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Orange Day

This week there will be a plethora of web writings and blog postings extolling the virtues of The Orange Conference.  I’m sure that you’ve heard my take a few dozen times over the years, but the Orange Conference is (IMHO) simply the greatest combination of family ministry minds gathered together each year.  There are some great conferences out there, and we are living in a Church Ministry golden age of some great gatherings for leaders.

To me The Orange Conference is the premier place to get to know children’s pastors, youth pastors, family ministry pastors, and senior pastors; because they are all in the same room.  The Orange Conference is NOT a family conference.  The Orange Conference is NOT a children’s ministry conference.  The Orange Conference is NOT a youth ministry conference.  But what it is NOT, is what makes it so great.  Those that gather each April in Atlanta are gathering so that they can step outside their own ministry comforts, and join the conversation within a greater team of leaders leading the entire family.

I’ll be there this April in Atlanta, and I hope that if you are a church ministry leader you will pray about joining me with the others in attendance.  Let’s work to be game changers in our churches and communities!

Check out the NEW Orange Conference website today, and don’t forget to mark your calendars right now!  Registration begins on September 22nd, and you will want to register on this day to get the cheapest rates to the Orange Conference!

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.