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Orange Tour Austin: Cueing the Parent

November 8, 2013 | No comments yet

How are you reaching the parents in your church?  Even if you recognize that you should be reaching out to and partnering with parents, sometimes it can be easier said than done. The Cueing the Parent breakout at Orange Tour Austin, taught by Carey Niewhof, offered structure and  vision for churches that are trying to reach… Read More »

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Orange Tour Austin: Lead Small

November 5, 2013 | No comments yet

This year when Reggie Joiner and company took Orange on tour they brought their Lead Small training with them. Lead Small, developed by Joiner and Tom Schefchunas, is a small group strategy that is simple and powerful. It is a resource I give to all of my small group leaders, and this year the reThink… Read More »

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Thinking Orange

April 29, 2013 | No comments yet

  The Orange Strategy developed by Reggie Joiner and his team at The reThink Group is one of the key influences that inspired Radical Parents.  Our desire at Radical Parents is to see parents better equipped to raise active members in the Kingdom of God and we think that the people at Orange understand that… Read More »

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Be Challenged

April 25, 2013 | No comments yet

There is something about routines and ruts that are closely related. Routines aren’t in and of themselves bad, that is until they become ruts.  Routines are comfortable, secure, and familiar. Most weeks of my year I have a routine…not that I do the same tasks but I do familiar things and operate in my comfort… Read More »

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Fear, Fun, and the Family

April 25, 2013 | No comments yet

I glanced over to my mid 40-year-old mother. Fear was beginning to fill her eyes. I asked if she was okay. She said that she wasn’t sure. I worried that tears were about to flow. To be honest, she wasn’t the only one that was scared. Then the bottom fell out. And we kept falling.… Read More »

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Communicate Worth

April 25, 2013 | No comments yet

What an incredible day. One of the reasons I enjoy the Orange Conference so much is because I get excited about going home and continuing to do ministry.  And after a full day of pre conference labs, I was already challenged and deep in thought of how I can take what I learned back home… Read More »

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936. 819. Marbles.

April 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

The day that my daughter was born, I had 936 weeks to spend with her until she graduates high school. I had 936 weeks to teach her about Jesus. I had 936 weeks to convince her that she was made in the image of the creator of the universe. My daughters’ two-year-old birthday was a… Read More »

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Small World

April 24, 2013 | No comments yet

I love meeting new people. I really love meeting new people who have the same passions that I do. One of the reasons I am returning to Orange (and plan on being here in the future) is because it is a place that I can meet and surround myself with people who have the same… Read More »

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Community

April 24, 2013 | No comments yet

Community is a funny thing. It used to be in churches, community was fostered only through small groups, life groups, cell groups, real life groups, or whatever other combination of the word “groups” that the pastor could come up with. However, times have changed. Community is no longer singularly fostered in those kinds of situations.… Read More »

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What’s Happening With Radical Parents This Week

April 24, 2013 | No comments yet

Last night I sat at dinner with one person whom I have known for 15 years, and two more that I have never actually met face to face. In today’s culture, social media has completely changed the way that we interact with people. Last night, Joel and I sat with Todd Kaufmann, and his wife… Read More »