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Orange Giveaway!

For this entire week I have written about how I have worked   the 5 Elements of Orange into my ministry strategy.   Catchup on my earlier posts:

#1 Integrated Strategy

#2 Refine the Message

#3 Reactivate the Family

#4 Elevate the Community

#5 Leverage Influence

I hope that you’ve taken the time to read and see what everyone else has said this week in regards to these same things.   I’ve tried to share personal experiences, and how I’m trying to effect change from the bottom up.   Just know we’re all in this together!

Dan “The Orangest of them All” Scott

Sam “Yankees are like the Church” Luce

Jonathan Cliff

Matt “White Pants” McKee

Kendra “Curriculum Guru” Golden

Anthony “Let me complain about 65 degree weather” Prince

JC “the lesser” Thompson

In the spirit of giving, I want to offer a free giveaway this morning!   On Thursday, January 21st I will be selecting one person to receive:

What If : Looking at Children and Student Ministry Through a Different

One thing never changes: Things always change. Leaders must proactively recognize shifts and change currents, then transition to more effective approaches to ministry. It is critical that this response be decisive. What if we need to recast our focus? What if it’s time for a strategy adjustment? Share this unexpected teaching moment with your team and discuss how you may need to shift your thinking about what really matters in ministry.

How do you win this?   Easy…ok maybe not that easy.

First: Leave me a comment here on this post tell me why your better than everybody else and deserve this free $40 value gift.

Second: Twitter this blog post! For example you could say, “@jonathancliff is the coolest person I know.   Go to http://www.jonathancliff.com/2010/01/orange-giveaway/ and see what I’m going to win in his Orange Week Giveaway!”

Third (in case of not having twitter): Go to your Myspace account and say something nice about Kenny Conley.

I’ll select one person that is the most creative in leaving a twitter comment directing others to this blog to win the Giveaway!   Stay tuned!

UPDATE: We have a winner! http://www.jonathancliff.com/2010/01/winner-winner-chicken-dinner/


If you’re not making plans to attend the Orange Conference in Atlanta this Spring, then start making them now.   I’ll be there, and many more important people as well.   Come see if an Orange way of thinking can help you integrate strategy with your entire Next Generation ministries at your church!

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. Anthony Prince · January 21, 2010

    It’s, like, 50 degrees here today.
    We’re freezing and it’s been raining for three days.
    We’re not quite sure how to handle all this non-sunny weather.
    Living in Southern California is hard.
    But, I rough it out and serve Jesus here because it’s where he’s called me.

    That’s why I should win. ;)

    (oh, are those of us blogging #orangeweek not allowed to win? well, I’m going to try because this looks like a GREAT resource!)
    .-= Anthony Prince ´s last blog ..Orange Week: Reactivate the Family =-.

  2. Robert · January 21, 2010

    I think I should win this because I had been a Lead Pastor for over 30 years when God asked me to join a new work as Family Minister. I jumped at it and now I am trying to learn everything I can about children’s ministry and Orange. I need all the help I can get! I don’t have a lot of time left to learn what it has taken some people a lifeteam to learn. Help the old man out.

  3. Sam · January 21, 2010

    Ha! That is so hilarious. You are so right, i’ll bet Kenny was at one time the king of myspace.

    I should win because when people meet Kenny Conley they say “Are you the Kenny that is friends with Sam Luce because that guy is awesome.”
    .-= Sam ´s last blog ..Orange Week: Leverage Influence =-.

    • Kenny · January 23, 2010

      Yes, I had a myspace account just like the hundreds of millions of other people and the day I signed up for facebook was the last day I logged into myspace.

      BTW Sam, what you’ve described has never happened to me. Sometimes I’ll send people to your blog and they’ll message me back and say, “that guy’s got skulls on his blog… he must be in youth ministry or something.”
      .-= Kenny ´s last blog ..Orange Week: Leverage influence =-.