by Dexter Culbreath
So, about six years ago, I was introduced to a strategy. I thought this strategy would drastically impact my quality of work. And while it has definitely done that, it has become even more—it has since become a lifestyle. What started as carrots and traffic cones has evolved into tremendous success for generations to come, not only in our church but in our community. We call it ORANGE.
You can find so much information about Orange by clicking the link above, but to get the DNA I believe you must attend The Orange Conference. You know how it is when someone tries to verbally share his or her experience with you? It’s just not quite the same as experiencing it yourself. OC happens every year, and I’m there. And when I return, my passion is contagious to those around me. Fortunately, most people are like me, and they take it, embrace it, and share it. But when I’m blessed to bring others along, they always remark of how they “really get it now.” That statement is invaluable, and isn’t something I could’ve just handed to them.
So here we are, six years later, and I bleed orange—along with so many others. Nothing brings me more pleasure than to see Orange spreading throughout the community. I want the same for you, so please join us!
And if knowing all of that is not enough, here are four reasons I am attending OC15 with my team:
- Fun: Orange knows how to throw a party. We always attend expecting a blast, but our expectations are blown away every time.
- Wisdom: Every year, we walk away with so much wisdom, and just can’t keep it to ourselves. And learning the what, why, when, who, and how has really transformed the way I personally lead.
- Stories: Stories make information stick. Networking with others and hearing how orange has impacted them brings reality to the strategy.
- Relationships: The Orange staff is fantastic. Getting to know them over the years makes the conference experience that much greater. We especially love our Orange Specialist, Abbey Carr.
So, we’ll definitely be at OC15 and would love to see you there. In fact, please contact me so we can connect! See you soon!
Dexter Culbreath is the “VicKids” elementary director at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia. He’s had the privilege of working with children, teens, and families for many years and has an outrageous passion for relationships. He might also have an outrageous passion for giving everyone he meets a nickname. Connect with him on his blog or Twitter.
TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: It’s take care of your team day! We’re going to give you $100 to spend in the online Orange Store on whatever your team needs—books, T-shirts, bracelets, videos, mugs—you choose! In order to win this prize, simply comment on this blog post, matching Facebook post, OC Instagram photo and/or via Twitter with hashtag #OC15 by 11:59 p.m. ET. We’ll draw one person in the morning and announce on Facebook.
“This conference was the best I’ve ever attended! It was so informative and inspiring, and definitely filled up the spiritual tank! It was such an encouragement and blessing to me and my team.” – an OC14 attendee
Don’t forget—This blog post is part of Orange Blogger Week! It’s a week of becoming more familiar with The Orange Conference experience. Be sure to check out anything you may have missed.
Bring your team to The Orange Conference 2015, April 29–May 1, 2015 in Atlanta. Register by February 19 to save $40 and receive a $50 Orange credit. For more information and to register, please visit TheOrangeConference.com.