If we are for the Gospel, for the church and for the next generation then we probably need to be for our neighbors.
You may be asking yourself what that really means or how that might look in your community? Well, to us that means . . .
Your church is a place where people in the community can build friendships.
Your church is a safe place for kids to talk about important stuff.
Your church actually helps when something goes wrong in your community.
Your church can help any family win at being a family.
Your church answers the questions your community is really asking.
Your church gives the community hope and a reason to believe.
So what if, as a Church, we switched our focus. What if we became smarter, kinder and louder to those who live around us so they’ll trust what we have to say? We believe that what happens at our churches will have a lasting impact on what happens in the homes and neighborhoods around our churches.
Have you seen this kind of focus and impact in your church?
We want to hear what your church has done to make an impact on the community, or what your church has done to impact one life or family by just being smarter, kinder and louder in your community.
In exchange, you could win tickets to The Orange Conference 2017 AND your flight to conference. Share your story with us. And if you have photos, we’d love to see them! Please submit all entries to OCContests@rethinkgroup.org by Wednesday, March 8 at 5 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced on the Orange Leaders Facebook page the following week.
The Orange Conference 2017 will take place in Atlanta from April 26–28.
Register by March 16 to save $20 and receive $20 off YouLead Labs. For more information and to register, please visit TheOrangeConference.com.
ReThink Leadership will also take place in Atlanta from April 26–28, across the street from OC17.
Register by March 16 to save $20. For more information and to register, please visit ReThinkLeadership.com.
Contest entries must be 500 words or less, and submitted by Wednesday, March 8 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Late entries will not be accepted. Winners will be determined by our staff, and announced on the Orange Leaders Facebook page by March 15. We will award up to two registrations for The Orange Conference and two registrations for ReThink Leadership. These may be from the same church or multiple churches. If any winners have previously registered for OC17, those conference registrations will be refunded. We cannot, unfortunately, refund airfare.
*PER DELTA: Good for round-trip domestic coach certificates, which are valid for transportation on Delta Air Lines and participating partners. Please check the terms and conditions on your certificate for further details. Certificates are valid for transportation on Delta Air Lines and participating partners. Please check the terms and conditions on your certificate for further details. Certificates must be exchanged for tickets by the expiration date and no extensions will be granted. The passenger is responsible for any surcharges, taxes and fees which are payable when the ticket is issued. The certificates are nonnegotiable, have no cash value and are void if altered in any way.