmin 1124 from Theresa Haskins enthusiastically tells her Orange Conference experiences. I liked what she had to say about Reggie.
Nick shared a great post about his two Orange Conference experiences, both in 2007 and 2010. I didn’t realize so many of the great speakers where there in 2007 as in 2008… and 2010. Hope you’ll be there again in 2011!
Dan Scott shares the story of his role at Ada Bible and how they turned Orange and built a Family Experience slowly over the period of five years. Thanks for giving us a peak behind the scenes.
JC writes about a beautiful experience he had this weekend with his family and his brother-in-law who has Cerebral Palsy. JC shares thoughts about serving the community as well as serving families with children like his brother-in-law.
This was an Orange Week for the books! If you’ve been reading these notes, you’ll know that some pretty incredible things were written this week. I’m still processing. That is the power of community and collaboration.