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Orange Gifts

I’ve asked you to follow along with some of my blogging next week at Orange, and in the spirit of asking for some help I’d like to clue you in on two special opportunities. Maybe you’ve heard me speak about ORANGE! and what that means, but you’re still confused. Maybe you’d like a book explaining how to Think Orange? Well do I have a deal.

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I have a copy of Think Orange to share and it’s not even released to the general public yet. But you can have it! Leave a comment on this post, and I’ll let my wife pick a winner of a signed copy of Think Orange by Reggie Joiner. That’s right. It’s signed, and NOT by me. Starr will pick the winner on Monday, April 27th and I’ll mail it to you! I’ll give you a hint…my wife likes people that say nice things about me! So fire away with those heartfelt compliments, and win yourself a book!

Secondly you can follow along during with the Opening Session via webcast if you visit www.theorangeconference.com on Wednesday, April 29th!


Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.


  1. T Roberts · April 24, 2009

    Hey man:

    This is a great offer! Hope you enjoy the Conference. wish I could be there. Your writings do encourage me and challenge me!!!! Reggie is the BOMB!

  2. prince4jc · April 24, 2009

    The fact that Jonathan doesn’t like puppets won me over in the first place.
    The fact that he finds time to blog as often as he does while also serving full time in ministry AND parenting 3 kids got him bonus points in my book.
    Now that I see that he respects his wife so much that he’s letting HER make the decision on who gets this resource… I’m very impressed. And so is my wife.
    Thanks for setting the bar high, my friend.

  3. acrathbone · April 24, 2009

    The only thing better than winning this book would be to get a copy of a book that Jonathan Cliff wrote and autographed.

  4. Scott Wiley · April 25, 2009

    Your blog is often inspiring and always informative. God has used your blog to challenge me and reinforce some things for me, making me think and evaluate my thoughts regarding kids’ ministry.

    (I appreciate the opportunity to thank you. I’ve wanted to do so before, but couldn’t figure out how to do it without coming across as a “crazed fan.” And yet, I still sound like that now. Sorry.)

  5. jsummers · April 27, 2009

    I suppose one angel would be to try to guess what kind of personality your wife has. Maybe she would like a serious comment. Or maybe she wants a funny comment… like making jokes about you or this contest I’m participating in right now. But I’m not what kind of personality she has. So I’ll play it safe.

    Your blog is a great blog that new and seasoned ministers/volunteers can go to for encouragement, ideas, and to be challenged in both our ministry and our spiritual walk with Christ.

    I do have a question for your wife though. Does she read your blog?

  6. Riggz · April 27, 2009

    This sounds like an interesting conference. Family and church should theoretically work interchangeably. Look forward to learning more! God Bless you guys!

  7. Twyla · April 27, 2009

    My husband and I had a chance to visit with Reggie a few years back while he was in the midst of writing ORANGE. He was so excited about it even then!

  8. College Station · April 27, 2009

    Jonathan, you always make me think out of the box. Thank you for challenging me to not just settle for the status quo.


  9. Ryan · April 27, 2009

    I am a young college student interested in youth ministry and although I have only been following your blog for a little while now it has really challenged me and strengthened my calling in working with kids for a long long time.

    Aside from the fact that your wife is picking the winner in about 5 minutes so I should automatically be disqualified, only an amazing wife like her (and God) would show enough grace in this situation to pick me as the winner :)

  10. Ryan · April 27, 2009

    Wow…I just realized that I technically still have an hour before you pick because it isn’t 8pm EST. My argument is no longer valid but seriously, I look forward to reading about what goes on at Orange and what you are learning in your life…its great stuff!